Practice, site-specific evening-length work, summa cum laude thesis at University of Minnesota, 2020
Hook, student work at University of Minnesota, 2020
Our Next System, dance film, student work at University of Minnesota, 2020
Anthem, student work at University of Minnesota 2019
Too Much, student work at University of Minnesota Arts Quarter Festival 2019
pain is temporary but quitting lasts forever, student work at University of Minnesota 2019
in the soft space between your shoulder blades, student work at University of Minnesota Arts Quarter Festival 2018
Somatosensory, Dances at MuCCC 2018
More on Practice:
Practice is a movement investigation of our visions for a police-free world, facilitated by Tori Breen and choreographed in collaboration with the artists. The work was performed by Sarah Abdel-Jelil, Lu Chen, Ansel Langmead, and Hannah Pierce.
In Practice, we ask these questions of ourselves:
What does police abolition require of our bodies?
What does an abolitionist world feel like? What does it look like? How do we get there?
What about police abolition scares us and what do we need to move forward in spite of those fears?
What abolitionist models and tools already exist in our bodies, our towns, and our histories?
Practice was performed in October 2020 in public parks in and around the Twin Cities, each located in a neighborhood of one of the artists in this project. Masks and social distancing were required of performers and audience members at all times and attendance was capped.
You can watch a full video of Practice for free here. If you do, I would love to hear your thoughts.
Photos of Practice by Sophie Warrick