Utilizing creative impulse, imagination, poetic contemplation & mindful movement, we will come together to train and co-create a weekend of personal and collective harvest rituals. Utilizing the metaphor of the season and the changing landscape (both internally and externally) we offer and share together the culmination of the seeds we have consciously or unconsciously planted over the passing year. What is currently emerging in its fullness, ready for you to more deeply embody? At the same time, what old skin/habits/patterns are currently dying? Using physical/imaginative warm-ups to open the energetic centers of our body and joints, along with exercises with roots in butoh, contemplative dance and physical theatre--this weekend is an opportunity to harvest our creative selves in community and to celebrate/ritualize the changing season.
This workshop will take place outside, weather permitting (light rain, yes! torrential downpour, move to Waterline Studio). Wear layered clothing to keep you both warm and cool as needed, water and light snacks to keep you nourished.
Registration is sliding scale ($100-150 for 2 days/10 hours); For those who would like to trade with work instead of pay, we will have a farm work day on Friday, October 13th from 10am-5pm. If you come for the whole day, this will cover the cost of the workshop. Pre-registration is required.
Mizu Desierto is a dance-theatre artist, artistic director and farmer whose life=art explores themes of feminism, queerness, playful social deviance and regenerative land/culture. She is the co-founder of Portland’s Water in the Desert, a hub of numerous projects, including: The Headwaters Theatre, Prior Day Farm & the annual festival that is Butoh College. Mizu has trained in butoh, physical theatre and improvisation for over 20 years. She has performed with Diego Piñon (Mexico), Harupin-Ha (Japan/Berkeley), Yoshito and Kazuo Ohno (Japan), The Carpetbag Brigade, and Degenerate Art Ensemble, as well as creating and touring her own work. She recently concluded her 2nd fellowship residency at PLAYA, with the multi-generational women's ensemble, Ævium. She has performed and taught workshops throughout the US, including Naropa University, Portland State University, Prescott College & Reed College.