November 5 – December 10, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Heads & Tails: Decolonizing the Body Through Dance // A workshop series with Marina Magalhães
$12 / class
OR $45 / series ($9 / class)
No RSVP needed
Join seasoned dancer & award-winning choreographer Marina Magalhães in this multi-genre dance workshop series that will shake you up, heads and tails. Pulling from her unique background in Afro-Latin and Contemporary dance practices, Marina will guide participants in an experimental dance class that is both inclusive and risk-taking. Core values of the class include: valuing musicality and dynamics over shapes and lines, the cultivation of a mobile spine, having an intimate relationship with the floor, moving expansively, playing & improvising, and embracing the communal dance experience rather than competing against one another. In practicing these principles & aesthetics of African Diasporic dances, is it possible to cultivate a more liberated and decolonized body? And how can the body teach the mind about such things?
Marina Magalhães is a Brazilian-born dancer, dance/yoga teacher, and award-winning choreographer based in Los Angeles. She holds a B.A. in World Arts & Cultures/Dance Concentration from UCLA and for seven years toured with CONTRA-TIEMPO Urban Latin Dance Theater as a performer, teaching artist, and ultimately Assistant Artistic Director. Magalhães’s choreography draws from her unique background in Afro-Latin and Contemporary dance practices to create a dance theater grounded in subversive politics and deeply personal story-telling. In 2013 she was awarded the LA Weekly Theater Award for Best Choreography and her most recent evening-length work, (UN)BRIDALED, was hailed by LA Dance Review as “the type of show that keeps concert dance relevant in our lives”.
see an example of Marina’s workshop here
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