Bed dance workshop

March 16, 2024, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In partnership with Studio 303
Saturday, March 16, 2024, 2 – 3:30 pm
English, ASL, LSQ
Admission limited; registration required (priority seating reserved for Deaf people)

In this workshop, Octavia Rose Hingle draws on their technique of dancing in bed to offer strategies for exploring the pleasure and possibilities presented by the soft surfaces of our domestic spaces. Disabled and non-disabled dancers from all backgrounds are invited to interpret contemporary dance fundamentals from their bed, sofa, or floor.

About Octavia Rose Hingle

Octavia Rose Hingle (he/she/they) is a Bay Area born & raised choreographer and installation artist with a physical impairment. Their performance work centers access as an aesthetic portal to visions of past and future ancestors that travel through the present moment. Most recently, their project Crip Ecstasy brought together a disabled and non-disabled cast of performance artists, visual designers, DJs and access providers to conjure new blueprints for what a nightlife space can be. Octavia holds a BA in dance from Middlebury College, and has studied with ODC/Dance, the UCLA Dancing Disability Lab, AXIS Dance Company’s Choreo-Lab Fellowship, and the Headlong Performance Institute. They have presented work with Counterpulse, Roots Division, 2727 California Street, Queering Dance Festival, LEVYdance and SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts.