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Workshop: The Impact Between Words

February 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Image of Kayla & Kate with writing overlaid

A workshop facilitated by Kate Speer & Kayla Hamilton

  • How do you hear and see ideas in the room?
  • How do you feel your instinctual impulse?
  • How do words shape your lived experience of the world?

This workshop will play with words, text, and personal narratives to craft parameters to explore the relationship of these ingredients in time and space. We will cycle through creating and sharing to have moments of discussion and dialogue around what we are sensing or not sensing. Layering sensory and textual elements into our parameters to play with how they reveal new interpretations and impact our performative presence. The dynamic pull between your intent and our interpretations will expand these explorations into multiple possibilities. Open to literary practices, 2D or 3D art, movement, or other artistic interests and disciplines for an embodied experience accessible to all bodies.


RedLine is wheelchair accessible, there’s a ramp at the front entrance (on 24th Street) and the facilities is all one level with an accessible bathroom open to the public. For an ASL interpreter, audio describer, translator, or any other accommodation you will need to fully participate in this workshop, please request by Sunday, February 17th, 2019 (email: kate@katespeerdance.org; phone: 303-296-4448).


Kayla Hamilton is an artist, producer, and educator originally from Texarkana, Texas and now reside in Bronx, NY. Kayla earned a BA in Dance from Texas Woman’s University and an MS Ed in Special Education from Hunter College. She is a member of the 2017 Bessie-award winning collective of the skeleton architecture, the future of our world’s curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa. In addition to Skeleton Architecture, Kayla dances with Gesel Mason Performance Projects, Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, and Maria Bauman/MBDance. Kayla has been supported by Paloma McGregor/Angela’s Pulses, Brooklyn Arts Exchange and Dance USA Institute of Leadership Training. Under the name K. Hamilton Projects, Kayla self-produced numerous projects, organizes community events, and write arts integrated curriculum throughout NYC. When Kayla is not dancing, she’s a special education teacher at the Highbridge Green School who loves to watch Law and Order on Hulu while sipping on peppermint tea.


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RedLine is a NPN/VAN Partner of the National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN/VAN Artist Engagement Fund. Major contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information visit www.npnweb.org.


February 21, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


RedLine Contemporary Art Center
2350 Arapahoe St
Denver, CO 80205
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RedLine Contemporary Art Center
(303) 296-4448
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