Workshop & Conversation with Ryuta Iwashita

Dancer, choreographer, artist, community organizer, and member of the re:FRAME dance cohort Ryuta Iwashita hosts a workshop and community conversation at the CAC. Admission for both events is free to the public, with RSVP required.

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Workshop: Ancestral Body (SOTAI)
Saturday Feb 19, 2022
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Conversation: Pause / Remember / Move
Saturday Feb 19, 2022
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Venue
CAC Rehearsal Hall
Ryuta Iwashita

Ryuta Iwashita

"Far Bodies in June" by Ryuta Iwashita (2019). Photo by Zensuke Omi

"Far Bodies in June" by Ryuta Iwashita (2019). Photo by Zensuke Omi

"Far Bodies in June" by Ryuta Iwashita (2019). Photo by Zensuke Omi

"Far Bodies in June" by Ryuta Iwashita (2019). Photo by Zensuke Omi

Workshop: Ancestral Body (SOTAI) through Non-US Born/Raised Lens with Ryuta Iwashita

11 am – 1 pm | CAC Rehearsal Hall

For all levels, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) attendees only. If you do not identify yourself as BIPOC, please refrain from participating in this workshop. We appreciate your understanding and respect to this structure.

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As a Japanese community organizer and artist living in the deep South, Ryuta Iwashita invites your tenderness and vulnerability to deepen your understanding of the ancestral bodies which are often diluted and disembodied in the Western, Individualistic approach of decision-making, communication, and artistic practices. The workshop will be 2 hours long and is open for those who are curious to tap into their ancestral bodies whether having experience in movement/dance or not. In this workshop, Ryuta focuses on three I's: intuition, improvisation, and intersectionality, which are their primary tools to create their current work. They believe that those tools can cultivate your grounding soil to show up to your community with more ease and spaciousness.

Conversation: Pause / Remember / Move with Ryuta Iwashita

2 – 3 pm | CAC Rehearsal Hall

This event is open to ALL including non-BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities.

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The theme of this conversation is rooted in ancestral bodies (SOTAI). As a Japanese community organizer and artist living in the deep South, Ryuta Iwashita invites your tenderness and vulnerability to deepen your understanding of the ancestral bodies which are often diluted and disembodied in the Western, Individualistic approach of decision-making, communication, and artistic practices. With their background of being fluid between the US and Japan and having traveled around the globe and worked with an activist cruise ship called Peace Boat, Ryuta introduces their lived experiences of how global oppression such as racism and capitalism disembody lives of modern people. As a bilingual artist, Ryuta also talks about their work being a vessel to investigate linguistic colonialism and liberation. This community engagement talk is for you to illuminate and connect your US identity and our global liberation.

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re:FRAME is currently sharing a residency through the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans 2020-2021 Commissioning Initiative, with a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Louisiana Division of the Arts.

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