Sunday, March 18, 2018 – 1:00pm
STRENGTHENING THE BOND: DANCING FOR FAMILY CONNECTION with Marion Ramírez
Join Dance TAG for a workshop with Marion Ramirez, who has developed a movement-based practice for supporting family connections across generations. This work has been inspired by her involvement as the facilitator of the movement component of the Fathering Circle, an unusual community project in Philadelphia which supports dads through conversation groups, movement sessions and art making.
In this workshop she will share the methods used to structure movement sessions, celebrating family and generational ties and creating opportunities for trust and communication. Power and strength can be experienced without being centered on ideas of aggression and destruction. Participants will practice a range of movement qualities, providing outlets for expression, developing confidence, and the joy of dancing.
Marion Ramírez is a Puerto Rican dancer, choreographer and educator. She is dedicated to the art of improvisa-ion as a tool for experiencing bodily agency, empathy and respect for differences. She has collaborated with musicians, dancers and students of many ages while performing and teaching in Puerto Rico, Cuba, United Kingdom, South Korea and the US, particularly in New York and currently in Philadelphia. She graduated from the Laban Center in London with a BFA in choreography and from Temple University with an MFA in Dance and focus on Community Arts. Since 2003 she has been immersed in the study of somatic practices and is completing a Certification in Dynamic Embodiment with Martha Eddy.
Most recently she is developing movement-based practices for supporting family bonds, inspired by her own co-parenting experience, her work at the Children’s Community School, and by the Fathering Circle for which she choreographed I See You at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She also teaches contact improvisation, salsa, contemporary dance and a variety of dance courses as adjunct faculty at Temple University and Drexel University. This summer she will be teaching at Contact Improvisation festivals in Cuba and Germany. Location: CEC Education Center3500 Lancaster Ave.Philadelphia, PA 19105Phone: 2155462552See map: Google Maps