Will you move your body in joyful protest? What Will You Dance For? (The Exuberant Activist Body) invites participants to dance their wild and embodied state of resilience and resistance. Try this form of mind-body training, exuberant art, flash mob, and street protest. Feel a strange stress relief, joy, compassion, and belonging. Help make a form of pleasurable activism, beyond duality. Presented by Don’t You Feel It Too?, an ongoing, eleven-year public dance practice.
Marcus Young 楊 makes participatory work at the intersection of art, spirit, and social movement. His work challenges paradigms of who is an artist, how to live mindfully, and what is action. He is founder of Don’t You Feel It Too?—an ongoing street dance practice of inner-life liberation.
Laura Levinson is a is a movement artist, healer, and deep believer in the power of communities to hold one another lovingly accountable through growth and change. Laura has been performing and creating work in the Twin Cities for the past 6 years with Aniccha Arts, BareBonesPuppets, and a variety of other beloved collaborators. Dance and other embodied ways of knowing excite her most as windows toward a paradigm shift. Laura Levinson in the project lead for What Will You Dance For? (The Exuberant Activist Body).
Nancy Julia Hicks is the installation artist for What Will You Dance For? (The Exuberant Activist Body). Nancy Julia Hicks is a non-binary installation and performance artist, printmaker, educator, and poet. They’re a recent graduate of MCAD based out of Minneapolis, MN. They’ve exhibited work in group and solo shows on MCAD’s campus, including I want to live under you and A Pressing Matter and off campus at The Soap Factory, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, and other locations.
Masanari Kawahara is the mask artist for What Will You Dance For? (The Exuberant Activist Body). Masanari Kawahara is a performer, educator, and Butoh practitioner who incorporates puppetry, mask and movement into his work. Recent works include Speechless by The Moving Company, and The Oldest Boy by Jungle Theater, and The Story of Crow Boy with In the Heart of the Beast Theatre.
Zoe Cinel is an interdisciplinary artist, community organizer and educator. Originally from Florence, Italy, she is currently based in the Twin Cities. Her work mainly explores immigrants’ narratives through art. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as the Walker Art Center, Rochester Art Center, SooVAC among others. She is a member of Carry On Homes and Mirror Lab.
Team Credits: Asher Edes and Keila Anali Saucedo, Project Assistants