[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] A Philadelphia Sharing / Thanksgiving for Nancy Stark Smith REGISTRATION REQUIRED for Sunday 5/17/2020 1-3pm EDT
lorengroenendaal at gmail.com
Sat May 16 13:23:51 EDT 2020
Hello again dear Philadelphia Contact Improvisation Community,
I write with a friendly reminder and a few updates for tomorrow's event.
*A Philadelphia Sharing / Thanksgiving for Nancy Stark Smith* Zoom event
will be tomorrow, Sunday, May 17, 2020 1:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
To enter the Zoom session, *YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE WITH THIS LINK:*
Jenny, Julia, and I have planned our event in more detail and have some
updates and encouragements for you:
- Please bring your sharing in the form of your favorite media to remember
or give gratitude for Nancy Stark Smith on Sunday. In addition to speech,
you may share photos, a song, a poem, a dance, etc. These can be planned or
improvised, but should take 5 minutes or less per person. If you want to
share pre-recorded on visual media, please have it ready for Zoom time.
- It is ideal to set up your zooming device in space where you can be
comfortable with talking, standing, and moving and be dressed in a manner
that is comfortable for movement.
- You are invited to bring water and food as grieving can be taxing and
dehydrating, and it is traditional to snack during the Sharing/Thanksgiving
phase of the Underscore.
- Bring something to write with and on for some journaling time in
Reflection / Harvest.
Finally, to prevent Zoombombing, please. . .
- make your zoom name be your name and/or related to your email address
that you used to register, so we recognize you and admit you from the
- as you enter, please have your video on so we can recognize you. (You can
turn camera off later if you like)
- try to arrive early as it will take time to admit everyone. Arriving and
admitting to the zoom session will start at 12:50pm
Thank you for your care and consideration. We are looking forward to
connecting with you soon.
For more information, see this facebook event link
<https://www.facebook.com/events/2816718975112748/> and/or the email below.
Loren, Jenny, and Julia
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Loren Groenendaal <lorengroenendaal at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, May 11, 2020 at 5:34 PM
Subject: A Philadelphia Sharing / Thanksgiving for Nancy Stark Smith Sun
To: ContactImprovPhilly <contactimprovphilly at googlegroups.com>
Dear Philadelphia Contact Improvisation Community,
If you haven't heard, I am sorry to inform you that our beloved Nancy Stark
Smith passed away on Friday, May 1. She was the co-founder and committed
teacher, writer, and researcher of Contact Improvisation, co-editor of
Contact Quarterly, developer of the Underscore, and a mentor, role model,
and friend to many.
In the absence of being able to convene in person to share physical space
and contact, we are inviting you to join us in streaming our gratitude for
Nancy's life and work over Zoom with a Sharing and Thanksgiving (similar to
the the last phase/glyph of the Underscore). If you would like to remember,
grieve, honor, celebrate, or learn about Nancy in community, we hope you
*A Philadelphia Sharing / Thanksgiving for Nancy Stark Smith*
Sunday, May 17, 2020 1:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
Wherever you are- meet on Zoom
REGISTER IN ADVANCE WITH THIS LINK:
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2816718975112748/
Digital arriving starts at 12:50 PM in the Zoom room.
This event is free, but Contact Quarterly is accepting donations in her
We can give thanks and share our experiences with her or her work. We can
grieve, listen, and move together in her honor across digital/virtual
space. We will be streaming gratitude.
All are welcome who feel a connection to Nancy Stark Smith or her work, and
who feel connected to the greater Philadelphia area either presently or
previously. Again, please register in advance.
More information on her life and death are in 3 articles below and a link
to a page on Facebook to share remembrances.
Loren Groenendaal, Jenny Sawyer, and Julia Wallace will be facilitating
this afternoon experience. We hope to connect with you soon.
With love, sorrow, and gratitude,
Jenny, Julia, Loren and the other CI Philly facilitators
Nancy Stark Smith Harvest - a Facebook public group for sharing memories
Here is the obituary in the New York Times that unfortunately doesn't
realize how much she liked "Stark" in her name:
>From in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, not far from her home town:
A remembrance in Dance Magazine:
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