BREAK/through 2022


MONDAY JULY 25, 2022 @ 10:30am - 6:00pm ET


BREAK/through: a NET participatory experiment in hybrid community convening
Neighborhood House
20 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

HowlRound / Zoom

In hard times, what keeps us going?
How do we safeguard our individual and collective health
and well-being, tend to our tender hearts, and spark our creative spirits?

How can ensemble practice—with its roots in shared power structures

and collaborative processes—be a powerful tool in cultural organizing
and movements for justice and collective liberation?

Gather with NET's national community of ensemble artists, co-creators, practitioners, and performing arts colleagues as we BREAK/through to connect and ground ourselves in communal healing, comfort, release, and hope.

An experiment in interactive hybrid convening, the day-long event is designed to share restorative inspiration and build mutual support through:

Whether you join us online or onsite, for the full day or just a few hours – it’s time for a BREAK/through!  Come build community in shared space for reflection, gratitude, grief, rage, rants, yearning, joy, rejuvenation, play, and celebration.

Open to all; free registration (with optional/sliding-scale contribution**).
Registration is required for fully-activated online or in-person participation; portions of the event will also be live-streamed for viewing via HowlRound.
****NET is offering the event free of charge to remove barriers to access. If you're able, please consider an optional/sliding-scale contribution to help offset our programming costs. All funds received will help to support NET's compensation to the contributing artists, speakers, facilitators, ASL interpreters, and other event personnel for their services.

To attend in person: 
Register online in advance. Event venue is Neighborhood House, 20 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
To attend online:
Register online in advance, then refer to the instructions & links we'll provide in a follow-up email. Some sessions will be live-streamed on HowlRound & others accessed via Zoom.

COVID Safety Protocols: 

In the spirit of collective care, we ask those attending the event in person to share our commitment to protecting the most vulnerable members of our community. All in-person attendees and presenters will be required to be fully vaccinated (and present a vaccination card for entry), and to wear a mask throughout the event while indoors. Presenters may remove their masks while actively speaking, if they are able to remain physically distanced from all other presenters and attendees.

We strongly encourage all in-person presenters and attendees to self-test for Covid on the morning of Monday July 25 before coming to the event venue, and ask that you shift to joining us online instead of onsite if you receive a positive result, are feeling under the weather, or have experienced a recent Covid exposure. NET will have KN95 masks and a limited number of Covid tests available at the door for attendees’ use as needed.


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