Saturday, May 28: The School For The Movement Of The Technicolor People

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Each Saturday in May, throughout the run of the exhibition The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People, Houston members of WXPT will host free public classes in the gallery. No reservations are necessary, and all experience levels are welcome. Come move with us!

SATURDAY, MAY 28

SESSION I: 1–2PM

A COLLECTIVE JOURNEY

TAUGHT BY: ETERNAL LOKUMBE

When we move ourselves and meet populations that are unknown to us, how do we choose to see them? How do they choose to see us? With movement and the staging of encounters, this class will aim to deconstruct the scientific myth of race, considering relationships between the major migrations of our collective ancestors and the diverse environments of our collective home of Houston. We will move together, sharing what we know, what we’ve learned and what we are feeling in this exchange. When what we think about each other blends together, we form new collectives — this is our collective journey.

Eternal Lokumbe is a student at the University of Houston studying Anthropology and Creative Work.

SESSION II: 2:15–3:15PM

MAKE ME

TAUGHT BY: NOROLA MORGAN

We will begin with a mound of fabric, rudimentary supplies, tools, and encouragement to handcraft crude representations of an aspect of ourselves — past, present, or future. As we work, we will make stories for our figures, consider names and create interaction, working with ideas of identity, memory, desire and transformation.

Norola Morgan is a visual artist, performer, and mom. She offers her creative arts and services through her business MoonYoonits Studios.

SESSION III: 3:30–4:30

YOUR MOVE

TAUGHT BY: CALEB FIELDS

This workshop will examine how we view the world and the differences between how we perceive ourselves, how others perceive us, and how those differences sit within the body. Starting with our natural ability to direct perception and communicate through movement, we will play out examples of these oppositions and interrupt these differences through an exchange of moves.

Caleb Fields is a local artist/visionary. He has starred in multiple productions, including the character of Sancho in Heather and Ivan Morison’s Slyk Chaynjis, commissioned by and performed at DiverseWorks in 2013.

(Photo: Meadow, performed by WXPT at the opening reception of The School for the Movement of the Technicolor People, April 30, 2016. Photo by Lynn Lane Photography.)
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