Learning how to relate to one another through kinesthetic responses and instinctive choreography, dance pairs responded to the invitation of Meera Margaret Singh’s project WAVE and gained strength from one another. Part of the Creative Campaigning series, this three-day workshop and investigative-performance worked with students who identified on a wide spectrum as women. YorkU dance professor and choreographer Terrill Maguire led the dancers, teaching movement techniques to access agency within their bodies.
Women from the School of Social Work, Women’s Empowerment Club, Visual Arts Student Association, TBLGAY, and the York University Mature Students Organization joined Singh and Maguire to openly discuss and react to the restrictions, oppressions, and regulations they experience over their bodies. Conversations about reproductive health, trauma, transition, pregnancy, labour/birth, infertility, and illness led to experiments in non-verbal communication and to the design of the final presentation.
Photographer and filmmaker Alyssa Bisonath joined us to document the workshops and final performance. She captured all the subtle details and intimacy of the project.
AGYU would like to acknowledge the generous support of AMPD's Department of Dance and Department of Cinema and Media Arts.