Radical Self-Care Yoga: Weekly Class with Marina
Sep
26
to Dec 13

Radical Self-Care Yoga: Weekly Class with Marina

Join Marina for Radical Self-Care Yoga every Tuesday 8:15pm-9:30pm.

Radical Self-Care offers a nourishing space for you to recenter, connect to your breath and body, and be held. This class puts into practice the idea that self-love and self-care are vital to maintaining overall wellness. We begin with mindful breathing, stretches, and gentle movement, before moving into a more vigorous flow. Class ends with restorative poses and a final relaxation in savasana, complete with aromatherapy. All are welcome!

For more information visit www.peoplesyoga.org

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Dancing Diaspora: Weekly Class with Marina
Oct
5
to Dec 7

Dancing Diaspora: Weekly Class with Marina

Dancing Diaspora is back!

Thursdays 7:30-9pm Oct. 5-Dec. 7 (no class Nov. 23)

FREE 

Diaspora is a beautiful word that signifies both place and displacement, connection and disconnection, past and future. This dance class seeks to translate these ideas into the body -- how can we embody principles of Afro-Latin dance practices while exploring our own unique expression? How can we embrace rigor and instinct, tradition and creativity, ancestry and individuality? Dancers are encouraged to cultivate an intimate relationship with the ground, a mobile spine and expressive pelvis, playful improvisation, and deep musicality. All levels welcome. Come ready to sweat and play!

for more info visit www.pieterpasd.com 

made possible by California Arts Council & Pieter Performance Space

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Theater of the Oppressed Training for English-Speakers at CTO Rio
Dec
11
to Dec 22

Theater of the Oppressed Training for English-Speakers at CTO Rio

  • Centro de Teatro do Oprimido (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Theater of the Oppressed Training for English Speakers
at Center for Theater of the Oppressed (CTO)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dec 11-22, 2017

Theater of the Oppressed (T.O.) is a theater methodology created by Augusto Boal that equips and empowers oppressed people to transform society through art. The Center for T.O. (CTO), located in Rio de Janeiro, was founded by Augusto Boal in 1986. CTO is one of the homes of T.O. and is at the forefront of continuing social justice work through theater. In December 2017 CTO will hold a T.O. training specifically for English-speakers. The 2 weeklong program will include an in-depth introduction to the methodology and rigorous facilitation training guided by veteran CTO jokers. The end goal of the program is for participants to be able to incorporate T.O. into their on- going work back home as teachers, activists, artists and community organizers.

Early Bird Price: $1,600 -- NEW DATE: REGISTER BY SEPT 15, 2017
Regular Price: $2,000 -- NEW DATE: REGISTER BY OCT 15, 2017
(Tuition includes workshops, housing AND daily breakfast) 

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

To register visit: https://goo.gl/forms/GlKslHfuyiGCRy073
Payments made via Paypal to: apoioCTO@gmail.com

For more information contact CTOenglishtraining@gmail.com

Program sneak peak video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-cy3n540Ho

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Decolonizing the Body Through Dance: River Edition
Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Decolonizing the Body Through Dance: River Edition

Sunday, November 12, 10am – 5pm (workshop) & 6:30-8pm (public showing)


Location:
Beta Main is free and currently open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to
7pm. We are located at 114 W. 4th St. Los Angeles, CA 90013.

Led by Brazilian-born dancer and choreographer, Marina Magalhães, Decolonizing the
Body Through Dance is an ongoing series of workshops based on the belief that
decolonization is a futuristic process of reclaiming and reinventing tradition. Alongside
Magalhães, this iteration of the workshop was developed by The Main’s artist-in-
residence Carolina Caycedo in collaboration with Isis Avalos and Samad Guerra.

Carolina Caycedo’s River Serpent Book will be used as a score to catapult specific exercises around fluidity, containment, water, and environmental justice. Published in 2017, the foldout book encompasses five years of research and images on the significance and impact of damming rivers. Through both movement and conversations, dancers will develop a common language that will culminate in a public performance, following the workshop, on Sunday, November 12. Participants in the workshop are welcome to participate in the performance.

SIGN UP

Open to all. Some dance experience encouraged, but not necessary. Instruction will be available in English and Spanish.

Space is limited and registration is required. If you are interested in participating, please rsvp here

Find more information about the event here

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Cor Da Pele debut at Ford Amphitheater
Sep
22
8:30 PM20:30

Cor Da Pele debut at Ford Amphitheater

Viver Brasil's "Agô Ayó: Spirits Rising" 20th Anniversary Celebration presents:

Cor Da Pele (Skin Color)

a new dance work by Marina Magalhães

 

Saturday September 22nd at 8:30pm

Ford Amphitheater

2580 Cahuenga Blvd E, LA CA 90068

Tickets: $55, $35, $25

Buy Tickets Here

 

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Viver Brasil will feature premieres by choreographers Marina Magalhães and Vera Passos, with new music by Kahlil Cummings and Simon Carroll. These works will illuminate the Afro-Brazilian ancestral wisdom of orixá dance and music, the social dances of frevo, samba and the spectacle of the bloco afro. This anniversary concert highlights Viver Brasil's joy, jubilance and artistic range as the company explores themes of race, gender and social equity.

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Afro-Brazilian Dance Workshops with Vera Passos
Sep
9
to Sep 16

Afro-Brazilian Dance Workshops with Vera Passos

Our beloved Master Teacher Vera Passos is back in LA!!

Dance with us for two intensive workshops exploring the intersections of Afro-Brazilian Orixa Dance Movement and the Silvestre Technique!

Saturday September 9 & 16
9am-12pm

we live in space
2520 W. Jefferson Blvd, LA CA 90018

$35 both classes
$20 individual class

9:00am-10:30am -Silvestre Technique
10:30am-12:00pm- Orixa Dance Movement

ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED!!

The vibrant traditional and contemporary dance expressions of Salvador, Bahia are a celebration of life, culture, and community. Through an in depth exploration of the Silvestre Technique and Afro-Brazilian Orixá Movement, this two part workshop dives into movement and mythology, gesture and meaning. We will explore the intersections of contemporary and traditional dance representations of the forces of nature ( Earth, Water, Air, Fire) // Orixas. Class will focus on how these two dance idioms layer gestures to create meaning, and how these layers of interpretation can be brought out in our movement through individual and collective expression. Our workshop will feature live musical accompaniment so that dancers may gain an understanding of the interconnected relationship between dance and music within Afro-Brazilian movement practices.

The Silvestre Technique is a contemporary Brazilian dance approach bridging the foundations of modern dance with Afro-Brazilian cultural symbols and gestures. Moving through a series of exercises -"conversations with the body," the Silvestre Technique works to prepare body, mind, and spirit for dance. These corporal conversations take the student out of a place of copying and repeating, allowing them to live each exercise and discover new possibilities.Through physical and expressive training, this technique creates a solid movement foundation for dancers of all backgrounds Exercises engage the Four nature elements: Earth, Water, Air, Fire; The Three Triangles: Balance, Expression, Intuition/Perception, and the Universe- Earth Connection.http://www.silvestretraining.com/

VERA PASSOS U.S. RESIDENCY IS SPONSORED BY VIVER BRASIL DANCE COMPANY -- WWW.VIVERBRASIL.COM

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UCLA Travel Study 2017: Theater of the Oppressed in Rio de Janeiro
Jul
8
to Aug 6

UCLA Travel Study 2017: Theater of the Oppressed in Rio de Janeiro

Study at the Center for the Theater of the Oppressed (CTO) in Rio de Janeiro and experience the world-renowned methodology created by Brazilian-born Augusto Boal.

Through the use of theater games, exercises, and techniques, the CTO seeks social transformation employing art in the fight against oppression. CTO uses theater as a rehearsal space for social transformation by inviting the activation of the public who are capable of taking action.

Work directly with CTO's educators, who were trained by August Boal, and still develop the methodology in different social contexts today.

8 Units-- WL ARTS 120: Arts and Culture of Brazil & WL ARTS 120: Theater of the Oppressed

Limited spots available, info and sign up at: ieo.ucla.edu/travelstudy

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"IMA IMA" at the LA Dance Shorts Film Fest
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

"IMA IMA" at the LA Dance Shorts Film Fest

Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival is an annual festival featuring dance films that are under ten minutes. The festival gathers creators and lovers of cinedance in one place, to celebrate dance film and inspire each other while spreading awareness of movement on film in the community.

The Film Festival will take place at The Lyric Hyperion Theater & Café in Los Angeles on June 24, 2017 at 7pm. Ticket info coming soon.

This year's festival will feature "IMA IMA", conceived, choreographed, and directed by Marina Magalhães featuring music by Sheila Govindarajan. "IMA IMA" is a movement and music landscape of dualities. Earth and air. Memory and discovery. Divinity and flesh. Following the calling of ancestors, the characters find grounding and release, they keys to unlocking their fullest selves.

 

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People's Institute Undoing Racism Workshop in LA
Jun
15
to Jun 17

People's Institute Undoing Racism Workshop in LA

  • Alkebulan Cultural Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond focuses on understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone. This workshop utilizes a systemic approach that emphasizes learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities, creating networks, undoing internalized racial oppression and understanding the role of organizational gate keeping as a mechanism for perpetuating racism. This special version of the workshop is designed for self-identified artists, activists and educators based in LA. With 45 in the White House at the national level and our city of LA suffering from tragedies fueled by housing and income inequity, displacement, and police violence, it is more important now than ever that we unite to analyze the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and prepare to be effective organizers for justice in our communities. 

People's Institute for Survival & Beyond: 
Undoing Racism Workshop for artists, activists and educators in LA
June 15-17, 2017
MUST ATTEND ALL 3 DAYS: Th 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-2pm
Alkebulan Cultural Center
1435 N. Raymond Ave, Pasadena CA 91103

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Fri June 9, 2017

Rate: $350/person (group rates available upon request)
Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/cS5TJkwGeLG1122V2
Pay via PayPal at: http://www.viverbrasil.com/support/ 
For more information, contact natalie.marrero@viverbrasil.com

Coordinated by: Viver Brasil, CONTRA-TIEMPO, UCLA Art Global Health Center & Alkebulan Cultural Center. This workshop is made possible by the generous support of the California Arts Council and the Center for Cultural for Cultural Innovation. 

To find out more about People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, visithttp://www.pisab.org/

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Afro-Brazilian Master Dance Workshops with Vera Passos
May
27
to Jun 10

Afro-Brazilian Master Dance Workshops with Vera Passos

Saturday May 27th, June 3rd, June 10th
10am-1pm

we live in space
2520 W. Jefferson Blvd, LA CA 90018

$35 both classes
$20 individual class

10am-11:30am -Silvestre Technique
11:30am-1pm- Orixa Dance Movement

The vibrant traditional and contemporary dance expressions of Salvador, Bahia are a celebration of life, culture, and community. Through an in depth exploration of the Silvestre Technique and Afro-Brazilian Orixá Movement, this two part workshop series dives into movement and mythology, gesture and meaning. We will explore the intersections of contemporary and traditional dance representations of the forces of nature ( Earth, Water, Air, Fire) // Orixas. Class will focus on how these two dance idioms layer gestures to create meaning, and how these layers of interpretation can be brought out in our movement through individual and collective expression. Our workshop will feature live musical accompaniment so that dancers may gain an understanding of the interconnected relationship between dance and music within Afro-Brazilian movement practices.

ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED!!

The Silvestre Technique is a contemporary Brazilian dance approach bridging the foundations of modern dance with Afro-Brazilian cultural symbols and gestures. Moving through a series of exercises -"conversations with the body," the Silvestre Technique works to prepare body, mind, and spirit for dance. These corporal conversations take the student out of a place of copying and repeating, allowing them to live each exercise and discover new possibilities.Through physical and expressive training, this technique creates a solid movement foundation for dancers of all backgrounds Exercises engage the Four nature elements: Earth, Water, Air, Fire; The Three Triangles: Balance, Expression, Intuition/Perception, and the Universe- Earth Connection. 

click HERE for information on the 3-week workshop series

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Dancing In Revolting Times (D.I.R.T.) Festival
Apr
1
to Apr 2

Dancing In Revolting Times (D.I.R.T.) Festival

Dance Brigades Dance Mission Theater returns with its third annual D.I.R.T. Festival and all new programming. Dance In Revolt(ing) Times features cutting-edge dance makers that come together to examine the social-political issues troubling our tumultuous times through choreography and performance. 

April 1-2: Sat 8pm / Sun 7pm
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St, SF 94110
Dancing Earth, Bianca Mendoza / BinkiDanz, Maurya Kerr / tinypistol, d. Sabela Grimes, Jory Horn, Marina Magalhães & Viver Brasil, Tanya Bello / Tanya Bello's Project. B., Marvin K White (Sunday only, closing ceremony)

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2883147

Special Events: 
United Front Building
Panel Discussion
March 18 / 5 pm
EastSide Arts Alliance, Oak

MOVEMENT OF MOVEMENT BUILDING
dance workshops led by Dancing Earth
March 21, 24, 28, & 31
Dance Mission Theater, SF

For more information and tickets, please visit dancemission.com.

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Decolonize the Body Through Dance Workshop & Lab
Feb
25
to Feb 26

Decolonize the Body Through Dance Workshop & Lab

  • Women's Center for Creative Work (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Women's Center for Creative Work

Saturday Feb. 25th 1:00pm-6:00pm OR Sunday Feb. 26th 3:30-8:30pm

$35 WCCW members/$45 regular

sign up HERE

Decolonizing the Body through Dance is a 1 day workshop based on the belief that decolonization is an inherently impossible act, yet worthy of pursuit. At its core, it is a workshop that values embodied expression, circular (non-hierarchical) learning and the generative process. This iteration of the workshop will be part movement class, part choreographic laboratory. The movement class will move away from a traditionally European-centered model (classical ballet, modern dance, etc) and towards a practice that honors Afro-Latin movement principles. Dancers will be encouraged to cultivate an intimate relationship with the ground, mobile spine and expressive pelvis, a social and playful improvisation, and circularity in their bodies. The choreographic laboratory will be a space for instigation and discovery, where dancers will be be given a chance to write, dialogue, generate and share their own material around the theme of decolonization.

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Contemporary Workshop with Marina at CMDC only $5!!!!
Feb
1
8:30 PM20:30

Contemporary Workshop with Marina at CMDC only $5!!!!

Marina Magalhães offers a contemporary dance practice rooted in principles of the Afro-Latin Diaspora. Diaspora is a beautiful word that signifies both place and displacement, connection and disconnection, past and future. This dance class seeks to translate these ideas into the body -- how can we embody principles of Afro-Latin dance practices while exploring our own unique expression? How can we simultaneously embrace rigor and instinct, tradition and creativity, ancestry and individuality? Dancers are encouraged to cultivate an intimate relationship with the ground, a mobile spine and expressive pelvis, social improvisation, playful musicality and circularity in their bodies. Class will begin in collective warm-up, move through improv exercises and skill-building phrases, and end in a choreography phrase. Come ready to sweat and play.

Contemporary Modern Dance Collective offers weekly dance classes for only $5 every with a rotating schedule of teachers from the local contemporary modern dance community.
Come join our cooperative every Wed night as a teacher, student or both! More info at https://www.facebook.com/CMDCLA/

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Dancing Diaspora: LAST Classes with Marina
Jan
11
to May 16

Dancing Diaspora: LAST Classes with Marina

  • Pieter Performance Space (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pieter Performance Space

Tuesday May 2, 9, 16 -- 10:30am-12:30pm

Regular Price: $15/class OR $40/3 classes

Diaspora is a beautiful word that signifies both place and displacement, connection and disconnection, past and future. This dance class seeks to translate these ideas into the body -- how can we embody principles of Afro-Latin dance practices while exploring our own unique expression? How can we simultaneously embrace rigor and instinct, tradition and creativity, ancestry and individuality? Moving away from European-derived dance values (the linearity of classical ballet, the myth of the neutral body in post-modern dance), dancers are encouraged to cultivate an intimate relationship with the ground, a mobile spine and expressive pelvis, social improvisation, playful musicality and circularity in their bodies. Come ready to sweat and play. 

For more info click HERE 

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Theater of the Oppressed Lecture & Info Session
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Theater of the Oppressed Lecture & Info Session

Join us for a work lecture/info session on Tuesday November 29th at the Drama League Theater Center.

CTO Joker and Coordinator, Geo Britto will share the fundamental theories of the revolutionary theater method for social change, followed by a Q&A with attendees.

You will also have the opportunity to learn about the English-language residencies being offered at CTO in Rio de Janeiro in 2017.

All tickets $10 register here 

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Las Cafeteras/Marina Magalhães & Dancers
Nov
4
to Dec 10

Las Cafeteras/Marina Magalhães & Dancers

Nov. 4th "Nosotros Festival" at Bowery Ballroom - NYC. Featuring Marina Magalhães & Gabriela Silva

Nov. 6th Crossroads Music- Philadelphia. Featuring Marina Magalhães & Gabriela Silva

Dec. 9th Valley Performing Arts Center- Northridge, CA. Featuring Bianca Medina, Rachel Hernandez, Veline Mojarro, and Stephanie Castro

For tickets & more info visit http://lascafeteras.com/shows/

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Decolonizing the Body through Dance Workshops
Sep
21
to Sep 26

Decolonizing the Body through Dance Workshops

Decolonizing the Body 

Through Dance Workshop

with Marina Magalhães

 

Wed Sep 21st

7:30-9:30pm

Pieter Space

420 W. Ave. 33 #10

&

Mon Sep 26th

7:30-9:30pm

we live in space

2520 W. Jefferson Blvd.

 

$12/class | $20/2 classes

About the Event:

"Decolonizing the Body Through Dance" is a movement research spearheaded by Brazilian-born dancer & choreographer, Marina Magalhães, based on the belief that decolonization is a futuristic process of reclaiming and reinventing tradition. It is based on five fundamental principles of African Diasporic dance practices: intimate relationship with the ground, mobile spine, playful improvisation, dynamic (off) balance, and circularity in individual movement and collective participation. Magalhães establishes these principles as core aesthetic values, while valuing each individual dancer's unique expression and innate ability to embody the principles in creative and generative ways. This iteration of the workshop will consistent of: warm-up (utilizing the Brain Dance methodology by Anne Green Gilbert), across the floor (improvisation & building shared vocabulary), and learning choreography. Some dance experience encouraged, all dance backgrounds welcome.

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52BLEND presents AfroLatino at Ford Amphitheater
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

52BLEND presents AfroLatino at Ford Amphitheater

TICKET INFORMATION

RESERVED SEATING
Tickets: $25
VIP: $45
VIP tickets include premium seating and raffle/opportunity drawing.

BUY TICKETS

ABOUT

Creative agency 52BLEND will celebrate the vibrant music, dance and kinship of the African and Latino cultures. AfroLatino will feature well-known local artists from the African-American and Latino communities of LA, including QVLN (Q-Violin)Very Be CarefulOVEOUSTshaka CampbellAlberto LopezKahlil CummingsGisella FerreiraRachel Hernandez, Marina Magalhães, Damon TurnerBSTWRTJosiel PérezEsther Anaya and Latin Grammy-nominated Charanga Cubana. Narrated by Garth Trinidad, attendees will be entertained and educated about the history and evolution of Afro-Latino rhythms in a family friendly evening of African drumming, salsa, cumbia, samba, hip-hop and house music.

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Labor Day/Radical Self-Care Yoga with Marina
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Labor Day/Radical Self-Care Yoga with Marina

Celebrate Labor Day holiday with Marina's Radical Self-Care Yoga Practice!

Radical Self-­Care offers a nourishing space for you to recenter, connect to your breath and body, and be held. This class puts into practice the idea that self­love and self­care are vital to maintaining overall wellness. We begin with mindful breathing, stretches, and gentle movement, before moving into a more vigorous flow. Class ends with restorative poses and a final relaxation in savasana, complete with aromatherapy. All are welcome!

Labor Day Sept. 5th

7:00-8:15pm

People's Yoga

5161 Pomona Blvd.

East Los Angeles, CA

http://www.peoplesyoga.org/

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Yoga with Marina at South LA Power Fest
Sep
3
2:30 PM14:30

Yoga with Marina at South LA Power Fest

Join us for the 5th Annual Power Fest on September 3, 2016.  Power Fest is the premier political  music festival in South LA that attracts thousands of families in a day of celebration, empowerment, and education.  Power Fest takes place in Martin Luther King Jr. Park in the historic King Estates neighborhood of South Los Angeles.

This year's Power Fest will promote the importance of voting in this November election, and educate the community on key state and local ballot initiatives. The festival will also serve as a space for community healing to take place in response to the recent murders of black lives by law enforcement.

Come enjoy a great music, art installations, good food, health resources, and special activities for kids! Your not going to want to miss out.

September 03, 2016 at 1pm - 8pm

YOGA WITH MARINA AT 2:30-3:00PM

King Park
3916 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90062

http://www.southlapowerfest.com/

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Family Yoga with Marina
Aug
28
9:30 AM09:30

Family Yoga with Marina

Yoga Seeds

Sunday Aug. 28th 9:30-10:30am

People's Yoga

5161 Pomona Blvd.

East Los Angeles, CA

http://www.peoplesyoga.org/

A playful class for the entire family to share movement and breath while having fun. This class is for all ages and all levels and combines movement and breath with creativity, imagination, adventure, sound and fun! $2 per youth under 18 years of age.

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Decolonizing the Body: Choreo Lab & Showing
Aug
20
to Aug 21

Decolonizing the Body: Choreo Lab & Showing

Decolonizing the Body Through Dance: 

Choreo Lab & Showing

with Marina Magalhães

 

Sat & Sun Aug 20th-21st: Workshop 11:00am-2:00pm

Sun Aug 21st: FREE Showing 2:00pm

Sat Only $20 | Sat & Sun $35

Pieter Performance Space: 420 W. Ave. 33, Unit 10 -- LA, CA 90031

www.pieterpasd.com

 

About the Event:

"Decolonizing the Body Through Dance" is a movement research with politicized roots spearheaded by Brazilian-born dancer & choreographer, Marina Magalhães, based on the belief that decolonization is a futuristic process of reclaiming and reinventing tradition. It is based on five fundamental principles of African Diasporic dance practices: intimate relationship with the ground, mobile spine, playful improvisation, dynamic (off) balance, and circularity in individual movement and collective participation. Magalhães establishes these principles as core aesthetic values, while valuing each individual dancer's unique expression and innate ability to embody the principles in creative and generative ways. This iteration of the workshop will be part dance class, investigating the principles through Magalhães's movement approach, part choreography laboratory, giving participants the chance to explore and create material of their own based on the principles, and part showing, inviting community members to witness and dialogue with us about our process and findings. Some dance experience encouraged, no choreography experience necessary. 

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Viver Brasil & Sergio Mendes at Hollywod Bowl
Aug
12
to Aug 13

Viver Brasil & Sergio Mendes at Hollywod Bowl

AN OLYMPIC CARNIVAL:
SERGIO MENDES & 50 YEARS OF BRASIL ‘66

at the Hollywood Bowl

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Featuring 28 powerful dancers, 8 extraordinary musicians and 2 incredible singers with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Viver Brasil will parade onto the stage in a Bahian Carnival spectacle featuring original bloco afro choreography, thunderous sounds, steps and rhythms in stunning costumes by internationally acclaimed Brazilian artist, J. Cunha.

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UCLA/CTO Travel Study Program in Rio de Janeiro
Jun
20
to Jul 15

UCLA/CTO Travel Study Program in Rio de Janeiro

  • Center for Theater of the Oppressed (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Spend your summer at the Center for Theater of the Oppressed- CTO learning about their on-going projects in Rio de Janeiro.

Work directly with CTO’s “jokers”/educators, trained by Augusto Boal, and who today are developing the methodology in different social contexts. Theater of the Oppressed (T.O.) is a humanist methodology based on the belief that every human being is capable of making art.

It invites the activation of the public who become “spect-actors”, capable of taking action and using theater as a rehearsal space for social transformation. Theater of the Oppressed has been an important instrument in the fight against oppression, the mobilization of social resistance as well as the creation of new laws. 

During the UCLA-CTO study abroad program, you will meet the Groups of Theater of the Oppressed (GTO’s) that work in various locations with a wide range of issues, like domestic workers fighting against sexism and for union worker’s rights (Marias do Brasil), mental health patients fighting against stigma and discrimination (Pirei na Cenna), black artist-activists fighting against racism (Cor do Brasil) and youth from favelas (slums) dealing with varying issues (T.O. na Maré).

During the program, participants will also partake in a T.O. intensive, having the opportunity to experiment with and apply the methodologies they are learning about.

This program is open to UC and non-UC students. For more information and to sign up visit http://ieo.ucla.edu/travelstudy/WAC-Rio. 

 

To learn more about the Center for Theater of the Oppressed visit www.ctorio.org.br.

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(un)bridaled
May
5
to May 8

(un)bridaled

(UN)BRIDALED

Drama For Life presents Human Rights and Social Justice season

May 4-7th, 2016

May 4th & 5th 19:00hrs

May 6th 13:15hrs

May 7th 18:30hrs

Wits Theatre

Johannesburg, South Africa

(UN)BRIDALED (RE)MIXED is a new, collaborative dance theater show choreographed and directed by award-winning choreographer, Marina Magalhães, as part of her artist residency at Witswatersrand University, to be shared at Drama For Life's Human Rights & Social Justice Season. The work is based on Magalhães's latest work which was hailed as "the type of show that keeps concert dance relevant in our lives" by LA Dance Review. (UN)BRIDALED invites the audience into the hilariously defiant and deeply moving stories of young women on the precipice of change. 

The Drama For Life Human Rights and Social Justice Project started in 2009 as the “Drama for Life Zimbabwe Project”. The project aimed to contribute at normalising the Zimbabwean social and political situation, as well as promote democracy. The project targeted Zimbabweans living in diaspora, as well as those living in the country. Realising that Human Rights and Social Justice are topics that also need to be discussed in a South African and African context, DFL decided to change the project’s title to “Human Rights and Social Justice Project” to be more inclusive. The Human Rights and Social Justice season 2016 will feature productions to be directed by Lidija Marelic, Marina Magalhães, and Refiloe Lepere tackling themes around women's rights, identity, and migration. 

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Pay-What-You-Can Midday Groove
Apr
18
to May 30

Pay-What-You-Can Midday Groove

Pay-What-You-Can Midday Groove

with Marina Magalhães

(Guest Artist from Brazil/USA)

Start in meditation, end in movement. Let go in a playful, high energy and safe space.

Mondays 12:45-13:45hrs | April 18th – May 30th

UC 1501, Wits University

Suggested donation: R20-40, no one turned away for lack of funds.

No experience needed. Wear comfortable clothes. 

breathe|move|connect

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"Limbs" at Botswana's Maitisong Festival
Apr
16
10:00 AM10:00

"Limbs" at Botswana's Maitisong Festival

In its 29th year running, the Maitisong Festival is undoubtedly the biggest arts festival in Botswana. International and local artists will bring theatre, music, dance, slam poetry and comedy to fee-paying audiences in several venues around Gaborone as well as non-stop music shows to thousands of revelers in under-privileged areas free of charge. 

Drama For Life presents: "Limbs"

Sat. April 16th 1pm

FREE

Maitisong Festival

http://www.maitisong.org/2016-programme/

 

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My Body My Space Festival presents "Limbs"
Mar
22
to Mar 27

My Body My Space Festival presents "Limbs"

MY BODY MY SPACE: PUBLIC ARTS FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

22 – 27 MARCH 2016

The My Body My Space Public Arts Festival, now in its second year, runs from the 22nd to 27th March 2016 in the scenic Emakhazeni Area of Mpumalanga.

The audience will first encounter a solo dance work at the Chazon Tekna Hall entitled, Limbs, choreographed by New York City-based Maria Bauman and performed by Marina Magalhães (Brazil/USA). The work debuted in Los Angeles (USA) in 2015 and delves into questions of nature, space and natural phenomena that is juxtaposed with an ugly history of racism and other ills. It looks at how these ills often permeate these spaces and how in some cases, such as with lynching, they have imposed themselves on nature. Magalhães says that her work strives to engage people in a way that moves them: for them to feel moved, to move their bodies, to move into collective action and to understand their role in the larger social movements of our time.

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Martial Science Indiegogo Campaign!
Feb
29
to Apr 29

Martial Science Indiegogo Campaign!

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MSMB was started in 2015 by Njoli Brown as a way to offer all of these elements under one roof.  Adults and youths can access all of the benefits of elite martial arts, fitness and wellness training. In addition to offering a playful, fun, and skill-oriented route to fitness, MSMB will act as a community hub, hosting social events and building lasting friendships.

Now we want to give our dream a place to hang its hat!

After long discussions with instructors, students and community members, we realized how many people were traveling all over the city to fill the holes left in their training and in their search for holistic wellness. We also found ourselves running from place to place in order to bring the best services to the communities we felt it important to serve.  Teaming up with some of the best martial arts, movement arts, fitness and wellness instructors from the region, the decision was made to openMSMB in New York City.

Here is where you come in. Starting a business takes a lot of money. We are not wealthy entrepreneurs, but we are skilled teachers, experienced business people, and passionate movement enthusiasts. We want to provide a space for movers of all kinds to come together, learn new things, make new friends, grow, and thrive. But we need your help to make this happen.

Our goal is to raise $30,000 to make this the most epic of projects happen.

This isn't just another place to work out. It's not just a gym, or a business, or a way to lose weight. Something unique, invaluable, and extraordinary happens at the MSMB.

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Echoes of a Dream
Jan
22
to Jan 23

Echoes of a Dream

"Echoes of a Dream” is an eclectic mix of Disco, Synth-driven Nu-wave, Afro-Latin rhythms & Tribal House, featuring five multitalented artists-- Leah Rose (Las Cafeteras), Alexandro D. Hernández Gutiérrez (Aparato), Irene Diaz, Hector Flores (Las Cafeteras), and Angie Kings--blessing six brand new songs with their unique voices and styles. Join us for the special release event, brought to you by The Living Sessions & La Junta L.A. and emceed by the beautiful and talented Julieta Isela, featuring live performances by Marina Magalhães & Rachel Hernandez (dance) and the artists as you have never heard them before!!!!!!

Early Arrival Strongly Suggested!!! A complimentary CD copy of the EP will accompany each of the FIRST 200 TICKETS purchased!! Visit 'Happening in DTLA' on their social media platforms for ticket giveaways.

$5 presale / $10 @ door
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