UPCOMING FIREHOUSE EVENTS!
Embody Love Movement Workshop
August 22nd workshop has been rescheduled to:
October 24th, 5:30-8:30
To be announced soon
October 24th Workshop:
EMBODY LOVE WORKSHOP™ is a 3-hour transformational workshop for adult women ages 18 and up that takes participants on a journey toward self-acceptance. The goal is for women to set new intentions about how they feel, think, and speak to themselves and others. Participants are offered the opportunity to engage in process exercises in which they explore their internalized beliefs about beauty and self-worth and are given the tools to understand that these negative beliefs have a detrimental impact on their viewing themselves as purposeful and worthy. Interactive exercises include:
- Dismantling the “beauty myth”
- Changing the conversation from criticism to kindness
- Embodied yoga experience
- Committing to being kind to ourselves, and therefore each other
- Seeing and experiencing ourselves as worthy from the inside out
- Recognizing our contributions through conscious activism
BRING YOUR OWN:
Yoga mat or blanket to sit on (limited number of cushions provided)
Presented by Intrepidus Dance
Aug. 30th and 31st 7:30pm
Merriam Webster defines dénouement as: “the final outcome of a complex sequence of events.” Intrepidus’ fifth season was navigated amidst a season of grief and healing for both Artistic Director Holly Logan Livingston and Executive Director Samantha Weissbach Williams. The narratives that have resulted investigate the celebration and heartache of welcoming new life, as well as examine how humanity quantifies the quality of a life already lived. Through Dénouement, Livingston and Weissbach Williams share experiences that have altered the very makeup of their DNA, in the hopes they can provide a space of comfort, empathy, and inspiration for all people laying the course of this tumultuous sea of life.
Dénouement will feature one new work by Artistic Director Holly Logan Livingston (Becoming), as well as one new work by Executive Director Samantha Weissbach Williams (Love & Risk).
In Becoming, Logan Livingston explores the journey of a woman into motherhood. Inspired by her journey as a new mom, she delves into the sometimes difficult reality of how a woman must transform in order to become a mother. Divided into three sections, Becoming addresses the evolution of self, postpartum depression, and acceptance and self-love. Using inspiration from her own life and the lives of mothers around her, Logan Livingston is thankful to show this new work highlighting this moment in her life.
In Love & Risk, Weissbach Williams shares a deeply personal and vulnerable narrative on the meaning of life. In the last 10 years, she has experienced multiple passings of close family members which has driven her to repeatedly examine and reflect on the impact she wants to leave upon humanity when her time comes to a close. Love & Risk speaks to a simple desire to live a life that “fights the suffering while seeing the gift” and embodies that “love is the yes to it all.”
Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons
October 3,4,10,11 at 7:30pm
$15.00 General Admission
IF YOU ONLY HAD 140 WORDS HOW WOULD YOU USE THEM?“
I CAN’T KNOW YOU IN ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY.” — “TRY.”
The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. Sam Steiner’s “Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons” imagines a world where a new quietude law has limited each person’s speech to 140 words per day. In this world, people are censored and abbreviated. “Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons” is the story of a young couple navigating this new law as they struggle to communicate, get to know and understand each other. Steiner challenges us to question relationships, silence, sex, protest and class in his stress-test of our modern world.
In a time of questionable politics and increasingly censored thoughts, Steiners exploration of free speech and democracy encourages appreciation (or recognition) of the past, hope for the future, and our ever-watchful eyes on the present — where every word could count.