IMAGE: Photo courtesy of Body Shift.

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Abraham Cruzvillegas:
Hi, how are you, Gonzo?

Exhibition Activation:
Body Shift Performance & Workshop

Activations are included with museum admission.
Advance tickets recommended for timed events.

Abraham Cruzvillegas embraces the concept of autoconstrucción—loosely defined as “self-constructing”—in a vibrant artistic practice imbued with a sense of constant becoming, a curiosity to learn and share information.

Performance (3P): Body Shift’s mixed-ability improvisational dance brings together a diverse group of people in rehearsal and performance to investigate attention, attunement, and affection. What does it mean to be present to one's own experience while being present with that of another? How do we hold more than one perspective? Performers explore their relations to bodies and objects through the moment-to-moment actions of movement and touch. Brandon Gonzalez and Lauren Tietz direct an improvised ensemble performance that responds to Cruzvillegas's installation and celebrates the spirit of Body Shift.

Workshop (4:30P): Following the performance, Olivia O’Hare and Veronica DeWitt will facilitate a participatory workshop open to the public, using exercises from the DanceAbility method of improvisational dance to offer a direct experience of dance as a way to explore the theme of care. How can we create our own identities, or autoconstrucción, with the material of our bodies, our experience, and the space that Cruzvillegas has created?

Come for one or both events! Viewers may participate in or observe the workshop. If you plan to participate, please wear clothes you can comfortably move and stretch in (no skirts or large jewelry). There will be refreshments available on the roof deck during the break from 4-4:30P.

Body Shift is a community-based organization supported by VSA Texas that offers classes and workshops in mixed-ability improvisational dance, which provide a welcoming environment that empowers people of all abilities to embrace dancing in their own unique way. This in turn creates a diverse community of people who find joy in dancing together. For more information about Body Shift and its local offerings, visit bodyshift.org.

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