“What if I told you we could heal backwards, would you believe me?” (George “WuKong” Cheng, X RATED PLANET).
Embodiment Project is committed to resourcing our artists and serving our community in these uncertain times. As hip hop artists, dance creators, and medicine makers --our life’s work is collective healing. For over 12 years, EP has disrupted silence, shame, and racial & gender-based harm by offering up stories of truth, healing, and triumph.
Although the world premiere of our latest production, X RATED PLANET (originally scheduled for April 16-18 at YBCA) has been postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19 -- now more than ever, we are committed to sharing the medicine of this collaborative work that we’ve been in process with for the last two and a half years. We know there are so many in need right now and in response, we are using this time as a company to continue the embodiment of healing for our communities through:
-offering weekly donation-based virtual dance classes
-utilizing technology to facilitate interactive embodied healing experiences, including our work with SEEDS youth program in partnership with ODC and prayer dances for the Earth
We are excited to share the full work of X RATED PLANET with you soon and in the meantime, we call upon your support in raising $12,000 in critical relief funds to support our 8 core members whose livelihoods have been severely impacted as a result of canceled residencies, performances, and classes.
Your donation is tax-deductible and will go directly to our artists to cover their essential expenses in this vulnerable time, ensuring that we can wholeheartedly contribute to co-visioning and co-creating embodied wellness for us all in the very near future. For those who would like to donate directly, can do so via PayPal @ paypal.me/embodimentproject
Thank you for all of your support! Please share widely and make sure to check out our weekly virtual classes! (Sign-up info to be linked on our Facebook and Instagram)
Original Photo by Alexa Treviño. Courtesy of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Edited by Andrea Devis of Embodiment Project.