How can a new movement practice become a framework for decolonizing the body?
En Ritmo a movement praxis in decolonizing traditional dance spaces utilizes elements of bomba (the song, music and dance form) of Puerto Rico and contemporary dance to aid the development of an alternative movement practice to traditional dance forms of North American. En Ritmo aims to elucidate the concept of decoloniality and how it can be applied to the movement of the body through journaling, communing, journeying through repetition, movement, and rhythmic investigation. Centering the auto, locating the self and situating within the collective.
Participants are encouraged to bring something to journal in.
Megan Curet is a Bronx Native dancer, choreographer, academic, educator and birth doula. Recipient of the 2022 Dancing Futures Artist Residency, supported by the Jerome Foundation and NYC Cultural Affairs. Megan has served on dance faculty at The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in NYC, Ridgefield Conservatory for Dance in CT as well as Success Academy and Zeta Charter Schools.
Currently serving as Coordinator to the Artist of Color Council at Movement Research while completing a practice led research PhD in decolonial methodology within dance at Plymouth University in the UK.
Former founder and artistic director of Curet Performance Project a contemporary dance company and founder/editor of online dance magazines TiLLT Magazine. Currently based in San Diego, as a community dancer for San Diego Dance Theater, and also dances for BkSoul. Curet’s work, choreography and practice has toured South America, The Middle East, The Caribbean, North America and Europe and her dance research published in the Movement Research Performance Journal.