About the Workshop
The title is intentionally cheeky but I mean it: what if you moved with feelings of sadness / not against it / not trying to transform it? Melancholy Pilates is a series of horizontal moves, performed on a yoga mat, to sad songs. We’ll begin and end with guided visualizations and breathing exercises. The bulk of class will be strengthening and lengthening exercises—that’s right! pilates!—while we focus on staying with our body and with sensation while in motion.
Wear clothes you feel comfortable moving in. No pilates experience necessary. Sadness at some point in your life is a prerequisite. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. We will have a limited number of mats to borrow.
This is a community workshop open to all! Non-Duke users, please email email@example.com to reserve your place.
About the Instructor
Londs Reuter is a dancer and choreographer recently relocated to Durham, North Carolina from Brooklyn, New York. In New York, Londs has performed in works by Ursula Eagly, Abigail Levine, Will Rawls, and Katy Pyle/the Ballez. From 2018-2019, she performed Simone Forti’s Dance Constructions at the Museum of Modern Art. Now in North Carolina, she has performed in works by Joanna Kotze, Studio C Projects, and Bill T. Jones. Londs holds an MA in Disability Studies, is the author of Private Inventory: One Way to be Accountable to Your Material, and is a co-editor of the Movement Research journal, Critical Correspondence.
About the Location
This workshop will meet in the ARK Dance Studio.
Address: 14 Epworth Dorm Lane, Durham, NC 27708