On Friday, June 10 to Saturday, June 11 in Altadena (Tongva land), California, Los Angeles Performance Practice (LAPP) presents a two-part movement workshop Dance for the Hawks: Observing & Dancing in Nature with Lindsey Lollie.
Lollie (Dance BFA 12) is an Altadena native with Mexican, Nahua, African American and Cherokee roots. Her inspiration for the workshop grew from her time in the mountains, witnessing her surroundings while singing and dancing for her ancestors: “In my practice I am learning to connect more deeply with nature, listen for messages, and expand my sense of creativity.”
More about the event from the press release:
Participants will explore wind, visionary and movement aspects of hawks, distance, rhythm, and reintegration of dance with other bodies. Lollie will be sharing practices involving observation, song and movement, culminating in a shared dance offering. A moderate hike in one of the beautiful canyons in Altadena, Tongva land, will be led on the second day for further integration in nature.
People of all backgrounds and experience levels are invited to join the event. Attendees are encouraged to dress comfortably, and to bring along a journal for writing and a towel or blanket for sitting. Participants must be vaccinated for COVID-19.
Lollie is a graduate of The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts who “expresses her world through movement finding refuge in dance” through various forms, including Chicago footwork, yoga, and ancestral rituals. In 2021, she was the recipient of LAPP’s Development + Research Residency.