Bodyworker Amber DiPietra wants to devolve your inner monologue with her interdisciplinary performance on the Rollins campus

"Self Portrait With Manatee," painting by Sunaura Taylor

In The Opposite of Evolution Dance Studio, an interactive performance art piece choreographed, written and performed by Amber DiPietra and co-organized by local imprint Burrow Press, “a poetic soundscape meets your inner monologue where it is at, [and] invites you in, in body and mind.”

The first iteration of the performance piece debuted at the Tampa Fringe Arts Festival in 2018 and encouraged audience members to engage in a process of sensory and bodily awareness facilitated by DiPietra. She describes the performance as a meditation on “bodies, how/where bodies get stuck, who is visible/who is not, do Florida waters only ‘heal’ people with cars and ‘normal’ legs, etc.” DiPietra, who works under the moniker the Body Poetik, is a community practice artist, poet, performer, disability rights advocate, intimacy coach and certified sexological bodyworker/somatic sex educator based in St. Pete and San Francisco. Expect to leave floating.

7 p.m. Monday, March 9 | Rice Family Pavilion, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park | 407-646-2000 | | free
Location Details

Rollins College, Rice Family Pavilion

1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park Winter Park Area

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