This Body was founded when a group of friends realized just how hard it is to make art as an individual in New York City. Between jobs to pay rent, and filling out endless applications for grants and projects, there was no time left for rehearsals. Hoping to end this constant competition for a small slice of resources, the friends decided to band together to help one another, divvying up some of the tasks, and perhaps pick up a few more community members along the way. This Body is changing the entire concept around creating art, sharing resources rather than competing for them.
Based in New York City,This Body hosts a range of events including: community potlucks and workshops, performances, classes in dance, acrobatics and aerial, as well as offers Thai massage sessions. All of This Body's events are welcoming for people of all races, genders, sexualities, body types, levels, and abilities.