für bildende Kunst
Vermittlung: Workshop 5 – »Blossoming Roots«Samstag, 16. Oktober 2021, 16:00 Uhr – 19:00 Uhr
Veranstalter_in: neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst
Aus der Reihe:
»Kerne der Kraft«, nGbK-Vermittlung 2021
In englischer Lautsprache
Realm of experience 2: Opening up for individual and collective creative and transformative processes
Workshop 5 – »Blossoming Roots«
This workshop is for Black LGBT*I*Q+ people and LGBT*I*Q+ People of Color.
Online (via Zoom), free of charge, in English
Please register in advance.* Limited number of participants.
This fifth workshop will explore connecting to our roots and allowing them to blossom through the body into the crown and how to harness that energy for individual and collective transformation. Using body, breathing and singing exercises, visualizations and group reflection, participants will explore the metaphor of the body as a tree: the roots as the basis for strength, the trunk as the connector for moving nourishment and inspiration and the crown as branches of expression and connection to the sky that spring from kernels of power.
No one will be asked to sing in front of others and no previous experience of singing is required. The workshop will be conducted in spoken English. The exercises can be performed sitting or standing.
This online workshop is for Black LSBT*I*Q+ people and LSBT*I*Q+ People of Color.
Participants are not required to have attended the previous workshops in the programme.
* Please send your registration by 14 October 2021 to Melanie Erzuah by email (vermittlung[at]ngbk.de) with the following details:
- Name, pronouns
- A few sentences on your social positionality and motivation for taking part in the workshop.
About the workshop facilitator:
The workshop is led by Melanie Erzuah, who in 2020, was choir and musical director of the Fasia Jansen Ensemble, a predominantly Black-identifying choir, empowered by the protest songs of the Black German activist Fasia Jansen. Melanie works in various projects in education and youth work in the spheres of music, bias-free and intersectional pedagogy. Working from a Black queer perspective on emancipatory body practices, on questions of identity politics, and on how bodies are influenced by multiple discrimination. With enthusiasm for choral singing, Melanie Erzuah uses music to strengthen links to other people and to one’s own body as a path to healing. This year’s nGbK outreach scholarship will test concepts that aim to strengthen people’s access to their own creative energy and apply this energy to artistic, political and transformative processes, in turn allowing participants to strengthen each other as individuals and as a collective.