"Morning Practice" by Cyra K. Polizzi

"Morning Practice" by Cyra K. Polizzi

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Help create a new “Morning Practice” — a sequence of accessible, eclectic movements to start the day!

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"Morning Practice" by Cyra K. Polizzi

Help create a new “Morning Practice” — a sequence of accessible, eclectic movements to start the day! This outdoor event welcomes and values a diversity of bodymind experiences, honors COVID-precaution requests, and dips a toe back into in-person collaboration. Cyra’s own Morning Practice will be stretched from home into a group setting, transformed from a solo activity to a shared experience as attendees are invited (but not required) to contribute movements (perhaps reaching slowly to the sky, stretching like a cat, or a silly dance move). The group will create variations and translations so that by the end of the event, each attendee can choose how they wish to engage with a brand new collectively-created and performed Morning Practice.

Cyra K. Polizzi is a performing artist, educator, and ensemble member with Rotate Theatre (they or she).

Location:

Outside, south of the Beltline and east of Fish Hatchery.

After signing up, you will receive an email with the specific address.

Logistics and Accessibility:

September 12th is a vaccinated-only event. Unvaccinated attendees in July and August must wear masks. This is an outdoor event with no physical contact (the facilitator may email additional COVID precautions based on the current situation and attendee needs). Attendees may wear ANY clothing/footwear and may wish to bring a chair if standing for long periods is uncomfortable. Attendees may wish to wear sun and/or bug protection, which may be scented. The location has a number of access features built in for wheelchair users and large single-occupancy all-gender restrooms. Calm companion animals and pets are welcome. The facilitator will use spoken English and gesture to communicate and is happy to increase the amount of verbal or gestural description as requested. All accommodation inquiries are welcomed. In the case of light rain, we will stay under the picnic shelter, but may cancel if the weather is more severe.

Six attendees per iteration.

Other Info:

No donations will be requested at the event. The facilitator has a virtual "tip jar" on Venmo: @Cyra-Polizzi and CashApp: $cyrakp.

In the case of bad weather, event will continue as planned.

A Home Stretch Performance

Home Stretch is a “distributed festival” of small artistic acts taking place in Madison, WI between the summer solstice (21 June) and the autumn equinox (22 September). By appointment, local artists are offering intimate performances and other arts experiences throughout the summer.

In this time of transition between COVID lockdowns and eventual reopening, Home Stretch explores how forms of performance and other kinds of aesthetic sociality can help us re-learn how to be together.

The title Home Stretch refers less to the idea of the final part of a race, since the pandemic is far from over. Rather, it’s about artists stretching their homes into public space, and the public stretching out of lockdown bit by bit. These art experiences are a chance to stretch both social and artistic muscles.

All events are free to attend, though some performers may pass a hat or request donations to specific causes. Information and registration is at homestretch.art.

Home Stretch is a project of Spatula&Barcode, a Madison-based arts collaborative devoted to conviviality, criticality and commensality. More information about Spatula&Barcode can be found at https://spatulaandbarcode.net/ and you can follow @spatcode on Instagram (if you post about Home Stretch on social media, we encourage you to use #homestretch).

Home Stretch is funded in part by grants from the University of Wisconsin Division of the Arts and the Madison Arts Commission, with additional support from the Wisconsin Arts Board.

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