Carolina Performing Arts Mellon DisTIL (Discovery Through Iterative Learning) Fellow, Tunisian-American dancer and choreographer Jonah Bokaer will be on campus next week and is hosting a free workshop for the UNC community. This is a movement-based workshops broadly focused on identity exploration and introducing mind+body awareness into academic spaces.
Date and Time: Friday, November 15th from 3-5 PM
Location: Ackland Art Museum, ART& Space (101 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27599)
You are welcome to join for as little or long as you’d like! This workshop is intended to bring each of us an increased awareness of our own mind+body as we progress through academia and continue developing our sense of self.
RSVP: If you are interested in joining, please fill out this RSVP form to confirm your attendance.
More details on the workshop:
Jonah Bokaer and collaborators designed a free series of Workshops for UNC Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community Members who wish to improve “everyday performance” skills, including physical awareness, public speaking, performance lectures, and “whole self awareness” for Academics, Artists, and Administrators alike. The workshops are free, accessible, and with no prior performance history required.
Built from a project uplifting Middle Eastern and North African identity in the world of the performing arts, M.E.D.I.U.M. will take place over a series of five weeks in the 2019-2020 Academic year, will be hosted by Jonah Bokaer and his collaborator, dancer Hala Shah, at various locations across UNC’s campus.
To learn more about Bokaer’s DisTIL Fellowship: https://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/the-overture/jonah-bokaer-announced-as-mellon-foundation-distil-fellow-for-2018-20/
A secondary component of the free workshops is to enhance diversity in performance and identity exploration at UNC Chapel Hill, within a safe space, open to all racial, ethnic, gender, intellectual, and sexual identities. The workshops were developed over 1 year of dialogue on campus, including several community gatherings at the Center for Middle East Studies, and with experts in Sociology.
The event is designed to be easily accessible, positive — and transformational. Street clothing as-is, and footwear as-is, shall be fine.