Movement and Composition
A workshop with Jasmine Hearn & Staycee Pearl for A Patient Practice
Saturday, August 21, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
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For this interdisciplinary workshop Jasmine Hearn and Staycee Pearl share creative prompts and guide participants in an embodied experience of dance, text, and embodied sound.
Open to all. You will be asked to move.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jasmine Hearn was raised on the land of the Karankawa and Atapake people, now known as Houston, TX. They spend time as vessel and storyteller using dance and sound as materials to compose, conjure, teach, and perform around the world. Hearn graduated magna cum laude from Point Park University with their B.A. in Dance. They spend their time steeped in the embodied research of a multidisciplinary practice of performance, dance, story-telling, and memory keeping. Hearn works as a performer, curator, director, choreographer, organizer, and teaching artist. They are currently a company member with Urban Bush Women and are a 2019 Jerome Foundation Jerome Hill Fellow. Hearn has collaborated with multidisciplinary artists, Alisha B. Wormsley, Vanessa German, Holly Bass, Jennifer Nagle Myers, and Solange Knowles.Hearn has also worked and performed with David Dorfman Dance, Alesandra Seutin’s vocabdance, Solange Knowles, Kate Watson-Wallace, STAYCEE PEARL dance project, Marjani Forté-Saunders, will rawls, Tara Aisha Willis, Jennifer Myers, Helen Simoneau Danse, Lovie Olivia, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, and with Nick Mauss as a part of exhibition, TRANSMISSIONS, at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Hearn was awarded a 2017 “Bessie”Award for Outstanding Performance with Skeleton Architecture, and has had residencies at the PearlArts Studios, Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Camargo Foundation, and Dance Source Houston. Hearn was a 2018 Movement Research AIR.
Staycee Pearl is the co-artistic director of PearlArts Studios and STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos, where she creates artful experiences through dance-centered multimedia works in collaboration with her husband and artistic collaborator, Herman Pearl. Staycee received her initial dance training at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. In 2010, STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos (SPdp&SS) debuted at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Since then the duo has produced several works including ..on being…, OCTAVIA, and FLOWERZ, and are currently working on their National Dance Project supported CIRCLES. Staycee is passionate about sharing resources and creating opportunities for the arts community by initiating project-generating programs including the Charrette Series, the In The Studio Series, and the PearlDiving Movement Residency.
ADDITIONAL PATIENT PRACTICE WORKSHOPS
Listening and Responding with Text and Movement with Bekezela Mguni
Thursday, May 6, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Dance Moves and Grooves with Kiki Lucas
Saturday, May 8, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Jasmine Hearn’s A Patient Practice is presented with support from the Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.