Oct 16

Angela's Pulse: Fishtrap Method Workshop

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Paloma McGregor, co-founder and artistic director of Angela's Pulse, leads us in an interactive workshop rooted in story-telling and building community. Come prepared to write, move, remember, listen and feel. The Fishtrap Method is a collaborative creative process developed by McGregor as part of her decade-long exploration of her father's vanishing fishing tradition and three driving questions that emerged after she left her ancestral home, St. Croix: What do we take with us? Leave behind? Return to Reclaim?

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Paloma McGregor in A'we deh ya, a Building a Better Fishtrap performance ritual, Christiansted, St. Croix, October 15, 2016. Photo by Quiana L Adams
Paloma McGregor in A'we deh ya, a Building a Better Fishtrap performance ritual, Christiansted, St. Croix, October 15, 2016. Photo by Quiana L Adams

Note from Paloma about Image: This stairwell is all that remains of the home my 94-year-old father grew up in. The home burned down fifteen years ago. For the past decade,  have paid off the back taxes and gotten the deed. I want to clean up this property for my own visioning and for the benefit of longtime neighbors like Ms. Solomon, who grew up with my father, and Ms. Oyone, who babysat me as a child. I spent 5 hours clearing trash from the site so I could host witnesses. This performed sweeping embodies my larger intention to reclaim this land.