South Side Circuit
“You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there."
The theme of South Side Circuit this summer is "Memories." Summer is a wonderful time to explore ourselves, our communities, our memories.
All workshops are free. RSVP Recommended.
Tue, Jul 2, 2019
Altar Making with Kimberly Laude
While there are many different variations out there, a personal altar is essentially a sacred space in your home that serves as a “spiritual center” where you can focus on being your highest self. Altars also consist of specific items meant to invite positive energy into your life. Participants in this workshop will accomplish the following:
- Learn the significance of the altar in other cultures.
- Discuss the differences and similarities in spiritual practices between cultural beliefs.
- Learn the essential elements of the altar.
- Create an altar that expresses gratitude, honor, and sacredness significant to the participant.
Tue, Jul 9, 2019
Free Street Theater Workshop in Response to Community Violence
Free Street Theater is a 50-year-old social justice theater company that specializes in bringing people together to discuss difficult issues in fun, complicated and deeply human ways. Free Street artists and staff will lead a short workshop, part storytelling and part active dialogue, on memory in response to violence in our communities.
Thu, Jul 11, 2019
Storytelling Workshop: “As Long As We Remember”
"A person is alive for as long as we remember." - African Folktale
This workshop is for anyone interested in learning to tell stories. We will focus on creating stories to honor people and moments that have impacted us.
Tue, Jul 16, 2019
"Memory Magic: A Journaling and Manifesting Workshop" Journaling with Rhonda Wheatley
Join artist and healer Rhonda Wheatley for Memory Magic, a workshop that will show you how to use memory to envision the future you want to create and help you identify and release any self-limiting beliefs that may be blocking your path. We'll use writing exercises, guided meditation, and other tools, as well as discuss practices for continuing the work on your own after the workshop. Bring a journal or notebook, something to write with, and an open mind!
Thu, Jul 18, 2019
Retro Gaming Night @ the Weston Game Lab - MADD Center
Bringing it back to the days of old with great games, family, and music. Come play nostalgic games at the Uno, Spades, and Jenga tables! Play console games such as Atari, SNES, Dreamcast, and N64. This night is for young and old gamers alike!
Tue, Jul 23, 2019
Kemetic Yoga with Frank Mitchell
“For me, there is a subtlety and regalness to this practice of yoga concentrated on the breath and developing and channeling the internal energy that has roots in all African systems of healing.”—Frank Mitchell
The philosophic principals of Kemetic Yoga place emphasis on Maat, the rejuvenation of the entire body and mind, and teaches you the skill with which to ease yourself into postures. Most importantly, Kemetic Yoga emphasizes control of Shu (“the breath”). The breath is the life force, and we use the breath to “flow” through the movements from one posture to the next.
Thu, Jul 25, 2019
Memories in the Body with Deeply Rooted
Emotional memory may be stored in many places in the body, not just the brain. How do we access and engage with a memory—an incident, event, or experience that may live in the body? In this interactive session, dancer, choreographer, and educator Kevin Iega Jeff explores the relationship between intuition, memory, and the body. Following a short dance performance, Iega will lead participants in movement exercises (experienced either sitting or standing) that conclude with a group sharing of the experience.
Tue, Jul 30, 2019
Social Dance Styles with Praize Productions
Logan Center's arts partner Praize Productions, Inc. (PPI) will host an immersive workshop on healing and achieving freedom through memory and the arts. This workshop allows individuals to call on their memory, from growing up to personal encounters, in order to create their own narratives and make connections on how our past translates into our future selves. PPI will use music, dance, and visual arts to curate this interactive workshop aimed at healing and freeing us from the memories of our past to unlock a more promising future. Enneressa "Reesie" Davis, Praize Productions' executive artistic director, leads this workshop.
RSVP for workshops here!