Events of Past Years

2017 Events 
Core Collaborator Event 
DECEMBER 23
MGL & The Rev 
Deep South The Bar
Raleigh, NC

Core Collaborator Event 
DECEMBER 8
MGL & The Rev 
2nd Friday Artwalk
Chapel Hill, NC

DECEMBER 6
Youth Workshop 
KC Indian Center, MO 

DECEMBER 2 & 3
Special Pre-Show Site-Specific Performance
InHEIRitance Project
The Sarah Play presented by The White Theatre
Leawood, KS

Core Collaborator Event 
NOVEMBER 25
Olivia Davies 
Dance in Vancouver/Raven Spirit Dance co-production
IndigeDIV 2017
Vancouver, BC  CANADA

NOVEMBER 3
Lecture & Demo
Travois Art Gallery
Kansas City, MO

NOVEMBER 1
Youth Workshop
Kansas City Indian Center, MO

Core Collaborator Event 
OCTOBER 27 & 28
Olivia Davies
"Crows Nest and Other Places She's Gone"
Heart of the City Festival
Vancouver, BC  CANADA

OCTOBER 28-31
Dance/USA Institute for Leadership Training Site Visit
New Orleans, LA

Core Collaborator Event 
OCTOBER 27
MGL & The Rev 
21c Museum Hotel 
Durham, NC

OCTOBER 4
Youth Workshop
Kansas City Indian Center, MO 

Core Collaborator Event
SEPTEMBER 30 
Amado Espinoza 
"Time's Not Listening"
Folly Theater, Kansas City, MO

Core Collaborator Event 
SEPTEMBER 14
MGL & The Rev
The Carrack Art Gallery
Durham, NC
  
AUGUST 4 
Core Dancer
Jeramy Zimmerman's INSCRIBED
Art in the Loop Series
Kansas City, MO

JULY 6
Dance Invocation
The World is One Place panel
Haskell University
Lawrence, KS

JUNE 15
Maura Garcia Dance presents
Story-telling Dance Party
Charlotte Street Pop-Up 

JUNE 9
Sustainable Development Panel
2017 Dance/USA Conference
Kansas City, MO

JUNE 3
Core Dancer
Merce Cunningham's Field Dances
Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN

JUNE - DECEMBER
2017 Dance/USA Institute for Leadership Training Mentee

MAY 27
Aniwisvsgo'i
Pre-Show Dance Performance  "What Would Crazy Horse Do?"
KC Repertory Theatre
Kansas City, MO

MAY 12
Master Class
Empowerment Summit 
Haskell Indian Nations University 
Lawrence, KS

APRIL 21 & 22
Residency Performance
EMEREGENCE 2017
Lawrence Arts Center
Lawrence, KS

APRIL 21
Adult Modern Class
Lawrence Arts Center
Lawrence, KS 

APRIL 5
STEAM Dance Class
Lawrence Arts Center
Lawrence, KS

MARCH 29
STEAM Dance Class
Lawrence Arts Center
Lawrence, KS

MARCH 10-17
Maura Garcia Dance
Call for Dancers
Lawrence, KS  

MARCH 8
ARTSPEAK RADIO Interview
90.1FM KKFI Community Radio
Kansas City, MO

MARCH 5
Showing & Discussion
Oyate Okodakiciyapi: 
A Festival of Native Contemporary Dance/Art
Cowles Center, Minneapolis, MN

MARCH 4
Master Class
Ikidowin Acting Ensemble
Oyate Okodakiciyapi: 
A Festival of Native Contemporary Dance/Art
Minneapolis, MN

FEBRUARY 18
Folk Alliance International 
New Audiences & First Folk Panel
Kansas City, MO

FEBRUARY 11
Working Culture Workshop 
Dance & Movement
Kansas City Indian Center, MO

FEBRUARY 11
Working Culture Workshop 
for culturally-based organizations
Kansas City Indian Center, MO

FEBRUARY 10
Full Moon Dances
Chico Sierra & Maura Garcia 
Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS

JANUARY 12 
Full Moon Dances
Featuring local artists
Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS

JANUARY - APRIL 2017
Artist in Residence
Lawrence Arts Center, KS


2016 Events

DECEMBER 14
Community of Dance Professionals:
Paragraph Art Gallery
Kansas City, MO

DECEMBER 9-11
We Are the Landscape Premiere
The Arts Asylum
Kansas City, MO

NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 3
Working Culture Residency: Part 1
Raven Spirit Dance Society
Vancouver, BC CANADA

SELECT DATES Nov-Dec.
Artspace Teacher 
Lawrence Arts Center
Lawrence, KS

NOVEMBER 7
Community of Dance Professionals:  KC/Lawrence Meet-up
Lawrence Arts Center
Lawrence, KS

OCTOBER 26
What Works Wednesday Presenter
Kansas City, MO

OCTOBER 20
Movement Response Workshop 
North Kansas City Public Library
Kansas City, KS

OCTOBER 12-19
University of Kansas 
Visiting Artist Professor
Department of Dance, Lawrence, KS
 
OCTOBER 1
Harvest Moon Festival
dance accompanist to 
Brings Plenty Band
Kansas City, MO

SEPTEMBER 24
Fall Festival  
dance accompanist to 
Amado Espinoza & Karen Lisondra
Downtown Overland Park, KS

SEPTEMBER 10
Dance, Story, Song Workshop
Harmony Project KC 
Kansas City, MO

AUGUST 25
Ahwisgvsgo'i 
Art in the Loop 2016
Kansas City, MO

JULY 29-30
Daughter of the Sun
performed by OCDF dancers
OK Contemporary Dance Festival
Oklahoma City, OK

JULY 22
We Are the Landscape Sneak Peak
Paragraph Gallery
Kansas City, MO

JULY 15
Movement Response Workshops
Maple Woods YMCA 
Kansas City, MO

JULY 11-13
Guest Choreographer
OK Contemporary Dance Festival
Oklahoma City, OK

JULY
ArtsKC "Cover Girl"










JUNE 25
First Movements Dance Performance
Woodland Cultural Centre
Brantford, Ontario CANADA 
 
JUNE 18
Interactive Dance Demo
SWAN Arts Festival
Ottawa, KS 

JUNE 12
We Are the Landscape Fundraiser
St. Mark's Church
Kansas City, MO

JUNE 11
Center of the Universe
Public Presentation 
Kansas City Indian Center, MO

June 7, 8, 14 &15th
Rhythm of Language Programming
with Ahyoka Youngdeer
Kansas City & Lawrence

MAY 18
Dancing Stories Workshops 
Quincy Elementary, Topeka, KS

MAY 14
Center of the Universe Session
Community Arts Project
Kansas City Indian Center, MO
 
APRIL 29 & 30
K'OA In-Progress Performance
Annual Open Studios
Downtown Kansas City

APRIL 30
Center of the Universe Session
Community Arts Project
Kansas City Indian Center, MO

APRIL 26
ArtSpace! Class
Lawrence Arts Center
Lawrence, KS

APRIL 21
ALT. LECTURE KC 
Front Space
Kansas City, MO

APRIL 19
Moving Stories Arts Integration Workshop
Neosho County Community College
Ottawa, KS

APRIL 16
Celebratory Closing Event
N.A.P.T. Annual Conference
Unity Village, MO


APRIL 16
Center of the Universe Session
Community Arts Project
Kansas City Indian Center, KCMO

MARCH 26
Center of the Universe Session
Community Arts Project
Kansas City Indian Center, KCMO

MARCH 12
Center of the Universe Session
Community Arts Project
Kansas City Indian Center, KCMO

FEBRUARY 25
"Color of the Earth" Performance
ArtsKC Awards Luncheon
Kansas City, MO

2015 Events

DECEMBER 17
Center of the Universe Project Meeting
Kansas City Indian Center
Kansas City, MO

DECEMBER 9
"Bringing it Home: Artists Reconnecting Cultural Heritage with Community" Panel
Museum of the American Indian
Washington, DC

DECEMBER 6
Dance Story Workshop
ImagiNATIONS Activity Center
National Museum of the American Indian
Washington, DC

DECEMBER 2-12
Research Project
National Museum of the American Indian Artist Leadership Program
Washington, DC 
 
NOVEMBER 18
Ahwisvsgo'i
Weesageechak Begins to Dance
Toronto, ON  Canada

NOVEMBER 5
GUILDit Presentation
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Kansas City, MO

OCTOBER 18
Premiere of "Look Before You Leap"
Ackland Art Museum
Chapel Hill, NC  

SEPTEMBER 21
Movement Response Workshops
Westwood View Elementary
Westwood, KS
 
JULY 10 & 11
Ahwisgvsgo'i:  "Color of the Earth" 
Dances at the Lakes Festival 
Minneapolis, MN

JULY 10
Movement Response Workshop
Two Rivers Gallery
Minneapolis American Indian Center
Minneapolis, MN

JULY 9
"Everybody's Chance Dance" 
Art in the Loop 
Inaugural Performance
Oppenstein Brothers Park
Kansas City, MO

JUNE 5 
Movement Response Workshops 
Connwest Elementary
Grandview, MO

MAY 13
School Promo
Shawnee Mission Area Council
Overland Park, KS 

MAY 1
ArtsKC Block Party 
Kansas City, MO

APR. 10
Choreography Workshops 
Indigenous Empowerment Summit 
Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, KS

FEB. 2
Community Masterclass
Scotiabank Dance Centre, Talking Stick Festival, Vancouver, BC  Canada

FEB. 26
Ahwisgvsgo'i:  "Color of the Earth" & "Ode to the Sun II" Premiere at Convergence III, Roundhouse Theatre, Vancouver, BC

FEB. 25
School Workshop
Talking Stick Festival, Vancouver, BC

FEB. 24
Ahwisgvsgo'i:  "Ode to the Sun I" Work-in-Development Performance & Artists' Talk-Balk at the Roundhouse Theatre, Talking Stick Festival, Vancouver, BC  Canada

FEB. 24
Indigenous Dance Dialogue
Holiday Inn,  Talking Stick Festival, Vancouver, BC  Canada

FEB. 23
Sharing Perspectives
Musqueam Cultural Centre, Talking Stick Festival
Full Circle First Nations Performance, Vancouver, BC  Canada

FEB. 20, 21, 22
Dance Development Lab (by invitation) 
Talking Stick Festival, Vancouver, BC  Canada

FEB. 19
School Workshop
Full Circle First Nations Performance, Vancouver, BC  Canada

FEB. 18
School Workshop
Full Circle First Nations Performance, Vancouver, BC  Canada

JAN. 20
Strengthen & Stretch Video Shoot 
Legacy School of the Arts, Lenexa, KS   



2014 Events 

DEC. 2 
Contemporary Indigenous Dance Workshop 
First Nations Student AssociationUniversity of Kansas  

NOV. 8
Fall Ahwisgvsgo'i Dance Workshop (by invitation), Overland Park, KS

NOV. 6
Tsisdu Yonano Movement Response Workshops
Russell Jones Education Center, Kansas City, MO

OCT. 20
Artvideo Release
Take 1:  1rst Try Rehearsal of Ode to the Sun II
Ahwisgvsgo'i Project 

OCT. 1
New website kick-off www.mauragarciadance.com

AUG. 23- SEPT. 27
Earth Madness: The Truth & the Lie Digitalfile Exhibit 

Kansas City, MO  

SEPT. 10


SEPT. 6
"Going To Water" II Surprise Performance
Dance in the Park
Roanoke Park, Kansas City, MO
 

SEPT. 3 & 4
Attendee - Roundtable Indigenous Food Production & Climate Change 
Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, KS

AUG. 23 
Earth Madness: The Truth & the Lie "Digitalfile" Exhibition Curated by SPECTRA H & R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

AUGUST 11
Free Dance-Making Workshop
Kansas City Indian Center, Kansas City, MO

JUNE 11
I Can't Dance Alone Choreography Exploration
By invitation only

JUNE 6
Video Shorts: Earth Madness, Try Again, ACT III
The Craft Gallery & Studio
Kansas City, MO

MAY 1
Ahwisgvsgo'i Project Kick-off

APR.? (tentative)
Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Honoring Through Dance
CONTACT mauragarciadance@gmail.com for more info.
Location, TBA

APR. 29
Everybody Dance: World Dance Day celebration
De Soto Parks & Recreation, De Soto, KS

MAR. 25
Talking Stick FestivalCommunity Sharing
Kansas City Indian Center, Kansas City, MO

FEB. 27
"Going to Water"
Convergence: Currents of Contemporary Aboriginal Dance II Holiday Inn
Talking Stick Festival, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

FEB. 25
"The Truth & the Lie" Screening
Indigenous Dance Dialogue, Holiday Inn
Talking Stick Festival, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

FEB. 25
Choreography Master Class
Scotia Dance Centre
Talking Stick Festival, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA
                                                                                                                                        

FEB. 24
Sharing Perspectives: Evolution of Aboriginal Performance
Vancity Culture Lab @ the Cultch
Talking Stick Festival
 , Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA 
 


2013 Events

DEC. 7
Launch of new Maura Garcia Dance website & fundraising campaign

NOV. 4 & NOV. 6
Filming for "20/20/20" Exercise DVD, Kirmeyer Fitness, KU Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

SEPT. 29 Tangled Roots: Voices, Visions & the Spirit of Rebellion
Jewish Community Campus, Overland Park, KS

AUG. 15-17
Rhythmically Speaking Showcase, Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN

APR. 11
Movement Response Workshop, 4th Annual Haskell Indian Nations University
Indigenous Empowerment Summit, Lawrence, KS

MAR. 29
Earth Madness: Interactive School Performance Project
Made possible by Kansas Green Schools Funding
Briarwood Elementary School, Prairie Village, Kansas 


MAR.
Kick off to "REBELLION": A Collaborative Program, Community Art Fellowship
Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, Overland Park, KS

FEB. 19
Stretch and Strenghthen Class, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

JAN. 19
Movement Response Workshop, Native Youth Alliance Inaugural Event,
Sheraton Pentagon City, Arlington, VA



2012 Events

OCT. 29
Dances To Songs I Hate", Links Hall, Chicago, IL

OCT. 14
Movement Class, Bhutanese Community Group, Mission Adelante, Kansas City, KS

OCT. 12
Stretch Class, American Indian weight loss program, Kansas City, KS
                                                                                                   

OCT. 9
Stretch mini-session, KU Endowment Building, Kansas City, KS

OCT. 2
Recording of "Easy Exercise" video, American Indian weight loss program, Lawrence, KS

JUL. 2
American Dance Festival (ADF) Ribbon Cutting Event,
Mark Dendy's Dance Ritual, Durham, NC

JUN. 5
"Yes, all of it", Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC

MAY 25
Name Dance Workshops, Last Fridays, Hillborough, NC

MAY 28
CROSSROADS Event: Mixed-media Dance Performance
Charleston Library Society, Charleston, SC

APR. 8
Spring Art Walk with the Triangle Performing Arts Network, Durham, NC

APR. 21
CROSSROADS Event: Community Choreography Workshop
Charleston Library Society, Charleston, SC

MAR. 25
Class and Choreography Workshop
Carrboro Modern Dance, Northwood High School, Pittsboro, NC

MAR. 23
Everyday Movement, American Indian Recruitment Event,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

MAR. 16
The Little People (2), Hillandale Elementary, Durham, NC

MAR. 14
Movement Response Workshop, Y.E. Smith Elementary, Durham, NC

MAR. 10
Guest Artist: NCSSM Community Dance Concert, NC School of Math & Science, Durham, NC

MAR. 9
Your Performance in 20 minutes RiverRoots Arts Guild Showcase, Pembroke, NC

FEB. 25
New Dance Showcase Regional Choreography Festival, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

FEB. 25
Movement Response Workshop Regional Choreography Festival
Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

FEB. 25
"What's New In Dance" Panel Regional Choreography Festival
Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

FEB. 24
Adjudicated Showcase Regional Choreography Festival, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

FEB. 20
"Inside the Artist Studio"WCOM-FM, 103.5, http://tinyurl.com/ylf2udc

FEB. 4
CROSSROADS Event: Story-collecting Residency, Charleston Library Society, Charleston, SC

JAN. 29
Class & Choreography Workshop, Carrboro Modern Dance, Durham Academy, Durham, NC

JAN. 28
NC Dance Festival - Choreography Recording, Greensboro, NC

JAN. 9
"CROSSROADS" Project Kick-off, Charleston Library Society
The Unedited Series, Charleston, SC


2011 Events


NOV. 11
Healthy Movement mini-workshop, American Indian Mothers Conference, Maxton, NC

NOV. 5
A Workshopping Workshop for "Earth Madness", Paul Greene Theatre
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

OCT. 29
"Everybody's Chance Dance" Dancing in the Streets, The Knight Theater Plaza, Charlotte, NC

OCT. 28
Tropical Dance Party Mini-camp Residency, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC

OCT. 9
Movement Response Workshop, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, Pittsboro, NC

SEPT. 26-30
Movement Response Residency, Holt Elementary, Durham, NC

SEPT. 19-23
Movement Response Residency, Pearsontown Elementary, Durham, NC

SEPT. 11
Dance Place’s 911 Movement Memorial, Washington, DC

JUL. 14
Movement Response Workshop, Clapping Hands Farm, Pittsboro, NC

MAY 21
Choreography Adjudication, Festival of Dance 2011, Kansas City, MO

APR. 15
"Simple Formula”, City Center Square, Kansas City, MO

MAR. - MAY
Yogalates Classes, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, MO

FEB. 5
"Earth Madness”, The Folly Theater, Kansas City, MO

JAN. 5
Arts and Healing Panel Presenter, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS


2010 Events

NOV. 12
Selections from “The Little People”, The Firehouse Presents +, Kansas City, MO

OCT. 15
Open Studio City Center Square, Kansas City, MO

SEPT. 19
"WIND”, Great MidWest Balloon Fest, Overland Park, KS

JUL. 26, 28 & 31
Cat Johnson’s “THE PROJECTS”, Crosstown Station, Kansas City, MO

APR. 20
"ACT III", Take Back the Night Rally, UMKC, Kansas City, MO

MAR. 31
Intro to Movement Workshop, BNIM Architects, Kansas City, MO

FEB. 20
Nick Cage’s SOUNDSUITS, Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, MO

FEB. 6
Selection from “The Little People”, The Folly Theater, Kansas City, MO

JAN. 15
Dance Video Showing, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO


2009 Events


DEC. 19
Arts and Healing Conference Presenter, H.O.P.E Conference, Rapid City, SD

NOV. 6
Selection from “The Little People”, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

OCT. 10
Selection from “The Little People”, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

SEPT. 18
Work in Progress Performance, City Center Square, Kansas City, MO

JUL. 9
Dance Play Session, Rosemary Parking Deck, Chapel Hill, NC

JUN. 23
MARIPOSA Empowerment Workshop, Family Violence & Rape Crisis Services, Pittsboro, NC

MAY 23
Movement Response Workshop, Clapping Hands Farm, Pittsboro, NC

APR. 29
"Free for all, Dance for all"at Central Park, Durham, NC

APR. 23
Movement Response Workshop, Glenwood Elementary School, Chapel Hill, NC

APR. 22
Guest Lecturer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

MAR. 14
"The Little People”, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC

MAR. 9
MARIPOSA Empowerment Workshop, El Centro Latino, Carrboro, NC

FEB. 22
Movement Response Workshops, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC

FEB. 28
Selections from “Carolina Blendian”, Common Ground Theatre, Durham, NC

FEB. 7
Ethnic Fusion Workshop, Ninth Street Dance, Durham, NC

FEB. 2-13
Movement Response Residency, Carrboro Artscenter, Carrboro, NC

JAN. 22-25
"ACT III” and Selections from “Carolina Blendian”, Bebe Theatre, Asheville, NC 



2008 Events

NOV. 28
Movement Response Workshops, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC

JUL. 25
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange’s “Muscle and Mortar”, National Building Museum, DC


2007 Events

OCT. 7
Selections from “Carolina Blendian”, Baltimore Theatre Project, Baltimore, MD