SPACE and Mechanics' Hall are pleased to announce Movement Break: Care, the first edition of a new ongoing
SPACE and Mechanics’ Hall are pleased to announce Movement Break: Care, the first edition of a new ongoing series dedicated to conversations about dance and performance among Maine artists, practitioners, presenters, and audiences. Each gathering will be guided by a theme that will then inform the gathering’s conversation and movement break. For this first edition, the topic is “care.” This year has been an urgent reminder to consider care throughout all aspects of our lives: our bodily health, mutual community aid, artist advocacy, and cultural care in a polarized moment.
Register HERE; we will share the Zoom meeting link day-of.
The virtual event will begin with an offering of “show & tell,” where selected dance artists will offer reflections and brief work samples related to how they are interpreting, receiving, or exploring care. The group will then take a movement break, a virtual opportunity to move together, led by Kristen Stake of The Living Room. The event will close with a group Q&A that may relate to the artists’ work, the topic of care, or any other idea that comes up during the gathering.
For this event, our featured artists are: René Johnson, Michelle Mola, Brian Crabtree, Adanna Jones, and Kristen Stake. These four artists were nominated because of their artistry and thought leadership. Future events will feature more artists nominated by their peers. In this way, we hope the series can include voices from the multitudes of dance communities in our state.
(Sunday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST