Starship Somatics Movement Class

31oct11:00 am1:00 pmStarship Somatics Movement ClassStarship Somatics Movement Class

Event Details

Led by Disability culture activist, wheelchair dancer, and community performance artist

October 31, 11AM-1PM

Barnett Center Collaboratory at Sullivant Hall, The Ohio State University


1813 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210

Starship Somatics is a community dance modality Petra Kuppers developed during the early days of the COVID pandemic, creating online environments for accessible, disability-culture-focused somatic creative movement. These classes use improvised movement (inner and outer movement as it is accessible and appropriate to participants), dream journeys, sounding, writing, and drawing as transportation devices. 

Workshops are firmly grounded in the sensory immediacy of any given setting; whether beds or sofas at home, or studios, rooms, floors and windows in a collective space – flying wide to honor ways of being of all kinds. All are welcome, grounded in disability culture values.

This methods workshop (live in Ohio) is joined virtually by Kuppers’ usual Starship Somatics online session, 11am-12pm (free through Movement Research). After the first-hour’s dreamjourney/experience, the in-person group will continue choreographic explorations. Please bring loose clothes, and some writing materials.

For more information about Petra Kupper’s session and methods, click,  Petra Kuppers – Starship Somatics 

Registration is required. To register click here.

In-Person Registration: Space is limited to 25 participants. Masks are welcome. To register for the in-person session, select the ticket called, “Starship Somatics Registration: In-Person

Virtual registration: If you want to join the online experience, register here:…

Accessibility: For accommodation requests, please contact Lori at

Image Description: Outdoor performance of people working with a Fred Benjamin jazz movement 
Sponsors: The departments of Art Administration, Education and Policy, Dance, Theatre, Film and Media Arts, Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme, English and Disability Studies, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, Disability Studies Graduate Student Association (DSGSA) and Art Possible Ohio 


(Tuesday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm(GMT-04:00)


Barnett Collaboratory, Sullivant Hall, The Ohio State University

1813 N High St, Columbus