Tell Me How You Breathe

Loom Ensemble is bringing together a racially diverse team of professional dancers, musicians and theatermakers, to invite you into an outdoors experience of Dance Theater for Collective Liberation. Loom’s newest piece “Tell Me How You Breathe,” brings you to a world where climate crisis has progressed slightly more than our present day, to play out the interrelationship of institutional power structures and ancestral healing practices.  Playful humor, live music, and beautiful storytelling help us lean in to meet these pressing issues.

The story centers on the lungs, as the site of interconnectedness and the organ of grief. “Who gets to breathe freely, fully, with ease,” is a necessary question for our time, right at the intersection of eco-activism, social justice, and public health. With the nourishment of participatory ceremony and song, Loom grounds this political conversation in the physical body, to incite the radical act of collectively imagining a more just and beautiful world.

Loom Ensemble

Dance artists roster

Dance Artists Roster
Artist/Group Website Performance Location
July 15
Alexis Reale Veterans Park
Stephen Hill/The ChoreoJoey Project Veterans Park
Marisa Hall Open Door
Taylor Barnes instgram: @ fulljoyfarm Open Door
Hanna Satterlee Open Door
Kelsey Blanchette/Vitality Dance Project Briggs
Caitlin Morgan Briggs
Erin McNulty Briggs
Nithya Ramesh/The Aseemkala Initiative Briggs
Olivia and Sophie/five two Dance Company Briggs
Calvin Walker Briggs
Millie Heckler Briggs
Kristina Desjardins Briggs
Chloe Schafer Briggs
Paula Higa Briggs
Lucia Gagliardone Briggs
Chloe Schafer/Claire Cook Briggs
Amanda Whitworth Briggs
The Barn Collective Briggs
Natalie Junio-Thompson Briggs

Workshops description and Instructors bio

Thursday July 13th

10 to 11:30 am

Dance Movement Therapy  Bugbee Senior Center . No dance experience required


Friday July 14th

2 pm to 3:30 pm

Joy of Dancing Open Door.Intermediate/Advanced

4 to 5 pm

Family Contact Improvisation  Open Door. Beginners/All levels

5 to 6 pm

Beginner Ballet for Adults WRBA


Saturday July 15th

10 to 11:30 am

Intermediate Ballet WRBA

10 to 11 am

Co-Motion  Open Door Children 0-5 and their caregivers

11:30 to 12:30 pm

Baroque Dance WRBA Beginner level

11:30 to 1 pm

Theater and Physical Storytelling  BOH. All levels

2:00 to 3:30pm

Scottish Dance  WRBA. Demo followed by class. All levels

2:30 to 4 pm

Improvisation/Composition Open Door. All levels

3:30 to 4 pm

Musical Theater WRBA. All levels


Sunday July 16th

10 to 11:30 am

Contact Improvisation  Open Door. All levels

11:30 to 1pm

Contemporary Dance  Open Door. Beginner

2:00 to 3:30 pm

Improvisation  BOH. Intermediate/Advanced


Bugbee Senior Center: 262 North Main Street, WRJ
Open Door: 18 North Main Street, WRJ
WRBA (White River Ballet Academy): 87 Maple Street, WRJ
BOH (Briggs Opera House) 5 South Main Street