Reaching for Each Other: Movement Offerings across Abilities

A Sins Invalid Movement Workshop with Laura Malpass and Patty BerneMay 20th, 20122 – 4:30pm518 ValenciaSan Francisco, CACost:  FreeRegistration required(Please email your name, phone number, whether or not you identify as having a disability and any access needs to: do you express love and solidarity to the crips in your world?  To the other bodies in your world – human, plant, and otherwise?  What does your body want the world to understand about it?This workshop will explore the wisdom of our bodies moving alone and moving together.  This class is for all levels and abilities.  If you are shy, this is the class for you.  If you are a professional, this class is for you.  If you think you can't move gracefully, this class is for you.  Why?  Because we know your movement is beautiful and that we can experience connection with others across body type and ability.  We look forward to it!Facilitator Bios:Originally from Roanoke, VA, Laura Malpass' dance training began leaping down local grocery store aisles and with an antique music box on her living room floor. She studied more formally at Southwest Virginia Ballet, School of the Grand Rapids Ballet, le Centre de Danse du Marais, and Hope College. While at Hope, she enjoyed choreographing and performing with StrikeTime Dance Company, promoting the arts in Michigan and Indiana public schools. Upon graduation, she moved to the Bay Area to explore work deeply rooted in emotional reality with Moving Arts Dance, under the direction of Anandha Ray. She currently thrives on creating collaborative works with Catharsis Dance Duo and teaching ballet, modern dance, and creative movement to all ages in the East Bay. She believes that dance can transcend all boundaries we perceive or feebly construct, empowering individuals and transforming communities for the better. In each class, she desires to foster growth and holistic health through creative self-expression.Patty Berne is a Co-Founder and Director of Sins Invalid.  Her passion for this work stems from living in a complex body which whispers while others bellow; her framing for this work derives from her work for disability justice and its intersections with gender based justice, queer communities, racial justice and her training in working with survivors of trauma of interpersonal and state-sponsored violence.