On Saturday March 14th with Helen Reynolds
South Regional Library - 7300 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
in the 2nd Floor Conference Room 1pm-4pm
Explore the art of true, first person storytelling in a fun, hands-on workshop! Learn about the psychology and cultural significance of storytelling; explore what makes true, personal storytelling effective; and develop skills in the selection, creation, and performance of stories based on your own life experiences. The workshop includes group activities, in-depth partner-work, and individual story-development exercises. We will focus on how to craft a meaningful story with emotional resonance, clear focus, and an effective structure. Then we will explore ways to connect with an audience while telling your story. Participants will have the opportunity to tell a short story in front of the whole group, and may be invited to tell a story at the 2020 Women Crossing the Line Performance Festival!
Women Write On! A Poetry Playshop
on Saturday March 14th with Marie Whitman
Main Public Library- 100 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1830
on the 6th floor 2pm - 5pm
Women! Come explore the power of your words. Speak your mind. Tell your heart. Change your world a little bit!
Through the exploration of writing rituals, poetic play and inspiring improvisations you will be ignited to unleash your inner Poet! Performance Artist and Writer, Marie Whitman guides you through an inspiring and dynamic poetry workshop where each participant will birth at least one potent poem (even if you’ve never written one before!) Explore ways to build a satisfying, personal practice around writing that can add creativity and freedom of expression to your life. Poems from the participants who wish to share, will be on display during the “Women Crossing the Line Performance Festival.”
Haitian Folklore Dance Lab
on Saturday March 21 with Weiselande Cesar
African American Research Library and Cultural Center -
2650 Sistrunk Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
In the Meeting Room from 2:30- 5:00pm
This workshop covers the roots and meaning of dances in the Haitian culture and teaches the dances to participants. Some of these include dances for opening prayer (Yanvalou), dance of harvest, (Mayi/Djouba) celebration dances (Kongo/Siren Song), the warrior dance (Nago), the revolutionary dance (Petro), the dance depicting life and death (Banda) and the dance of thanksgiving. After the workshop, participants who desire can join the dancers of Tradisyon Lakou Lakay for a short presentation in the lobby of our performance festival on April 4th.
Mask Making and Performance
On Sunday March 22 with Jean Minuchin
Northwest Regional Library- 3151 N University Dr, Coral Springs, FL 33065 in the Multi-purpose Room 1pm-4pm
Explore the theme of gender while delving into the fun of mask performance. In a supportive environment, unleash movement as the underlying expression for masks. Create simple scenes addressing restriction and liberation.
Then go home with a personal mask of empowerment created by you!
Masks and works from participants who wish to share will be shown at our culminating Festival or simply come to enjoy, learn and express yourself!
What’s Your Elephant ? An Art Making Workshop Saturday March 28 with Niki Lopez
Pompano Beach Library - 50 W Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 In the Multi-purpose Room 1pm-4pm
The purpose of “What’s Your Elephant" is to provoke awareness and facilitate discussions unveiling unaddressed topics including, but not limited to: gender, discrimination and abuse.This hands-on creative workshop is an invitation for the participant to share an ‘elephant’ that is personal to them or a topic they want to bring awareness to.
Various art supplies and magazines are included for participants to create a piece of art based on their elephant. No prior artistic experience or skill is needed.
Once the projects are complete the workshop goes into the discussion phases. Participants are encouraged to share about their work and dialogue takes place. Participants will be given the option to have their work displayed at the “Women Crossing the Line Performance Festival”.