ROOTS Weekend May 19 – 21, 2022

Image Description: A community of dancers in various poses, with ShaLeigh in the middle with her arms reaching to the left. Photo by Caroline Cockrell.

ShaLeigh was thrilled to share a ShaGa workshop with alternateROOTS on Saturday, May 19th  in Whitakers, NC to sink into connection and community through movement with fellow ROOTers! She was honored to serve on the upROOTING Ablism Workgroup with an incredible group of humans.

Alternate ROOTS is an organization based in the Southern USA* whose mission is to support the creation and presentation of original art, in all its forms, which is rooted in a particular community of place, tradition or spirit. As a coalition of cultural workers, ROOTS strives to be allies in the elimination of all forms of oppression. ROOTS is committed to social and economic justice and the protection of the natural world and addresses these concerns through its programs and services.

NC-based ROOTer, and SDW’s Artistic Director ShaLeigh Comerford collaborated to create a workshop on ShaGa: a living movement practice of self-discovery, healing, and awakening to our deeper resources. ShaLeigh’s work focused on disrupting the oppression and subjugation of people with disabilities through advancing artistic practices that center access as an aesthetic and promote cultural understanding. ShaLeigh and fellow ROOTers accepted the invitation to sink into connection and community through movement in an open and welcoming atmosphere.

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