2023/24 Collective in Residence
The Visible Bodies Collective is a multidisciplinary embodiment practice grounded within global Indigenous ways and knowing and being. This shared collective of knowledge keepers engages in training, creation, and performance; with an emphasize on somatic processing and structured improvisation. Our mission as a collective is to establish a collective process of working that expresses concepts of: Indigenous epistemologies, spirituality, social and political justice, land-based dramaturgy, cultural resurgence, embodiment as revitalization of ancestral knowledge through traditional and contemporary dance and movement practice. We engage the body as the main vehicle of political expression addressing among other things: social issues, intergenerational and ancestral healing- our underlying desire is for transformation, and connection back to the teachings of mother earth, universal laws of nature and our sovereign bodies. We gather for restoration and nourishment of our spirits; mending past, present and future, weaving traditional and contemporary story, rhythm, and our natural abilities and intuition to orate our experiences as women of color.