Jun 01 - 25 2020


Presented by ARCOS Dance at Online/Virtual Space

We are grieving. We are raging. We are desperately searching for new modes of existence while figuring out how to survive. We’re all doing it, but it does not touch everyone in the same ways. Gross injustices, so systemic they are invisible to most, are being exploited. Many are coming to terms with the fact that our safety is not guaranteed. For others, that fact is disturbingly familiar. Some are frustrated by the immobility and isolation of the global health crisis. For others, a hybrid virtuality has always been necessary to navigate society.  If we are to emerge from this moment of pause with any options other than a reactionary jerk back to “normal,” we must use this time to imagine new futures. And we must start with reimagining, re/training, ourselves.

Re/Training is a donation-based, digital embodiment experience to cultivate a new relationship to time, movement, our physical/digital selves, and our ever-growing, though currently distant and tumultuous, translocal communities. While ARCOS has been exploring the boundaries of the virtual realm for years, we have all suddenly been plunged into it more deeply than before on a global level. ARCOS offer Re/Training not to escape the present moment or in an attempt to recreate the ecstasy of dancers gathered in physical practice, but to explore what else is possible in this moment.

Admission Info

Classes are available by donation of any amount, or without donation for those unable to give. All donations received will be re-donated to an organization supporting the movement for racial justice. We invite the community assembled to decide which organization(s) are in greatest need at this time. ARCOS will match the total donations received at the end of the month. The best way to donate is our Venmo (@ARCOSdance) and the second-best is PayPal, because it takes a fee a diminishes our overall support for the selected organization(s).

Dates & Times

2020/06/01 - 2020/06/25

Additional time info:

All classes are 75 minutes, and post-class conversation will continue as long as needed.

Zoom links will be sent via email to registered participants twenty minutes before the start of class.

Location Info

Online/Virtual Space