The Struggle in US

March 18, 2017 | Begins at 5:30pm

Tickets: $10/$20/$30 [BUY]

The Struggle in US, curated and produced by BAX staff/faculty Sara Roer and Diane Tomasi, is a fundraiser for BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange. ‘The Struggle in US’ is BAX faculty, staff, and students coming together to create an evening of community with workshops and performance. The evening will be filled with activities and art pieces in response to the ‘ungrounding’ events presently unfolding in our nation. Intersectional, intergenerational, and interconnected voices will rise up – to connect, to inspire, to advocate and to ground. Join us to pour energy back into a place that has so deeply supported US, and so many more! A donation from the event will also be made to the Center for Anti-Violence Education. CAE previously shared space with BAX at 421 5th Ave, and is still a neighbor after moving one block away to 7th st. They offer free martial arts and self-defense classes for women, young people, and LGBTQIA individuals across NYC.


Schedule of Events

Time WorkshopDescription
5:30-6:30pmRehearsal for the RevolutionRehearsal for the Revolution - This workshop would be an introduction to the work of Augusto Boal and Theatre of the Oppressed, using games and devising-methods to talk about the nature of oppression and build the muscles that are required for resistance.

Led by Casey Hayes-Deats
6:35-7:35pmThai Massage WorkshopIntended to create community through touch and caring for another individual. Thai Massage is an ancient form of bodywork rooted in Thai medicinal practices. It combines body postures descended from Ayurvedic yoga with acupressure and gentle, passive stretching (though sessions can range in intensity). It can aid greatly in increasing flexibility, joint range of motion, circulation and overall, integrated health. It is intricate work that can be very in-depth and unfold in your body over time. Usually Thai is done on a thick floor mat with the receiver in loose, easily moveable clothing (like pajamas or full-coverage workout clothes).

Led by Sara Roer
6:35-7:35pmSCRAPSA quick, engaging and exciting process generating lots of original performance pieces in a short amount of time. Open to kids, adults, or both together.

Led by Dana O'Brien & Joie Golomb
8:00pm Performances Featuring work by

Adult Tumbling
Alexandra Rose
Andrew Jannetti
Angie Pittman
Diane Tomasi
Kelindah Schuster
Maira Duarte
s.lumbert & Rachel Sigrid
Velvet Kensington