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(photo by S.J Norman, Cicatrix I, 2019)

S.J Norman’s Cicatrix I is the symbol for “Knowledge of Wounds” weekend festival

Performance Space New York
150 First Ave. at Ninth St.
January 11-12, day pass $35, weekend pass $55

The second annual “Knowledge of Wounds,” celebrating indigenous cultures through readings, discussions, performances, and ritual gatherings, takes place January 11-12 at Performance Space New York in the East Village. Organized by S. J Norman (Koori, Wiradjuri descent) and Joseph M. Pierce (Cherokee Nation), the event explores ideas of threshold spaces, displacement, settler colonialism, borders, and community. Below is the full schedule; tickets are $35 for one day and $55 for both days.

Saturday, January 11
Morning physical session with devynn emory and Joshua.P, noon

Opening Blessing & Group Prayers with the Fire, 1:00

Kinstillatory Action, with Emily Johnson, 2:30

Bodies in Resistance, 4:00

Active rest with devynn emory and Joshua.P, 5:30

Story time with Joe Cross and Donna Couteau, 6:00

Shadow Songs and Root Mirrors, with Laura Ortman, Demian DinéYazhi’ and Kevin Holden, and Elisa Harkins, 8:30

Ixkin: Kaxb’ichil, Xamal, Ootzaqib’al / ThreeStones: Wound, Fire, Knowledge — Tohil Fidel Brito, in collaboration with María Regina Firmino-Castillo and with the participation of Amaru Márquez Ambía, 10:30

Sunday, January 12
Morning physical session with devynn emory and Joshua.P, noon

Opening blessing and fire ritual blessing with Javier Stell-Frésquez, 1:00

Making Love to the Land, 2:30

La utopía de la mariposa, María Regina Firmino-Castillo, 4:30

Ancestral Skin, with Holly Mitiquq Nordlum, 6:00

Sustenance with Chef Quentin Glabus of I-Collective, 8:00

Night offering and fire ritual with devynn emory and Joshua.P, 9:30

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