In this workshop Isabel Lewis will share ideas behind her practice with a focus on movement in public space. No formal training of any kind is required and all adults with a curiosity about movement and other embodied practices are encouraged to attend. Through these workshops Lewis makes available structures for public expressions of care and sociability and opportunities to listen in an expanded sense-\-\to sounds, to music, to the vibrations of urban material: urban lives and nonlife.
Saturday June 9
3-5pm Urban Flourishing Workshop
10-11am Moving Meditation
12-1pm Slow Walk
4-5pm Parkour Session
5-7pm Urban Flourishing Workshop
Isabel brings together techniques from contemporary dance, performance, Tai Chi and Parkour, in a hybrid new bodily praxis created with Tai Chi instructor Nuno Damaso and Parkour practitioner Arvo Losinger that the artist calls urban flourishing. Urban flourishing is imagined as a kind of practice for the body that can open up ways of engaging differently with ourselves, with one another, and with our built environment. This workshop is a chance to experience collective playfulness and full-bodied mindful engagement that can be seen as strategies of resistance to the standardization, alienation, and hyper-individualization of contemporary urban life.
Nuno Damaso runs the Tai Chi school taekwondo-bs.ch/
and Arvo is one of the headcoaches of parkourone.com/
For these workshops Isabel will also collaborate with Colin Hacklander an avant-garde percussionist and composer that will share techniques for listening.
All workshops are part of a collaborative project called Basilea evolving on the Messeplatz from 25th of May through the week of Art Basel ending on the 17th of June. #basilea2018 #creativetimenyc #isabellewis
*Isabel Lewis (b.1981 Santo Domingo) is an artist known for her 15 years of experimentation with composition in multiple and hybrid formats, making dance works for the concert stage, parties, music sessions, publications, happenings, lecture performances, workshops, live art, experimental theater, installation, and a new format she introduced to the world of art, the "hosted occasion."