Maija Garcia

Feb 4, 5, 6 Tues, Weds & Thurs 7:30pm-9:30pm

Contemporary with Maija Garcia, director of Organic Magnetics and FELA! Garcia's technique balances effort and ease, locating the axis in suspension to create energetic momentum. A full bodied movement experience infused with yoga, martial arts, afro-latin and contemporary technique begins with an extensive warm-up to open the body's organic flow, developing core strength and flexibility. Floor work releases tension and settles the bones in alignment. Phrase work encourages fluidity, velocity and expansive movement.

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Maija Garcia is a director/choreographer who worked alongside Bill T. Jones to create the Tony award winning musical FELA! on Broadway, and directed the international tours. Garcia founded Organic Magnetics (OM) to produce interactive live installations and provide theater arts education by sustainable design. Maija conceived and directed Ghosts of Manhattan, an interactive history in Fort Tryon Park and will premiere I am New York: Juan Rodriguez- on NYC's first immigrant at El Museo del Barrio in May 2014.

Recent collaborations include Fats Waller Dance Party with Jason Moran & Meshell N'degeocello, Neighbors at The Public Theater with Niegel Smith, Not Wanted on the Voyage with Amanda Dehnert, and music videos for Angelique Kidjo and Seun Kuti. A global citizen with a passion for arts education, Garcia directs OM Theater Arts in Harlem, teaches contemporary dance at Steps on Broadway and dance/theater at the City College of New York.