Deconstructing Language Appropriation
Some dance-in-community language protocols we continue to develop in community when sharing AbunDance – a meditative song + dance initiative #communityAbunDance acknowledging and exploring the components that go into complex legacies of oppression that might be embedded in our bodies through dance and song and figuring out ways to hold the complexity and apply it...
Discipling – The Buddha + his Dhamma
Note: Dharma is Dhamma Dhamma is wayfinding for truth. and Buddha truth was radical already – he said any form of social stratification is harmful to our growth – he called for the eradication of caste Reading Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s The Buddha and His Dhamma in preparation for Buddhist Peace Fellowship Block Build Be Retreat. I’m...
Testimonial, CultureShock 2.0’s Stephanie Houten, Producer
Dance work at Cabin’s Retreat mentioned in a writer’s magazine
“Pampi… won a scholarship to teach a workshop on how to use dance to lead into difficult conversations about topics such as cultural appropriation.” – Melissa Hart, The Writer
Fresh Dance Friday – “Demo of AbunDANCE” at Green Street Studios
Precisión of placement of steps allow us to hold space for the ways our bodies want to show up/present any moment in time Surprised we were able to get to demoing ABUNDANCE a meditative community dance and song initiative on our bodies. Participants not shown to respect anonymity #onehour#communityabundance #queeringdance @greenstreetstudios FreshFriday #openrehearsal Stills from Video documenting by Chris
Fresh Dance Friday – Open Rehearsal of “Precious Body Series” Green Street Studios
Video Player 00:00 01:00 Here she is a maestro but becoming exhausted and frustrated that despite her skills she cannot get away. Her anguish and ability to show emotion makes her more coveted more prized as a performer. It’s a face off a soft challenge but not much of one because she is alone isolated...
Fresh Dance Fridays @ Green Street Studios – Open Rehearsal
Hey! I’m dancing again ? Please do come by say hi ? this Friday at 4 in Cambridge @greenstreetstudios I’ll be presenting a working pieces rooted in the Bengali natok (musical dance theater) tradition + facilitating meditative community dance and song initiative AbunDANCE ❤
Breaking ground My body is no longer sacred in the toxic ways I’ve been taught But it remains sacred I don’t plan to contribute to my ancestry I will be the last in a line I honor the eldest ancestors who were dreaming of me I ask my eldest ancestors now to hold me And...
DeBrahminize Decolonize Yoga Curriculum #camplay
A Curriculum that DeBrahmanizes Yoga
[Partial Script below] Spoken>>> I wake up moth eaten Brain in fog and holey Words blot in my mouth Moths biting mind Moths biting brain Moths biting Heart Heart as cloth Inanimate Made to feel inanimate Made to believe Moths Designed to do what they do Made to be natural Is this natural to bite...