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Grammar of Grief Workshop with Indira Allegra

May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Indira Allegra in creating your own Grammar of Grief performances through writing and movement exercises with objects in your home.

Loss is a normal part of lived experience. Memorials to our losses are typically thought of as stone structures rising above eye level in a public square. The Grammar of Grief series reimagines memorial as a set of intimate performance practices that can be done at home and that come out of our bodies’ unique relationship to the grief in our lives. Workshop participants will develop their own Grammar of Grief performances through writing and movement exercises with objects in their homes. Participants will have the opportunity to submit their work to the Grammar of Grief Handbook if they so choose—a living online resource for people seeking performance practices that can help them work through the losses in their lives.

Materials: No materials needed—just comfortable clothing and a yoga mat worth of space to move around.

There are 15 spots in this workshop, sign up now! Participants will receive a Zoom link for the workshop after signing up.

If you have any questions, feel free to email

About Indira Allegra:

Indira Allegra’s (they/them) work re-imagines memorial as a genre vital for life for its ability to hold the tension which grief creates inside ourselves, within crafted objects, spaces and rituals. Their work has been featured in exhibitions at Museum of Arts and Design, Arts Incubator in Chicago, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Museum of the African Diaspora among others. They have been the recipient of the Burke Prize, Artadia Award, Mike Kelley Artist Project Grant, and MAP Fund among others. Allegra is a YBCA 100 Honoree, Fleishhacker Eureka Fellow and Lucas Artist Fellow.

This workshop is a part of Youth Art Exchange’s Black Artist Series, celebrating Bay Area Black artists. Workshops are held on the first Wednesday of the month from 5-7pm, starting on September 2nd, 2020. This series is supported by the California Arts Council.


May 12
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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