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ZONES
 

Intermedia Arts presents
ZONES
Led by 
Marcus Young, Ananya Chatterjea, and Dr. Joi Lewis

ZONES is a participatory workshop and community healing event that explores flowing through zones of meditation, movement, and art. Together, we break through zones of restriction, trauma, and isolation to access emotional liberation. The experiment led by Marcus Young, Ananya Chatterjea, and Dr. Joi Lewis will invite audiences to experience various forms of self-care in a playful, mindful, and celebratory environment. A reception with food will follow the event. ZONES is co-presented with Don’t You Feel It Too?, Ananya Dance Theatre, and Joi Unlimited / OM Community Coach Training Program.


What to Bring (as able) and How to Prepare:

  • Yoga Mat, Meditation Cushion, or Yoga Blanket

  • Water Bottle

  • Your favorite music on a mobile device + earbuds

  • Comfortable clothes you can move in

4-4:15PM | Welcome
4:15-4:35PM | Meditation
4:35-5PM | Don't You Fell It Too? (movement, dancing)
5-5:20PM | Meditation
5:20-5:30PM | Mindful watching of dance performance
5:30-6PM | Reflection circles
6-6:30PM | Healing activities, food, and celebration


More Information on how to prepare here.


ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Marcus Young 楊墨 is a behavioral and social practice artist making work for the stage, museums, and the public realm. He seeks new tones of belonging and liberation through design of behavioral and social forms, through shifts in systems and in awareness that turn things into art. Since 2008, he has been creating Don’t You Feel It Too?—a participatory radical street dance practice for social healing and inner-life liberation. From 2006 to 2015, he served as City Artist in St. Paul, MN, where he helped redefine the role of the artist in government and created art within city systems. Museum work includes With Nothing to Give, I Give Myself—living 10 days around-the-clock at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts to foster the revelation that people are the great overlooked works of art. He is ongoing Collaborating Director with Ananya Dance Theater, and a recipient of awards from the McKnight, Bush, and Jerome Foundations. https://www.DYFIT.org/ 


Ananya Chatterjea is a choreographer, dancer, scholar, and educator who envisions her work in the field of dance as a call to action with particular focus on women of color. Since founding ADT in 2004, Ananya has created 13 full-length works. Ananya is the recipient of a 2011 Guggenheim Artist Fellowship for Choreography and a 2012 McKnight Choreographer’s Fellowship. She was named "Best Choreographer" by City Pages (2007), celebrated as Outstanding Dance Educator by the Sage Awards (2015), and has received awards from the BIHA Women In Action organization, the MN Women’s Caucus, the 21 leaders for the 21st Century Award from Women’s E-News, and the Josie Johnson Social Justice and Human Rights Award for her work weaving together artistic excellence, social justice, and community-building. Ananya is a Professor of Dance and Scholar of the College at the University of Minnesota. http://www.ananyadancetheatre.org/


“Dr. Joi” Lewis is the Founder and CEO of Joi Unlimited Coaching & Consulting. She is wounded-healer, freedom fighter, space holder & curator, who believes in interrupting her own internalized oppressor patterns with loving kindness to connect more fully with humanity and she invites others to do the same. “Dr. Joi” uses the four principles of the Orange Method: Mindfulness, Meditation, conscious Movement, eMotional liberation, to hold space for transformation of systems and self. Joi Unlimited recently launched The OM Community Coach Training and Certification Program in Healing Justice with program support from the Catalyst Initiative of the George Foundation. The program trains a network of healers, artist and community organizers/leaders who are committed to healing from trauma and toxic stress for people from historically marginalized communities and their allies, grounded in black liberation and thus liberation for us all. www.joiunlimited.com





These events are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota.



A Part of Intermedia Arts' Catalyst Series