27 Apr Movement in the Garden- Come as You Are
WHAT: Movement in the Garden: Come as You Are
WHEN: Wednesday May 4, 12:00 – 1:15 pm
WHERE: School of Art & Design Sculpture Garden
Come enjoy the sunshine and take a break from finals prep to enjoy a movement-based workshop, co-hosted by the Center for the Arts and the School of Art and Design. For 75 minutes, you will be moving with your peers and Mason community, led by teaching artist Pia Murray. This event is geared towards non-dancers and, as the title suggests, every body moves in wonderful ways.
Every Body Move is an initiative started by Camille A. Brown to bring communities together through movement. This equity-based workshop utilizes movement styles found in African and Black social dance. Its aim is to nurture participants, spur creativity and self-expression, promote health, well-being, and body positivity, and build a sense of community through movement and dance.
This multigenerational and gender inclusive workshop is free and open to anyone in the Mason community – student, faculty, and staff are all invited.
Mason campuses are mask-optional. However, if you’re more comfortable wearing a mask, feel free to continue. Mason still encourages you to wear a mask indoors.
The College of Visual and Performing Arts looks forward to being in community with you!
Rain site will be the School of Art and Design Gallery – information to be updated on this page and social media.
If you have any questions, please contact Haley Smyser at email@example.com.
Pia Monique Murray is a choreographer, performer, teacher, arts administrator, tour/company manager, and rehearsal assistant. Pia has been a teaching artist for Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Urban Arts Partnership, Dreamyard Project, Brooklyn Arts Council, Dancewave, and Mark DeGarmo & Dancers. As a Lincoln Center Scholar, she obtained a master’s degree in dance education from Hunger College and graduated with high honors as a member of the National Honors Society for Dance. As an educator, Pia’s pedagogy combines art education (expanding student experiences through various art media) and aesthetic educations (engaging with works of art through various learning modalities). By creating, performing, responding, and connecting to dance, students learn to apply tools, skills, and concepts in various situations in order to achieve a goal or express an idea.