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Womb Cxre X CC:MTL Fundrasier

  • 6228 Avenue Henri-Julien Montréal, QC, H2S 2T8 Canada (map)

CC:MTL x Womb Cxre Edition
facilitated by Phoebe Heintzman Hope
Date: Saturday May 20 + Sunday May 21
Time: 5-8 pm
@6228 ave Henri-Julien Montreal, Qc, H2S 2T8
$50-$100 sliding scale
Dress: loose/stretchy comfortable clothing

Payment operates on a sliding scale with the option to donate towards the second edition of CC:MTL. We ask those of generational and systemic wealth to consider contributing toward these funds. Donations will go towards furthered empowerment of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) artists and community organizers in Tio'tia:ke // Montreal by providing honoraria for those who so generously lend their talents to the development of CC:MTL.

No previous dance / voice experience necessary
[curiosity & willingness is all!]

Each day will begin on the floor doing breath and sound work that sends vibrations through the water in the body to gently massage muscles and bones. This research will expand throughout each day and progress towards duets, groups work and deeper solo research. 

Womb Cxre Philosophy:
Womb Cxre is a voice and movement practice that comes from philosophical notions of birth. In this practice the body is worked with as a conduit for movement that speaks for itself. This allows participants to see their movement as something larger than themselves without immediately identifying with it. Womb Cxre makes space gender fluidity and resists cis-centric perspectives on the womb as a locus for cultivation.

Womb Cxre prioritizes movement as a language in and of itself and encourages the converging of life experiences with somatic perspective to produce a language unique to each participant. Techniques practiced under Womb Cxre center around creating an internal dialogue with ones own body. Exercises are built to give participants new pathways of movement through their own bodies and acknowledge the power of external forces that implicate themselves in to the decision making process of a body. Developing an internal sense of dialogue is an initiation process participants will go through before entering deeper physical research. This research involves the excavation of thoughts, memories and feelings imprinted on the body.

ACCESSIBILITY: the space is a dance studio on the ground floor. It is wheelchair accessible with a lip that will require some assistance to pass over. Exercises navigate laying on the ground, crawling, standing, running, growling, singing, and other abstract gestures. Many exercises may be adjusted to seated or other alternative positions. Please let us know if you have any questions about access.

Earlier Event: April 16
HERday: Self-Care Roundtable
Later Event: August 17