Upcoming dates:

Nov 28, 2018  5-7pm at The Hopbopshop 150 McLean Drive, Vancouver, BC. 

Teaching Wildness is a space for teachers to come together to share ideas, strategies and questions around nurturing consent culture in class and studios. 

It came out of a Talking,Thinking, Dancing Body conversation around the body, control, consent, and coercion. A response to the feeling that much of dance and theatre training involved a lot of non-consensual shit. And if we hoped to change the culture systemic abuse and silence, we need to start in the training. How might we "teach to transgress", as bell hooks says.

Some of the questions we grapple with each time are:

What does consent look like in class?
What is the alternative to compliance as the default value?
What does it mean to teach your students how to say no? 

To read Su-Feh's further thoughts on the subject of consent in the training of artists, here is an article in the SpiderWebShow. 

On Nov 28, Teaching Wildness will focus our discussion on working with youth and children. Joining the discussion as special guest will be Julie Lebel.

Julie Lebel is a Vancouver based choreographer invested in community engaged dance and in interactions between public space and community. Her approach to art making is collaborative and multidisciplinary, involving musicians, visual artists, film makers and writers. Julie’s current projects include “Tricoter” on a short form solo for public spaces and “Paper Playground” a 40 min work for children under 5 yrs set to tour many communities in Canada in 2019 and 2020. Since 2010 Julie leads Foolish Operations Ensemble / Dancing the Parenting, a performing group of parents dancing with their young children of 0-5 years.