DANCE ON CAMPUS: For Universities

Choreography Residencies 
Over the course of 1 - 2 weeks, Artistic Director Maura García will teach a series of intensive workshops covering her movement style and choreography. During this time period, she will also set a piece on the students. These master classes typically last between 1 - 2 hours and include exercises to develop muscle strength, flexibility and stamina. Students will explore personal and cultural stories as sources for creating a choreographic vocabulary. García’s movement is tied to family stories and Indigenous cultural references. Students will also learn about the sources of the imagery she uses in her work.

Choreography Masterclasses

Participants are guided through a challenging and innovative dance class complete with warm-up, conditioning and a chance to learn original Maura Garcia Dance choreography. One workshop generally runs for 1.5 or 2 hours.


Site-responsive Dance Course 

These workshops explore the creation of site-responsive performance works from conception to performance. Generally site-responsive dance is work created in response to a particular place, inspired by the land, the elements, architecture, design, the history and current use. Students learn techniques to respond the visual, sensory and auditory elements of specific sites. Maura Garcia Dance workshops will explore all of this but within the context of the Indigenous history, present and future of the land.

Workshops are offered as a semester-long course, one-time sessions or 1-2 week residencies with the variety and depth of tools explored increasing with the length. 

“Sources of Movement” Lecture Demonstrations
This lecture introduces audiences to behind the scenes processes used to create choreography and convert everyday events into movements. In addition to outlining choreography-generating techniques and providing examples of how they can be used,
Artistic Director Maura García demonstrates the techniques via audience participation activities. She also discusses the stories behind her own choreography. Demonstrations typically run 45 minutes - 1.5 hours.