Honey Touch: Phase One. A Part of a series based on healing
Honey Touch is part one of a three part works resulting in an evening length piece projected to premier 2024.
Honey Touch explores levels of touch and intimacy in the human connection and how touch helps us to heal. The concept and direction has been conceived by JmeJames and inspired by their own research through the pandemic as a way to soothe the nervous system, and use movement and touch as a healing and sustainable force. Jme drove into their knowledge of techniques from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Contact Improv, and Somatic Healing Practices.
With collaborators Patsy and Geovanny, the trio, working as Trash Babes Production, has been deepening and developing this practice, with a mission to normalize physical intimacy as a form of resistance.
We will be presenting Phase Two on June 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Link to buy tickets soon to come.
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JmeJames Antonick (they/she) is a dancer, somatic practitioner, nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter, and emerging dance maker/ choreographer. Jme is an artist at FLOCK Dance Center and currently in residence at New Expressive Works. They are a recipient of 2020 Poetic Justice Foundation Artist Grant, of 2022 RACC Make|Learn|Build Grant and selected for the N.E.W 14th installment of Artist Residency Program. JmeJames attended The Dance Center at Columbia College Chicago 2009- 2013 and Moving On Center’s Somatic Dance Program in 2019. Since 2006, Jme has performed throughout Chicago, Portland, and the Bay Area. Originally from Chicago, Jme currently nests in Portland, OR.
Geovanny Vega is a Portland based musician. He has a vast knowledge as a sound score composer, a producer, and a DJ. Geovanny is the lead musician of TrashBabe Productions and uses instruments and equipment to produce soundscapes and tracks. Geovanny has an extensive record collection that spans from Hip-Hop, Latin, Jazz, Metal, and beyond. He uses his wealth of music history to inform his art making by layering smart samples, original piano chord progressions and melody, MPC beats to hype the mood, and manipulating the sound with filters and synths. Geovanny is a resident at Cement Studios in Portland, Oregon.
Patsy Morris (she/her) is a living and working artist in Portland, Oregon. She works in movement, film, stage, voice and visual arts. She received her BA in dance from the University of Oregon in 2012, and continues her knowledge of the body through contact improv, comedy improv, singing and dance film. Patsy feels inspired to be creating art through intuitive response and reaction in these art forms. She recently has worked with DreamAwake Productions as their in-house musical choreographer, performed with Pathways Dance Company in June 2022, and has been teaching dance film workshops for Lane Community College.
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