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About Unruly Body Tanztheater

Unruly Body Tanztheater is a project of Artistic Director KJ Dahlaw, designed to disrupt the logic of hegemony in the Body, oriented towards a queer futurity. UBT is an inter-disciplinary, eco-somatic dance theater project of embodiment.
Hi, my name is KJ Dahlaw. I am a Bay area dance artist, recently graduated from St Mary's College of CA with my MFA in dance. I am raising money to support my dance company, largely to pay my dancers. The hustle is REAL working as a Bay area dance artist. I am making work that centers queerness, that challenges normativity, that engages with the socio-political-ecological landscape of our time. As a dance artist, I am interested in the Body: my own body, the ‘other’ body, the corporeal body, the bioregional body, the transgressive body, the queer body. The body
pulses with the stories of our ancestors, the imprinting of culture, and the instincts of our
creaturely ways. I approach movement as a presence practice with the body, oriented
towards ease, athleticism, and pleasure. I believe in sweating stories into pools of
questions on the floor of wonder and playing with possibility.
  I am raising $3000 to cover the costs of my current project, 'Descent.' Pulling from Jungian archetypal mythology and queer theory, 'Descent' crosses the threshold between the living and dead, grapples with love, loss and queer desire in the shadows of the soul. Reimagining stories and mythologies to center queerness rather than the hetero-normative standard accompanies the societal shifting towards a more inclusive understanding of who we are as a human community. In this volatile American political landscape of which we are currently in, the centering of queer, persons of color, differently abled, immigrant, and otherwise 'othered' perspective is critical narration for change making. 'Descent' is a queer telling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth. Stories and myths are a central component of community understanding of our own ethos. Accompanying the struggle for a just and sustainable world, 'Descent' tells a tale of human love, descending into the depths of the underworld, grappling with our own shadows, our longings, our grief, and ultimately the letting go of that which we cannot control.

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I'm raising $3000 to cover cost of artist fees, costumes and props for upcoming work, 'Descent.' 
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