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Learning to Speak: Embodied Resources for a Sustainable Art Practice
Learning to Speak: Embodied Resources for a Sustainable Art Practice

Sun, Sep 18

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447 Minna St, San Francisco

Learning to Speak: Embodied Resources for a Sustainable Art Practice

Voice and embodied practices to explore our relationship to speaking. Facilitated by brooke smiley. Presented by Bridge Live Arts' "Money in the Arts: Pathways to Equity" series.

Where & When

Sep 18, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT

447 Minna St, San Francisco

Event Details

Voice and embodied practices to explore our relationship to speaking. Facilitated by brooke smiley. Presented by Bridge Live Arts' "Money in the Arts: Pathways to Equity" series.

This session explores the implications of systemic cultural oppression and privilege as it relates to the voice, one’s sense of relative safety, and whole body expression. Participants will be guided to explore what occurs in the body when waiting to speak, speaking while not being heard, and speaking while being heard. Individual, small group and large group explorations will support space to observe embodied patterns, and explore resources for accessing the voice for differing outcomes. The intention is to uplift the relationship the voice has to cultivating a practice of valuing personal equity and negotiating boundaries for a sustainable art practice.

For tickets visit: bridgelivearts.ticketleap.com

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TICKET PRICES: 

$20 - $75 sliding scale

BIPOC Subsidy: As part of Money in the Arts, we are providing ten subsidies to participants that identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or as People of Color (BIPOC). Each subsidy allows someone to register for all three workshops for only $10. Please email admin@bridgelivearts.org to access this support.

NOTAFLOF: If you are not able to afford the lowest ticket price but would still like to attend, please email admin@bridgelivearts.org.

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ABOUT BROOKE SMILEY

brooke smiley is an artist who guides land and body learning.  Grounded in somatic education, public earth art, and dance performance, her work engages a deepening awareness in the body, our relationships with one another, and the world.  A Osage woman, she partners with the history of the land and who lives here — all forms more than human — their wisdom and agency, and honors each voice by slowing down to listen.  With a strong background in contemporary, post modern dance, embodied anatomy, earth architecture, and trauma informed pedagogy, brooke invites collaborative spaces of learning through individual sessions, consultation, community engagement, film, and performance.

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As artists and art professionals, we don’t come together enough to talk about money. Bridge Live Arts’ upcoming series  Money in the Arts: Pathways to Equity aims to change that. The series will offer practices and conversations where we, as a community dedicated to the advancement of equity in our field, can address some of the deeper causes getting in the way of collective financial empowerment. Inside supportive environments, you will explore restrictions and possibilities for the voice from the lens of embodiment and mindset.  Attendees interested in reparations and equitable compensation will also learn tactics for making decisions around pay and budgeting.

Photo credit: brooke smiley, courtesy of the artist

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