I LAND @ UCLA: Jack Gray Regents Lectureship

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Thursday, May 10, 2018 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Glorya Kaufman Hall 200
UCLA World Arts and Cultures/Dance presents:
UC Regents’ Lecturer
Choreographer Jack Gray
Performance activation and talk by Jack Gray of Aotearoa (NZ) with I Moving Lab (Dåkot-ta Alcantara-Camacho, Sammy Dizon, Toni Pasion and Bianca Hyslop). I LAND 2018 is part of a global movement of Indigenous performance making where contemporary and ancestral activations create a sacred space of communal inclusion and intercultural empowerment. The performance features short works by guest contemporary dance artists from Asia-Pacific and Turtle Island and a new student work choreographed by Gray.
Sponsored in part UCLA American Indian Studies Center and UCLA American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program

TeAda Self-Care Workshops & Performance


Toni Pasion is a 2018 TeAda Productions fellow.  From April 2-28, Toni will be part of the TeAda Productions team in helping to facilitate self-care workshops in association with the UCLA LABOR CENTER and the LOS ANGELES WORKER CENTER NETWORK.
“TeAda invites community members, artists, activists and workers to unite in a FREE month long workshop series lead by Shruti Purkayastha and Malia Gallegos. Participants will engage in story circles, mindfulness meditation, trauma resilience somatic healing, and an array of theater methods intended to help participants connect with community and self.
Monday April 2nd 5-8pm Downtown UCLA LABOR CENTER
Saturday April 7th 2-5pm Pilipino Workers Center (PWC)
Monday April 9th 5-8pm Downtown UCLA LABOR CENTER
Saturday April 14th 2-5pm Downtown UCLA LABOR CENTER
Monday April 16th 6-9pm Garment Worker Center
Saturday April 21st 2-5pm Downtown UCLA LABOR CENTER
Saturday April 28th 2-5pm *Final community performance sharing @ Downtown UCLA LABOR CENTER
“I am honored to be part of this TeAda Fellowship and help facilitate self-care workshops for the LA communities– particularly communities of color and those who are constantly giving. As an arts educator and performing artist, my focus is on empowering our heritages and stories, connecting with our ancestors, and using art as a mode of liberation. I look forward to strengthening our connections, and sharing space and methods of self-care, so that we can sustain our energy and good work for our communities.” -Toni