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#BODYTALK is a compilation of stories that seeks to help us make amends with our bodies for the violence that we have all spoken to ourselves in the name of "beauty."
Kylie Groat is a Portland-based writer with a passion for collaborative art & telling stories from the margins.
The Cold War, The AIDS Crisis, random acts of violence, Satanism, nausea, sunstroke, caged animals, and The Wonderful World of Disney – These are the makings of childhood.
Renowned storyteller Brad Lawrence makes comedy out of the shared national tragedy that was the Reagan era. Brad Lawrence is an internationally renowned storyteller and performer. He is a story producer for the RISK! podcast and a co-writer of Hotsy Totsy Burlesque which was recently featured in the New York Times.
Man goes through his day. Man wonders. Man rises to do it all again.
Kevin O’Leary is a local playwright and teacher. He was born and raised in Portland, Maine.
The Sibyl, a seer from Mars, has been sent to Earth to steal ancient records of Mar’s original mission, despite interplanetary treaty. She pieces together scattered records, learning why her home world’s ecosystem is collapsing. Using tarot cards to trigger pieces, Sibyl works with her audience to form a plan.
L. Nicol Cabe is an award-winning science fiction writer and performer. In her home city, Seattle, she directs, dramaturgs, writes, and sometimes performs in critically-acclaimed shows. On tour with her company Giant Nerd Productions, she performs her scifi creations and hosts workshops.
The 1950s to the 80s was the "Nightclub Era" of belly dance. During this time you could see belly dancing and live music seven nights a week. Because of the similarities in culture and cuisine, the Armenian, Greek, and Lebanese communities mingled at each others' clubs and restaurants Boston became a melting pot of eastern Mediterranean music and, ironically - considering its puritanical reputation - the city became a national hot spot for belly dance.
In this presentation, Amy Smith will share highlights of her research on Boston's belly dance history, as well as the "Aziza!" documentary project. All are welcome.
Admission is FREE. Donations are welcome but not required. Reserve your spot here!
Join us for a zill walk on the Eastern Promenade--fun, free, outdoors!
Meet in front of Arabica Coffee at 9 Commercial Street at 7:15 PM. Bring your finger cymbals, comfy walking shoes, and wear clothes that will be comfortable for the weather and movement.
We'll walk (or dance) along the East End trail by the water and practice various finger cymbal patterns in unison. All are welcome! RSVP here!
(Ages 16+) Sirens are known in the mythical universe as creatures who lure sailors to their death. This is the story of what happens when the Siren is the one to risk everything for love. It's a theatrical, mostly sung-through piece about the struggles of finding out you may be queer told through a mythical lens.
Yoga and Intuition opens hearts and quiets minds. Join Melisa for this four-hour workshop. Participants will explore their intuitive selves through Yoga. We will practice the art of listening to the body and mind while deepening our connection with the spiritual realm. Learn to deepen into each pose and open. The workshop is infused with understanding chakras, auras and quantum living in a linear world.
There are no requirements, just a desire to connect to your body and breathe. Those new to yoga are welcome to attend. Handouts and soul tools will be provided. You may receive messages from the spirit world. Register today via Melissa's website.
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