FREE Story Weaving Workshops

May 22 - June 01, 2018

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47 Great Jones St.

Applications Are: OPEN

All performers and theater makers are welcome!
Storyweaving Workshops bring storytelling traditions together with theatre and movement. This workshop will engage with youth from 18-30 (Indigenous, Native AND non-Indigenous) in a day-long process of sharing stories and creating community through artistic process.
Murielle Borst-Tarrant will facilitate the youth workshops through traditional storytelling methods by using historical memory and embodying it through sound and movement then weaving stories. Performers’ interpretation of concepts are drawn out and conceived by personifying stories through sound and movement. Bringing in the individual actor’s historical memory and historical trauma ( pain, laughter, sadness, etc.) discovering where it inhabits the body and from there where the song, dance and story comes from.
All workshops take place at the La MaMa Rehearsal Studios, 47 Great Jones Street in Manhattan. The Great Jones Rehearsal Studios are ADA compliant and accessible. Contact Murielle Borst-Tarrant at with all questions.

Workshop Dates :
- Tuesday, May 22nd | 6pm - 10pm
- Thursday, May 24th | 6pm - 10pm
- Tuesday, May 29th | 6pm - 10pm
- Thursday, May 31st | 6pm - 10pm

Performance Presentation Date:
- Tuesday, June 5th | 8pm


About the Indigenous Initiative

The La MaMa Indigenous Initiative focuses on working with Indigenous communities nationally and internationally. La MaMa Experimental Theatre with its history in Social Justice, under Artistic Director, Mia Yoo, has a long standing collaborative history with the Indigenous Theatre nationally and internationally for over three decades. Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective Founder Murielle Borst-Tarrant and Mia Yoo initially established the Safe Habors Indigenous Collective to spear head this original programming. Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective and La MaMa Indigenous Intuitive remain a collaborative in that vision and legacy. The initiative aims to provide a platform for Indigenous arts and culture while promoting Indigenous artists to audiences in New York, other parts of the nation and in other countries.