The Embodiment Dance Party hosted by performer and choreographer Meg Foley is a late night event that invites you to occasionally, lightly, and enjoyably bring your attention to your dancing body…not to change it but to feel it. You do you, grooving and getting down, as your thoughts are directed over and under your body to the crown of your head, to the space between your toes, and everywhere in between. This is a dance party. This is an attention massage. It is open to all and every body.
You can expect:
- An introduction and overview of the different aspects and locations of our bodies we’ll be bringing attention to throughout the dance party
- A led warm up to become sensitive to subtle sensations and shifts on our bodies
- A full on dance party where you can let loose as Foley and participants suggest areas to think about and consider, while continuing to get your groove on.
Meg Foley is a Philadelphia-based performer, choreographer, and director of moving parts, the name she ascribes to her various dance- and performance-based actions that explore the materiality of dance and physical identity as form. Her work has been presented locally by the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival, Vox Populi Gallery, Bowerbird, Thirdbird, and Icebox Project Space, and in New York City, Los Angeles, Canada, Germany, and Poland. She teaches at University of the Arts and is creative co-director of The Whole Shebang, an interdisciplinary arts space and studio in South Philadelphia that hosts workshops and classes and provides studio rental to artists at affordable rates.