Kreuzberg 1
Möckernstr. 68
10965 Berlin
Photo: Tim Richards

Grief is a Part of the Dance

Workshop with Makisig Akin
In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2022

We will practice being mindful of grief as a somatic experience. How do we physicalize and allow our body to release and give shape to it until it feels like it has matter, both in quality and in dignity? How touch becomes an integral part of this "mattering". How can it be moved by the people around us? We go from Me to I to We and back again. We will investigate the moving quality of grief and joy, how they support and enrich each other. What is the role of verbal and written language? We, together, will rest in the ashes of the many deaths of things we are grieving from, to allow the moving quality of grief to bring us back to life.

Makisig Akin

Makisig Akin is a queer, transgender Filipino born choreographer, dance artist, facilitator, and activist. They were raised in the Philippines and are currently based in Berlin, Germany. Their work focuses on the recognition of intersectional identities, reconnecting with their ancestry, and decentralizing Western ideologies in dance making. They hold an MFA in Dance from UCLA. Their training includes Filipino Traditional Dance, Contact Improvisation, Kung Fu, Improvisation, walking meditation, Authentic Movement, Bouldering/Climbing, and Contemporary Dance. They examine how survival strategies can be translated into a communal physical practice, which they then use as a catalyst to a creative healing process. Akin´s work has recently been supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste and DISTANZEN. 
In English
Price: 200/170*
*Early bird until 07.07.2022