VESSEL is an interactive workshop rooted in storytelling through movement, writing, and performance. Through activating our bodies as receivers of ancestral memory, how can we serve our own healing journeys for transformation of self/lineage/community? Together, we will instigate the smells, sights, sounds, and somatic sensations residing in our respective vessels and re-discover how our DNA and lived experiences assist us in remembering and recognizing our intergenerational truths - which further our envisioning for the world we dream for the future generations. Facilitated by SAMMAY (founding artistic director of URBAN x INDIGENOUS), this workshop aims to create an inclusive and holistic experience for all participants and will be a process of collaboration and co-creation throughout.
SAMMAY is a Bay Area-based choreographer/producer and interdisciplinary performance artist of Kapampangan, Ilokano, and Bikol descent born/raised in LA County/Tongva Territory whose artivism is fueled by the global movement towards reindigenization through I Moving Lab and URBAN x INDIGENOUS. Currently living in San Francisco/Yelamu, SAMMAY is a resident artist with API Cultural Center and company member of Embodiment Project. She is a three-time recipient of the "Presented by APICC" Artist Award; Featured Artist for APAture 2016: Here; and Performing Diaspora 2016 Artist-in-Residence at CounterPulse. To follow her journey: www.sammaydizon.com.