What does it mean to be an empowered woman in our school, family, and society? In what ways do we speak through and about our bodies, and in what ways are they/we already spoken for?
Let the Body Speak is a multi-media arts project that explores embodiment through narrative. Let the Body Speak is a safe and collaborative space in which woman of all ages, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and social and cultural backgrounds are invited to explore some of the many narratives of their unique female bodies.
Collaborators have created pieces of performance art, video, visual art, dance, and movement that delve into their experiences of their bodies. Stories touch upon themes of memory, survival, desire, reclamation, restraint, and defiance. In sharing our stories, we will uncover myths that have become obstacles to us, and imagine and embody possibilities for our new selves.
Workshops begin in early November and culminate in a final performance in February. Most workshops will be held at the Center for Feminisms at Hampshire College. No theatre experience necessary!