The Democracy Center is thrilled to introduce our first ever Artist in Residence, Pampi.
Over the next 6 months, Pampi will lead a meditative dance series called AbunDANCE. It is a modern form of temple dance, done in silence, that heals the body and can eventually be developed into a choreographed dance to be used at public actions and protests. The spring series will run through May, then resume in July.
Pampi is also leading workshops on accountable and for-real self care and community care. Learn more about the #XplicitCare series at bit.ly/xplicitcare.
See Pampi's xplicit bio here:
"A near-20 year settler-resident of Massachuset and Wompanoag territories - the so-called greater Boston area - Pampi is a darker skinned gender non-conforming second genx casteD Bengali (S. Asian) person who acknowledges their complicity in erasing people who may identify as Afro and Asian and continued participation in anti-black anti-Dalit and anti-indigenous infrastructures, benefiting from so-called US birth privileges and a middle class upbringing, which allowed them access to matriculation from a recognized magnet public HS and an elite engineering school, among much other support. They have protectionist living parents who adore them and therefore struggle to understand and support them. They have endured childhood and workplace bullying, domestic and sexual violence, and struggle with mental and physical illness. Pampi is committed to channeling whatever resources they have access to for visioning with communities in love and liberation, breaking the numbing isolation that too is genocide. As a culture worker who flourishes the intersection of culture, social justice, healing and education, they help develop community-centered art that aims to release creative potential and drive collective change-making."