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The Window Sex Project: Community Workshop

Sydnie L. Mosley Dances

Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

The Window Sex Project: Community Workshop

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The Window Sex Project: Community Workshops aim to address and tackle street harassment in both a practical and creative manner.

Women and teenage girls are invited to participate in a FREE workshop, Thursday, April 3, 6pm–8pm in honor of International Anti-Street Harassment Week 2014.

 

Please join us in celebrating YOU and YOUR BODY through dance, tasty refreshments, networking with other like-minded women, and sharing your experiences through creativity as we use movement and discussion to respond to street harassment.


6pm Registration + Refreshments

6:30pm Welcome

6:40pm Story Circles and Discussion
  • Participants have the opportunity to tell their stories as a mode of empowerment and political action in a supportive, safe space. 
  • The conversation will also focus on providing practical information on how to deal with and confront street harassment in every day situations, as well as disseminate information on how to take action.
Story Circle

7:10pm Movement Warm Up
  • Sydnie L. Mosley leads an African-inspired dance warm up to get bodies moving and creative juices flowing!

7:25pm Creative Movement Workshop
  • A short movement workshop in which participants will be guided in creating movement about their experiences. (See an example!)
Creative Movement

7:50pm Reflection and Wrap Up

*With the participants’ permission, discussion and movement that takes place over the course of the workshop will be sound/video recorded in an effort to document the stories and the process of sharing these stories.
 
Why?
  1. Give voice and agency to women who constantly deal with men who speak disrespectfully to them while traveling the streets.
  2. Promote wellness through movement.
  3. Foster networking and fellowship amongst women through communal experience.
  4. Create an artwork, specifically a dance piece, by the community of the attendees, for the community of attendees.
 
The overall impact of this initiative is empowerment and encouragement for women to take action, artistically or otherwise. The Window Sex Project: Community Workshops not only provides practical methods and resources for women to combat street harassment, but also empowers women to define and celebrate themselves through healthy choices and artistic expression.
 
Please note registration is limited to 25 women per session.
 
Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in. 
Have questions about The Window Sex Project: Community Workshop? Contact Sydnie L. Mosley Dances

When & Where


YWCA
30 3rd Ave
Community Room
New York, NY 11217

Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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Sydnie L. Mosley Dances

Sydnie L. Mosley Dances (SLMDances) is a New York City-based contemporary dance company presenting works that involve audiences in the artistic process, provoke a visceral reaction to the physicality on stage, and incite conversation. Choreographer Sydnie L. Mosley's emerging artistic voice reflects real life experiences with a particular interest in black cultures and women. The movement vocabulary spans modern, ballet, and African dance, while dancers frequently use their voice with spoken text and audible breath. Through dimensional compositions, specific, textured movement, and character development, choreographed works appeal to a sense of humanity.  

Sydnie L. Mosley Dances has presented work at The Chen Dance Center newsteps program for emerging artists; the FIGMENT Festival on Governor’s Island; RoofTopDance, a new stage for emerging artists in Bushwick, Brooklyn; the Artists’ Salon at the Roger Smith Hotel; as a part of the New York Foundation for the Arts Boot Camp Arts Festival at Surreal Estate and Joyce SoHo; The Actor's Fund Arts Theater; the Harlem Arts Alliance Artz, Rootz & Rhythm Festival, Movement Research at Judson Church, Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), The Red Carpet Theater at Taino Towers, Barnard College, The Pennsylvania State University, and Cornell University. The company situates itself amongst the Harlem arts community by creating and presenting dance uptown; partnering with other Harlem artists and businesses; and focusing community-based work within Harlem.

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