Maura García

https://linktr.ee/mauragarciadance

All programs available in ENGLISH OR SPANISH
Options: in-person, virtually, live and/or pre-recorded

PRICES VARY - please contact me for more information

*Dance Performance (solo and/or ensemble)
- contemporary Indigenous dance performance
- sensual dance performance

Dance performance of my original choreography for theaters, festivals, special events and/or occasions. Performances can be adapted to the stage, outdoors, unusual indoor spaces, house concerts and/or private concerts.

*Choreography Commission (solo and/or ensemble)
- site-specific choreography
- choreography for music videos
- choreography for live music performances
- choreography for particular themes and/or special occasions

Special commissioning of my choreography to fit your needs. I can perform the choreography as a solo, with an ensemble of dancers and/or teach the choreography for others to perform. I can design the project from start to finish or am able to choreograph to your music.

Workshops, Master Classes & Residencies
- all ages community dance workshops
- preK-12 in-school workshops & residencies
- small-group and private movement workshops
- university level master classes & residencies

Public Speaking & Storytelling
- artist talks
- voice overs
- BIPOC and cultural panels
- sexy and erotica storytelling
- traditional storytelling (only available for tribal communities and/or urban Indigenous centers)

Modeling by Request
- dance modeling
- fitness modeling
- erotica modeling

*Collaborative Projects
Open to using any combination of my skills to collaborate with artists, organizations and other individuals to create new projects and/or be a part of an existing project

For all inquiries please contact me directly at mauragarciadance@gmail.com
Thank you for your time and interest!

*I am dedicated to creating sustainable work which does not leave a heavy carbon footprint on this earth

Artist Bio: Maura García (non-enrolled Cherokee/Mattamuskeet) is a dance artist who creates contemporary Indigenous performance. Her work is powered by a desire to perpetuate ancestral knowledge, actively respect the living earth and bring happiness to people. Maura’s artistic creations reflect the power of stories to form and change our realities. Through narrative-driven choreography and beat-embracing movement she seeks to form connections, empower Indigenous cultural values and explore the rhythms of the natural world. Both as a soloist and with ensembles, she has performed throughout North America, notably at: ArtsCenter (NC), Atlas Performing Arts Center (DC), The Dance Centre (BC, Canada), Dance Place (DC), Disney World (FL), Embassy of Senegal (DC), Kansas City Repertory Theater (MO), La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club (NY), Lawrence Arts Center (KS), Links Hall (IL), New York Theater Workshop (NY), Rhythmically Speaking Festival (MN), Talking Stick Festival (BC, Canada), Unedited Series (SC), University of Arizona, University of South Carolina, Weesageechak Begins to Dance Festival (ON, Canada), Walker Arts Center (MN) and the Woodland Cultural Centre (ON, Canada). In addition to dance for the stage, Maura choreographs for the outdoors and in response to specific places. Her first commission was a performance for the Charleston Library Society (SC) incorporating interviews with library patrons, local Indigenous Natchez creation stories and audience participation. In 2015, the Ackland Art Museum (NC) commissioned her to make a performance in collaboration with sound artist Mark Gabriel Little in response to their featured exhibition. The following year, the inaugural event for Kansas City’s “Art in the Loop” outdoor performance series was a dance Maura created in collaboration with park passersby and city employees. In 2019, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art presented a locally-specific remount of her work that took place in 3 different outdoor sites in northwest Arkansas. As a fellow in the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian’s 2016 Artist Leadership Program, she worked with members of the Kansas City Indian Center and local Indigenous artists to realize an 8-month long arts project exploring ancient and contemporary urban Indian identity. Maura is dedicated to collaborating within Indigenous communities to celebrate group narratives through dance and other art forms. To date she has partnered with numerous organizations to carry out workshops and long-term projects: American Indian Mothers (NC), First Nations Graduate Association (NC), First Nations Student Association at the University of Kansas, Haskell Indian Nations University (KS), Ikidowin Peer Educators and Acting Ensemble (MN), Kansas City Cherokee Community (KS/MO), Native Youth Inaugural Event (DC), Onkwehón:we - The Original People’s - Festival (ON, Canada) and Two Rivers Gallery (MN).  Maura is sought out for her community engagement and cultural advocacy work. She has facilitated master classes and residencies in the public schools, for national professional conferences, trauma support groups and universities. Through activist essays and panel speaking she has addressed issues from sustainability in the arts to the cultural rights of Native American students. Maura has completed both the Dismantling Racism Works and artEquity Facilitator Training programs.  She has been the recipient of numerous honors: Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Projects Studio Residency Award (MO), guest artist studio award from the University of North Carolina’s Department of Dramatic Art (NC), Jewish Community Center's Community Arts Fellowship Grant (KS), Full Circle: First Nations Performance development grant (BC, Canada), Rocket Grant Project Award (KS/MO), Heads in the Clouds development program (AB, Canada) and mentorship in the 2017 Dance/USA Institute for Leadership Training program (national). Maura has served as an adjudicator for dance festivals and grants including the Modern Atlanta Dance Festival, the NEA's Art Works grant and the MAP Fund. She is currently a Western Arts Alliance Native Launchpad Artist. Maura currently resides on A-ma-ye-(t)li, also known as turtle island. She believes that every interaction with a living being is an opportunity to positively affect the world. As she travels the world, she continues to seek out opportunities that will allow her to dance, connect and create with others. 
Performance:
Dance and movement
Alt performance
Theater
Commissions

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