Disability Dance Workshop

This workshop with dance artist Rafi Ruffino Darrow is part of the "Crip Futures: Disability Culture at Dartmouth College" event series hosted by the Leslie Center for the Humanities.

The "Crip Furtures: Disabilty at Dartmouth College" event series presents a virtual disability dance workshop with Rafi Ruffino Darrow.

In this movement vernacular-building workshop, Rafi will lead participants through a series of promptings to reflect upon their relationships with being mis/perceived onstage or in everyday life, toward a revelation of tactics for legibility and staring back. This class will work with the dancers to develop a physical idiom for their movement practice where one may not have always been accessible: especially encouraged to attend are those who may not have gotten to experience representations of themselves onstage, and therefore may not have been shown the kinds of bodily languages available to them for self expression. This workshop is designed to include a wide range of disabled folks.

Rafi Ruffino Darrow is a dance artist and activist working in Oakland, California. Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, their work is rooted in the toxic injury that has shaped their hometown, and the ways in which this troubles the boundaries of the human body and the unsure contours of our global futures. Their work lives in the liminality this precarity creates, and the inter-marginalized care and intimacy it necessitates.

Register for the Zoom event here: https://tinyurl.com/mw9vkjzw


With questions regarding this workshop or other upcoming Crip Futures events at Dartmouth, please write to Julia Havard, at julia.havard@dartmouth.edu.