Imposter Syndrome: Marginalized Bodies in Circus / A Healing Workshop
Thursday 8/5: 7-8:30 pm OR Friday 8/6: 12-1:30 pm
$35 Class plus recording.
Prerequisite: Ages 16+. To assure a safe space and no harm, this class is only for those who identify as Black, Indigenious, or other Person of Color (Aapi, Latinx, etc.).
In this workshop, we will begin with a movement practice on the floor (e.g. yoga, stretching, freestyle dance) to ground us in how each of our bodies uniquely move and function. We will use this movement practice to: assist in appreciating our bodies and movements as they are instead of comparing to others or eurocentric standards –– decolonize the circus and societal standard of what is deemed beautiful, perfect, or respectful in bodily movements, backgrounds, and capabilities –– bring awareness to how this has impacted how we view our ourselves in circus spaces. While the instructor specializes in movements such as aerial silks, yoga, and endurance sports, this class is for any circus speciality artist at any level. Workshop will be virtual and presented in English by a Black-identifying instructor. Feel free to bring a journal and yoga mat.
Cicely Green is an Aerialist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Yoga Teacher, and 6x marathoner. She is a practitioner and healer of all things health, wellness, and movement, and has become a leader and resource in her community on aerial silks, yoga + mindfulness, mental health + healing, marathon racing, and endurance sports. Through her journey, Cicely has noticed one common theme – the lack of others in these spaces who also identify as Black womxn. This inspired her to utilize her platform and knowledge to create spaces in wellness and movement for Black-identifying individuals. She is a founder of In Good Wealth, Inc. non-profit organization, Chicago Black Therapist Directory, BIPOC Circus Alliance Midwest, and contributing member of various wellness and racial justice initiatives.