How can you help another person to heal if you yourself are in need of healing? What role does the body play in mediating our relationship to trauma and recovery? And what knowledge can we gain about healing through embodied improvisation and intuitive play, individually and in community? Dance artists and healing professionals Kristen Stake and Hannah Wasielewski ask these questions through movement, ritual, and group visioning exercises in their performance, “YOU ARE GOING TO BE HEALED.” The evening-length piece is the latest work from the pair’s joint venture, (ii) imaginary island (https://www.imaginaryisland.art/), which Stake and Wasielewski call an “experimental dance company” formed to “embark on a lifelong dance process centered around healing, grieving, and improvisation” (Stake & Wasielewski). Reflecting (ii) imaginary island’s Maine roots, “YOU ARE GOING TO BE HEALED” took place at SPACE Gallery, a contemporary arts venue in downtown Portland, and features set and costume...

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