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Decolonizing the Body Through Dance: River Edition

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

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.


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

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