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Maura Garcia

County: Spokane County




Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) 2022
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Maura García (non-enrolled Cherokee/Mattamuskeet) is a dancer, choreographer and erotic artist. Maura inspires audiences to liberate themselves through vibrant performances that uplift Indigenous cultural values and harness the sensual rhythms of the natural world. From stages to music videos to the outdoors, her creations reflect the power of stories to form and change our realities. Maura’s work is powered by a desire to perpetuate ancestral knowledge, actively respect the living earth and bring happiness to people. Both as a soloist and with ensembles, she has performed throughout North America, notably at: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club (NY, USA), The Dance Centre (BC, Canada), New York Theater Workshop (NY, USA), and Woodland Cultural Centre (ON, Canada). ln addition to dance for the stage, Maura choreographs for the outdoors and in response to specific places. She is particularly interested in creating stunning performances that are accessible and sustainable. She has been the recipient of numerous honors: InterCultural Indigenous Choreographers Creation Lab (international, Canada), Western Arts Alliance Native Launchpad Artist (national, USA), Dance/USA Institute for Leadership Training program (national, USA), and Full Circle First Nations Performance development grant (BC, Canada). Maura currently resides on A-ma-ye-(t)li, also known as turtle island. She believes that every interaction with a living being is an opportunity to positively affect the world. As she travels the world, she continues to seek out opportunities that will allow her to dance, connect and create with others. 

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