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Community Connections

This program supports Fuse’s mission of engagement and connection with the communities in which we work. Activities under this program connect artists, audiences, and participants through community dialogues, learning opportunities, and outreach activities associated with our projects.  Events under this program include Cabaret Nights, Peer Panels, book talks, community workshops, conversation groups, and talk-backs. 

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Video Gallery

Laban 1 - Intro to Effort
12:40
Laban 6 - Flow
05:23
Laban 5  - Weight
03:58
Laban 4  - Time
03:07
Laban 3  - Space
04:23
Laban 2 - Intro to Motion Factors and Qualities
06:07
Social Presencing Theater Workshop with Manuela Bosch
42:48
About Social Presencing Theater Social Presencing Theater- a new synthesis between movement, embodied presence, dialogue, and stillness. It is not "theater" in the conventional sense, but it uses simple body postures and movements to dissolve limiting concepts to communicate directly, to access intuition, and to make visible both current reality and the deeper – often invisible – leverage points for creating profound change. Facilitation: Manuela Bosch is a facilitator and guide for transformational experiences in groups, organizations, and individuals. She works with various unconventional techniques that include body, consciousness, and nature. She has been part of the SPT Advance Training Program in Rosendale NY from 2016 to 2017. Manuela offers SPT in Berlin and beyond since 2015. www.manuelabosch.de WHAT YOU NEED: a notebook and pen space to lie down and move around additional 15-30 minutes to practice Stuck Dance comfortable clothing in layers - stay warm/cool for your own care a bottle of water/tea and maybe a snack if practiced in a group of 5+: instructions for Stuck Dance in small-group-sessions (available below or on slides in the video) a way for facilitating small group sessions (2-4 people) STUCK DANCE INSTRUCTIONS (in groups of 2-4) ⏱ 5-8 Minutes per person. Stop video for the time of the practice. Case Giver: Embody your stuck shape 1 (current reality) Speak a spontaneous sentence from your experience (S1) starting with I … (e.g. „I feel I can’t hold this“) Lean into your stuck, by e.g. intensifying your shape, let movement emerge Arrive in a stuck shape 2 (emerging future) Speak a second sentence (S2), starting with I … (i.e. „I sense an opening“) Option: The witness writes the two sentences into the Chat: S1: …. S2: …. Witness(es): During the Case Givers stuck embodiment: notice what you see, sense, feel. After the embodiment: The witness(es) shares a briefly (1-2 sentences) from their perspective, what they saw, sensed, or felt while observing the stuck dance Optional: The witness mirrors the movement with S1+S2 with the body Continue same process, so everyone in the group had a chance to be Case Giver and be witnessed. Source: https://www.u-school.org/stuck, Adaptation: Manuela Bosch If you'd like to acknowledge the indigenous people of the land you are on, find out via https://native-land.ca/.

Program Coordinator

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Sahar Muhsin Laufman (she/they) is a queer black single mother of two who calls many places around the world home and has two degrees one a Masters in Social Change and the other a Masters in Divinity. She has worked for over 8 years as a diversity equity and inclusion consultant in various industries. This includes utilising modifications of theater of the oppressed as a communication building tool and often begins her trainings with the importance of pleasure activism, engaging learning and resistance with joy. She is a skilled project coordinator who has worked in various industries from non-profits, artists collectives, and faith based groups, to start ups, corporate structures and advocacy oganizations. She brings to her work a passion and skill in education to counter oppression and functional system design. She leverages that expertise to boost collaboration, innovation, and a focus on arts of liberation. 

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