with claire barrera

Tuesday, MAR 14 | 6:30 PM

12th Avenue Arts | 1620 12th Ave


My name is claire, and I am one of the organizers of Brown Girl Rise.  I am also a choreographer currently creating a performance with 6 youth and adult dancers.  I am offering a movement workshop to youth ages 12-25 where we will play with some of the themes and games of my upcoming project.  No previous dance experience necessary, just a willingness to move your body!


In this 1.5 hour workshop, we will explore how we can use dance and movement games to build radical group dynamics that help us imagine new ways of doing and being.  Through a series of somatic and improvisational activities, we’ll explore all these things: self- and co-regulation, agency and consent, and imaginative work.

KN95 Masks are required to be worn by all participants and facilitators at all times during this workshop. Please bring your own, or we will provide one for you. 


claire barrera is an artist, activist and educator based in Portland, Oregon. They are the author of the new zine el lenguaje nos gusta y nos confunde and the coeditor of When Language Runs Dry. Upcoming collaborations include work with Allie Hankins and Maya Dalinsky.


KN95 Masks are required for all participants at all times during this workshop. 12th Avenue Arts is fully accessible for wheelchairs and walkers. The lobby and bathrooms are at street level, and seating is available without the need for an elevator or stairs.

For access needs, contact us at operations@velocitydancecenter.org so that we can prepare with you.