Mujer Artista presents The Body Reimagined: Artist talk by Alexandra Garrido

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Mujer Artista presents
The Body Reimagined: Artist talk by Alexandra Garrido

December 16th, 7pm CDT

Please register here to receive Zoom link. Free
Live closed captioning and ASL interpretation provided

Mujer Artista is pleased to present The Body Reimagined, a virtual talk by Alexandra Garrido. As a mentor in the current Mujer Artista project cycle, she will give a talk about her art practice rooted in dance and performance. In this talk, she will discuss navigating times of transition, re-thinking/re-imagining where value and worth reside as a dance artist, person and mother. She will talk about creating work while riding imposter syndrome, flipping the narrative and reclaiming space for her creative voice.

Alexandra Garrido is a Winnipeg Dance Artist and International Performer and Choreographer. Alexandra is interested in the embodiment of human experience/ connection, grounded in exploration, improvisation and in alignment with cross disciplinary collaboration. She is affiliated with artists and organizations such as: Begonia, Camila Schujman, Carol Ann Bohrn, Heavy Bell, Joel Mierau, The Mariachi Ghost, Michelle Wilson, Mujer Artista, NAfro Dance Productions, Nova Dance Collective, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Sam Penner, Sawdon Dance, Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers and Zorya Arrow. Their early interest and experience in dance began with Mexican and Spanish Folkloric Dance and Flamenco. She is a graduate of the School of Contemporary Dancers and is a University of Winnipeg Theatre Alumnus.

Mujer Artista
In 2014, after a series of conversations between Latin Canadian women artists Cecilia Araneda (filmmaker, curator), Praba Pilar (interdisciplinary artist) and Monica Martinez (visual artist), we came up with the idea of participating in an artistic process from the starting point of collective dialogue.

We named this initiative Mujer Artista.

From our core group of three, Mujer Artista gradually expanded and shifted, gathering Latine artists based in the Prairies.

With support of the Canada Council for the Arts

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