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Call for Collaborators – Links of light: Healing Through Community
January 27, 2023
An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until February 10, 2023
This is a call to everyone in the Art Spark Dance community, especially those feeling low this winter or facing seasonal depression. Join us and be a part of a collaborative virtual dance project exploring the topic of healing in community. This video project is open for any body and all experiences and will be submitted to the Mobile Dance Film Festival!
We are looking for 1-2 minute movement and/or spoken word videos that reflect your experience around the topic. The video should be shot on a mobile device in a horizontal view. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 3rd. If you have any trouble submitting a video through the form or need more support in making the video please email [email protected].
First, think of moments where you have felt unmotivated, alone, or the desire to be alone, what it is like to find shelter inside your mind even when it is a dark place.
Then, think of how it feels to be with people who you are loved by or that give you a sense of safety in your vulnerability.
You can note a list of words or drawing images that come to mind–structure this exploration as much or as little as is helpful.
We ask that your video begins with movement that receives from the right side of the frame to be released to the left side of the frame. You can repeat this transition from side to side multiple times in your recording.
Create a movement score, word collage, or poem that is inspired by moments where you have felt unmotivated, alone, the desire to be alone, or what it is like to find shelter inside your mind even when it is a dark place. Then, think of how those feelings relate to being with people who you are loved by or that give you a sense of safety in your vulnerability.
The theme for this project was inspired by a quote from bell hooks’ All About Love:
“Rarely, if ever, are any of us healed in isolation. Healing is an act of communion.”
Questions? Email [email protected]