SING THE BODY ELECTRIC
Created and performed by Laurel Butler and Ron Ragin
Performed at SALTA/Lobot Gallery, Oakland CA, 2014
and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Body Politic Think Tank Creative Ecosystem/Field of Inquiry, San Francisco CA, 2014
Through the acts of singing and moving, we explore our bodies' capacities to convey, invoke, resist, and submit to joy and shame. We invite audience members to select songs from our "Joy & Shame" playlist and to give us tasks that shape the scores for our performances, encouraging us to embody emotions in (perhaps) unexpected ways.