Upcoming dates:

March 7, 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 March 7, special guests Lisa Prentice and mia amir will join Su-Feh in a conversation around "embodied pedagogy" and what that could look like in practice. 

Lisa Prentice is an artist, somatic explorer and committed student of the human body. Her explorations in movement include Yoga, Qi Gong and Laban/Bartinieff practice. A graduate of Emily Carr College of Art and Design, for the past 15 years she has worked as a bodyworker and is currently in practice in Vancouver as a Craniosacral practitioner.

mia susan amir works at the intersection of creative and community practice as an educator, cultural organizer, writer, director, dramaturg and theatre artist creating immersive, interdisciplinary works. Born in Israel/Occupied Palestine, mia lives on the unceded and occupied territories of the x?m?θkw?y??m (Musqueam), Skwxwu?7mesh (Squamish), and S?l?i?lw?ta?/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

mia is the Creative Director of The Story We Be, a Dramaturg with the Virago Play Series, and a Dramaturgy Research Associate with PTC. Her current research explores the intersections between Crip and Indigenous Dramaturgical Practices in the studio, on the stage, and in the street.
In her creative practice, mia traces the ways in which sociopolitical events are manifest intergenerationally in the spaces of the home and the body; the narrative hauntings that emerge when our stories go untold. Her practice, hybrid in form, engages juxtaposition as a critical strategy to bring breath to the unnamed, or ineffable. mia’s new work, Geologic Formations, premiers May 2018 at the rEvolver Festival, Vancouver, Canada.

mia’s writing has appeared on SpiderWebShow, Lemon Hound, Digging Through the Fat, and in Sustenance: An Anthology of Writers from B.C. and Beyond on the Subject of Food, Anvil Press. She holds an MFA from Mills College, Traditional Ohlone Territory, Oakland, and is a student of somatics and trauma.