Photo of Sherwood Chen by Sigel Eschkol
BIQTPOC Performing Artist Hive and The Bridge Project present
2019 Fall Teaching Artist
Sunday October 6, 2019
Sunday Morning Practice and Sharing with Sherwood Chen *THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT*
9am to 1pm
This exploratory morning will introduce aspects of Bay Area-bred dancer Sherwood Chen’s movement research. We will investigate landscapes inscribed on our skins and the environments in which we are situated. Practices will occur inside and outside the studio, include physical contact and scores in partners and / or groups, and will conclude with an informal artist talk over lunch.
Registration and punctual arrival are required to attend.
Black, Indigenous, Queer, and Trans folk and people of color are encouraged to join.
Please no scents or perfume. There will be two air purifiers running in the space.
Space is limited so register early.
Sherwood Chen is a performer and cultural worker. He performs and leads workshops internationally, and has worked with artists including Grisha Coleman, Yuko Kaseki, Amara Tabor-Smith, Xavier Le Roy, Min Tanaka, Anna Halprin, Jess Curtis, inkBoat, Sara Shelton Mann and l’agence touriste. He has trained dancers in places including the Centre National de la Danse, Independent Dance / Siobahn Davies Studios, La Ménagerie de Verre, Oficina Cultural Oswalde de Andrade, ODC, Arlequi, Chez Bushwick, Sala Crisantempo, Centro Nacional de las Artes, UC Berkeley and the Maré Center for the Arts. For over twenty years, he has contributed to Body Weather research initiated by Tanaka and his associates, both as a member of Tanaka's company Mai Juku and Body Weather Farm in Japan, and subsequently working with founding members including Oguri and Christine Quoiraud in the US and France. His arts advocacy work has specialized in support for tradition-based, indigenous and community-based artists and programs.