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What You Should Have on Hand

If you are participating in yoga classes, the workshop on making a book, or the NonViolent Communication lecture during the Virtual Tango Fest, here are special instructions from your instructors.

Sexual Citizenship and the Tango World: Exploring the nature of consent, boundaries, and creating safer communities
Content warning: The discussion of Sexual Citizens will include descriptions of actual sexual assaults, as students recounted them.

Yoga Classes

Wear comfortable clothing (preferably with no buttons or zippers). If you don’t have a yoga mat, it would be ideal to practice on a surface with moderate cushion.

Props are not necessary, but the following can be helpful:

  • 1-2 blankets (or towels - for kneeling, seated, or lying postures)
    a chair
  • 1-2 yoga blocks (a thick book like a dictionary can sub)
  • a strap (a scarf or thick stocking can sub)
  • a pillow

NonViolent Communication Lecture
If you for registered for the VTF workshop, Nonviolent Communications Methods Applied to Tango with Mitra Martin and Andrei Andreev, thank you! We’re looking forward to a wonderful, interactive session with you.

  • Please plan to have your video on, and be ready to participate in the discussion and breakout groups.
  • As part of the workshop, we’ll be inviting you to do some reflection — for the best experience, please bring a notebook/notepad and something to write with.

Make a Tango Notebook

Kristin has designed a class around books that you can make with stuff from around your house. You do not need all of these things, only at least one type of paper and scissors.

  • Paper from your printer (8 1/2 inches by 11 inches) and/or White or Yellow lined writing pad and/or Brown paper grocery bags Brown paper grocery bags and/or Origami paper or note paper and/or Rubber bands or string or yarn and/or Chops sticks from takeout
  • Glue or glue sticks, if you have. Glue is not necessary, but if you wish to make some: mix one part flour to four parts water and cook, either in the microwave or on the stove, stirring to avoid lumps until a gluelike consistency.
  • And scissors, you do need scissors.