Welcome to Summer Love-In Online! We are excited at the Toronto Dance Community Love-In to be hosting our 11th edition. From July 5 - 17, 2021, join us for our festival of dance, performance, conversation, and LOVE, all digital but with full hearts. We will be busting into summer, with all our sweat, smiles, and curiosity, to dancing, thoughtful making, magic, togetherness!
Tara McGowan-Ross (she/her) | Creative Writing for Dancers
pt 3: INTIMACY STUDIES
Times & Dates:
Tuesday July 6th, 2pm - 3:30pm EDT
Wednesday July 7th, 2pm - 3:30pm EDT
Thursday July 8th, 2pm - 3:30pm EDT
*Register to access Vimeo links to Tara's July 6th-8th sessions with ASL interpretation or closed captioning. Videos will be available until July 17th.
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Location: On Zoom
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ABOUT THE SESSION
Philosopher Jurgen Habermas once suggested that language limits as it opens—that the process of converting a thought to the constraints of language imposed an almost violent limitation on that thought, even as it was in the process of disclosing information. Minor shifts in writing mean that the words either move uncomfortably close to the truth or so far away from it turns into fiction. Writing is at once deeply intimate. Dancing discloses human truths using movement language—at once an intimate expression of bodied experience, and an alternative to expressing ourselves with words.
This workshop centres around the theme of intimacy—withholding it, indulging in it, and manufacturing an authentic experience of it in order to connect with your audience. We will talk about accessing intimacy, breaking through limits to intimacy, as well as creative boundaries and how to generate a bond with an audience without giving ourselves away.
What does our spoken language and our movement language have in common? What do we lose by making them more specific, more ambiguous? What do we gain? How can we access genuine intimacy with our audience while we’re imposing limits on our process, or our expression?
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Tara McGowan-Ross is an urban Mi'kmaq multidisciplinary artist and writer. She is the author of the poetry collections GIRTH and SCORPION SEASON. Her nonfiction debut, NOTHING WILL BE DIFFERENT is forthcoming this fall from Dundurn's Rare Machines imprint.
Photo Credit: Camellia Jahanshahi
Image description: Tara, donning a buzz cut hairstyle is on the left side of the photo looking at the camera. The background is a fabric which features a pink tear drop shaped patten on repeat.