Ava Ansari // How To Make a Bouquet in a Voting Box?

By The Philadelphia Thing (other events)

8 Dates Through Jun 21, 2022

Guests will be received one by one, and work with Ansari to draft a personal body contract for themselves around the act of voting. Working from a space of delicacy, using flowers and the body, and rooted in multiple body-mind modalities, including Iyengar yoga, viewpoints, Suzuki, and Persian poetry, trance, and dance. Appointments will last up to 45 minutes, enough time to ground the body, do breathing practice, and create enough foundation to do the expressive writing. The act of voting is deeply personal and touch-based, and therefore rooted in poetic legalities and personal and collective body contracts.

This production is part of TRADE SCHOOL: PHL+Detroit, a festival and exchange that celebrates the work of Philadelphia and Detroit performing artists, June 16-25, 2022.

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COVID-19 Information: In order to keep our artists and audiences safe, please note you will be required to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue and you will be expected to wear a mask indoors at all times. Masking in outdoor venues is optional. All performers and Trade School staff have been vaccinated and boosted.