Community Engagement Practice
Kimberly's Community Engagement Practice has been shared with a diverse variety of communities worldwide. Originally designed to experientially introduce the public/participant/audience member to the process of creating I hunger for you, allowing for deeper engagement when they see the work, the Practice has expanded dramatically beyond audience engagement and has allowed participants of all ages, belief systems and abilities to reflect on themes of faith, violence, life force, and compassion. The practice involves physical and imagistic exercises that open the body to sensory experience, encouraging an encounter with and connection to one’s body, history, memories, each other, the palpability of time passing, and the immediacy of being alive. These practices are responsive to who is in the room. Any age, race, gender, or ability can be accommodated.
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Community Engagement Fund supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance project, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Photos from Marble House Residency and LUMBERYARD (PC: Alon Koppel)