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March 15, 2021 12:00–1:00 pm
Wellness & Self-Care

Set Your Clock

Partnership with Duke Arts Create & DuWell

Taught by Ayan Felix

About the Workshop

As we move an hour forward. reset your internal clock in this stretching and movement based session.. After some gentle dynamic stretching, participants will transition into a movement flow exercises based on somatic principles from ideokinesis and dancer warm-ups . We’ll affirm that DST sucks, and that our bodies are capable of adapting. All movements are made for a small office or room. Coffee is welcome!

DISCLAIMER: This program involves physical exertion and movement through and across space, so before beginning ensure you have adequate clear, safe space free of obstacles to move and are wearing appropriate footwear for the floor surface. If more than one person will be participating, ensure adequate space to avoid contact with other participants. It is your responsibility to use personal judgment concerning the degree of your participation in the activities, and to determine that you are in proper physical condition to participate in such activities. Participation by Duke University or Duke University Health System employees in this program is completely voluntary. Employees are free to join or take part (or not take part) with no repercussion or reflection (positive or negative) on their employment.

About the Instructor

Ayan Felix is a Duke MFA: EIP candidate currently researching how blackness and gender are transmitted through improvisational movement practices to help create a sense of security. They perform as a freelance dancer and practice improvisational styles based in modern/post-modern, physical theater, house, and majorette training. Following an undergraduate experience, they lived in Houston, TX and worked with project based companies like Pilot Dance project and Suchu/Jennifer Wood, producing solo projects, and dancing with other movement artists like jhon r. stronks and Okwui Okpokwasili. Exchanges that continue to inform their research include somatic practices grounded in radical thought, which may just be normal movement for those in the black diaspora.

About the Location

This workshop will meet online via Zoom. See link at top of page.

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).