May 21, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PST

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Scores for Selfcare: Seeing Touch

What: Seeing Touch: Somatic Scores for Drawing What We See

Who: Offered by Katelyn Stiles and Accompanied by Barnaby Tree with Cello

When: This session will be pre-recorded and uploaded to Strike University on May 21.

Starting with sensing gravity with our bodies, we will activate a soft sight and explore drawing while not looking at the paper. This is a sensorial way of drawing for the experience rather than a result. Drawing allows us to slow down, observe where we are, and opens up a new sense of being. For this practice, have some space on the floor to lie down, some sheets of paper, and something to draw with of your choice (I recommend charcoal or something that easily moves on the paper). Barnaby will generously support us with his cello. 

Katelyn Stiles is an interdisciplinary artist and PhD student in Native American Studies at UC Davis with an emphasis in Performance Studies. Her background is in dance, drawing and film. She studied Art Practice &: Dance/Performance Studies at UC Berkeley, and for the last decade has worked professionally in dance film and dance documentation in the Bay Area and Berlin. Katelyn was born in California and is :a tribal member of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. 

Barnaby Tree is a dancing cellist, a singing poet and visual composer in the MFA program of Theater and Dance at UC Davis. His process of work is improvisation in performance, in music and in visual art. The possibility of the live act, and the potential, is that I and others can enter into an expanded state of presence. A state of improvisation that responds to the present and brings with it the changing past." :He has a regular performance practice, has produced 5 albums, composes music for film, and has worked with performance companies and performed in improvisation festivals in Europe for the past 30 years.


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