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Sat, Apr 20


The Gallery at CCBC Essex

I don't dream of labor Healing Workshops Day

A day of healing workshops and events inspired by the exhibition I don't dream of labor.

I don't dream of labor Healing Workshops Day
I don't dream of labor Healing Workshops Day

Time & Location

Apr 20, 2024, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Gallery at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21237, USA

About The Event

This day-long series of workshops will be led by three practitioners that are artists, healers, and facilitators, Ama Chandra, Michelle Dubreuil Macek, and Mallory Kimmel.

The morning will begin at noon with Ama Chandra commencing an opening ritual to make the space sacred followed by a curator-led conversation with Ama. Ama will share her sound healing practice among other healing modalities to respond to the title of the exhibition, I don’t dream of labor. The show title is the same namesake as the James Baldwin quote used to demystify the American dream. Ama will address ways to cultivate your own medicine in life to provide space, boundaries, play, and rest to liberate ourselves from the pressures of capitalist society. These conversations will weave connections to the word dream and discuss the correspondence to dream incantations.

Participants will get comfortable in the gallery as they see fit to receive her sound bath comprised of sound bowls, musical instruments, and song. Following the sound bath, all visitors will grounded back into the room with the time to share and reflect on their experiences.

To liven up the group and offer a new sense of vitality, Michelle Dubreuil Macek will facilitate a group Biodanza class which is a Chilean form of dance that is otherwise referred to as the poetics of human encounter. The dance will commence as a collection of dances both as a group and individually allowing each person the space to exercise consent, self-regulation, establishing rhythms with new partners, and playing together without the pressure of having to say anything!

The founder of Biodanza, Rolando Toro Araneda, is remembered globally by the Biodanza community on his birthday which is April 19th, Michelle will be hosting this celebratory dance in the gallery with gallery attendees. Please come out and enjoy a robust day of workshop programming where together we will invigorate ourselves and each other in a collective exchange to support our holistic well-being in community.

RSVP is highly encouraged so we can better facilitate the experience for all involved. You are not required to participate with anything you feel uncomfortable with and are welcome to come and go as you please throughout the event.

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