Day 8: (Re)Housing the American Dream: a Message from the Future

What does the individual mean versus the collective in the future? Where does power reside? Who leads, who follows? What does the individual voice mean versus a collective voice, how can one still respect the individual within a group context?

Day 6: (Re)Housing the American Dream: a Message from the Future

What does community mean? What does community support mean? How can we support each other? We started to practice choreographer Simone Forti’s Huddle. This piece is one of Forti’s best known dance pieces and suggests the way that notions of community were being rethought during the 1960s; a time period where collective action had become central to political life of the United States. Huddle was a way of encouraging reflection on what happens when a group of people come together and how they negotiate each other. This seemed and extremely timely piece to re-perform in our current divisive political climate, in which new forms of collective action are taking form and shaping the discourse.

Day 5: (Re)Housing the American Dream: a Message from the Future

Imagine three districts (at some point in the future), each with a different population, government structure, economy, resources, educational system and language. Each district deals with a specific set of questions around language, power and migration/immigration. What does each district look like, what are the rules and regulations, who is welcome?