Rhizomatica #1: Inhabiting Paradox] is an [in-person], [healing and embodiment], [choreography and performance as ritual] residency program seeking to bring together an intimate cohort of Black, Indigenous, Queer, and Trans (BIQTPOC) artists, activists, healers, herbalists, writers, thinkers, choreographers, and dancers of Culture (to borrow from Resmaa Menakem’s term) from Turtle Island (U.S.). For this pilot iteration, the initial cohort will consist of [5-9] members to ensure we can maintain safe COVID protocols.
[Rhizomatica] will center movement, systems of improvisation, healing modalities, somatics, plant medicine, and choreographic frameworks. The cohort for [Rhizomatica] will be specifically selected to ensure that each member is able to learn something of interest from the other cohort members and opportunities to share one’s practice through teaching, workshops, brainstorm sessions, and other forms will be embedded into the timeline of events.
This pilot iteration will include a series of transmissions from invited guest instigators focusing specifically on the following areas: healing ecologies, the erotic as grounding force, death doula work, socially-engaged praxis, and approaches to choreography, ritual, and performance. These transmissions are designed with the intention to complement, challenge, and expand the breadth of knowledge that cohort members already possess.