EIE Workshop 2
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About the Event
This behind the scenes workshop on Zoom is the next iteration of B. Dunn Movement’s signature work ECHO. ECHO Immersive Experience is at the cutting edge of immersive theater intersecting live performance, music, set, costume and sound design with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality platforms. EIE creates a tapestry weaving together narratives from the kidnapping and enslavement of tens of millions of African people over hundreds of years of forced migration. EIE seeks to unpack embodied traumas that reverberate inside memories and across generations; exploring themes of race, masked identity, commodification of Black and Brown bodies, and systematic erasure of Black narratives.
This workshop with Artistic Director Brigette Dunn-Korpela, Costume Designer Athena Lawton, and Performer Brance Souza will address the following: the collaborative process, importance of identity in approach to design, the challenging relationship of costume to dancer/performer, importance of costume as a storytelling tool, costume as partner and extension of self, and examining relationship to clothing in daily life. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to move. In preparation for the workshop participants will be sent an email requesting that they bring specific clothing items.