© Bill Cameron

© Bill Cameron

[non] conforming bodies : a discussion

Join Dance Artist Alexandra Bodnarchuk and New York Times bestselling author Marya Hornbacher (Wasted, Madness, and other works) for a discussion about our bodies and the frameworks through which we perceive them. Discussion to be followed by a showing of Alexandra’s newest work in progress, The Nature of Cloth, and a reception with the artists.

About the Artists:

Marya Hornbacher is an award-winning essayist, journalist, novelist, poet, and the New York Times bestselling author of five books. Her writing appears regularly in literary and journalistic publications around the world, including the New York Times, Boston Globe, Crazyhorse, AGNI, Gulf Coast, The Normal School, Fourth Genre, DIAGRAM, and many others. Her sixth book, a work of long-form journalism on mental health recovery, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2019, and her seventh, a collection of essays on solitude, will appear the following year. She is the recipient of the Annie Dillard Award for Nonfiction and the Fountain House Humanitarian Award for her mental health activism, and is a current Logan Nonfiction Fellow with the Carey Institute for Global Good. She teaches in the MFA programs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Augsburg University.

For more about Alexandra Bodnarchuk, click HERE.


November 27

7 p

Target Education Studio, 528 Hennepin Ave 2nd Floor

FREE to attend

© Bill Cameron

© Bill Cameron

[non] conforming bodies : a workshop


September 29

October 13 & 27

November 10

December 1

10 am - 12 pm

Target Education Studio, 528 Hennepin Ave 2nd Floor

FREE to attend


Dance Artist Alexandra Bodnarchuk will lead a series of workshops that ponder and examine participants’ experiences and relationships with boxes of conformity. Through discussion and group work, participants will dissect these relationships and abstract them through verbal and/or movement explorations. This is not a dance class, no dance experience is required. 

(Space and marketing support for this project is provided by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts through The Generating Room: Open Proposal Initiative).

For more information, contact: Elyse Chambers, Education & Community Engagement Manager
echambers@thecowlescenter.org || 612-206-3643