Toronto Dance Community Love-In presents Practice Lab...
Artist: Bee Pallomina
This past year, I have been thinking a lot about the arts as a healing practice. In this lab we’ll dance and draw and write and rest and tidy and untidy… articulating questions, discovering new pathways and potentials.
Times & Dates:
Monday May 31st, 10am - 11:30am EDT
Wednesday June 2nd, 10am - 11:30am EDT
Friday June 4th, 6pm - 7:30pm EDT
Sunday June 6th, 1pm - 2:30pm EDT
No one will be turned away for a lack of funds.
Location: On Zoom
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ABOUT THE LAB
I am experimenting with an intermodal art practice (movement, drawing and writing). I'd love to share it with others! This work could stand alone as a single session or be experienced as a progression. It is inspired by my current studies at the European Graduate School and the Tamalpa Institute in expressive arts, which is an intermodal art practice with different applications (therapy, community art, conflict resolution, arts based practice). The work is guided and intuitive. Participants would be guided into each mode and allowed to elaborate as per their interest and energy.
Movement will be suggested and elaborated on as the individual is moved. There will be time given for drawing and writing based on movement and experience. Also, a time for sharing our work will be included at the end of practice.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bee lives and works in Toronto/Tkaronto and is grateful to this land and the keepers of this land including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. She is also grateful to the many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Metis people who now call Toronto home.
Bee’s ancestors hail on her mother’s side from the island of Leyte, Philippines and her father’s side is Jewish adopted Scottish and English/French. As a diasporic person of multiple lineages, Bee’s work often explores themes of relationship, identity and belonging. Her art practice is centered on care and interconnection. She is inspired by and has a deep reverence for our planet Earth.
Pallomina has performed with many independent choreographers and several dance companies. Bee has been involved in collaborative work, co-creating and performing with fellow collaborators. Current long-term collaborative relationships include performance and creation with Public Recordings and Saskatchewan dance-artist Johanna Bundon.
Pallomina also has an active teaching practice, and is certified to teach Modo, Yin and Restorative Yoga and Open Source Forms. She holds an MFA in contemporary choreography from York University. Her thesis explored somatics, improvisation and collaboration as alternate forms of creation.
Bee is proud mom to Leo Levine born in 2015. Since that time she has working on creative projects with Amanda Acorn, David Earle, Ame Henderson and Robert Kingsbury.
Image Description: A blurry portrait in black and white. There are two images of the dancer layered. Their eyes are closed, left arm lifted around their head, and their right arm is lifted to the side.