Body Language with Jacqueline Boxx

March 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Body Language with Jacqueline Boxx
3/12 11AM- 1PM $30
The Center for Sex and Culture – 1349 Mission St SF
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Using a combination of mind-body awareness and articulated dance movements, Jacqueline Boxx guides “Body Language” attendees through working WITH their bodies rather than against in order to become fully present on stage and beyond.  This class utilizes an introduction to disability theory, discussion, guided meditation, and dance practice with an emphasis on adaptation for injury and disability.  This workshop is designed to be fully accessible.
Jacqueline Boxx is the only Tucson burlesque performer who brings her wheelchair, her canes, and her leg braces on stage and makes them both visible and enticing.  Her background before disability involved trapeze, hooping, cabaret, theater, bellydance, swing dance, ballet, and numerous other kinds of performance art, including touring with The Dresden Dolls as part of their Brigade.  Her mobility decreased gradually and these performance outlets lessened as well.  However, linking up with Tucson’s Black Cherry Burlesque and participating in their Burlesque for the Soul program altered her understanding of what burlesque performance could mean.  She now combines her performance art with her background as a M.A. in Literature and current P.h.D. candidate in order to alter conceptions of disability through her writings, speaking engagements, and workshops on mindful movement in addition to her stage acts.

Jacqueline’s acts are all related in some way to her experience with chronic pain and limited mobility, and she strives to bring attention through glamour and spectacle to disability.  Her extended tagline expresses this intention: Miss Disa-burly-TEASE!