February 7, 2017 – (Becket, MA) – What: Boston-based contemporary dance theater company Danza Orgánica, directed by choreographer and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Creative Development Residency Artist Marsha Parrilla, will host a free Dance for Social Justice Movement Workshop followed by a lecture/demonstration performance of Parrilla’s work Running in Stillness. This event will be held at the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires in Pittsfield, MA as part of the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival.

The free Dance for Social Justice Workshop explores the universal language of movement to generate relevant conversations around social justice issues in our communities. Participants will work in groups, exchange ideas, and engage in productive discussions to address major issues in their community, their individual impacts, and create plans of action. Through a guided dance composition process, participants will learn basic elements of dance composition to create short dance pieces within their groups. The workshop concludes with an informal and brief showing, and Q&A with the company. This workshop is open to youth, teens, and adults of all experience levels. Workshop space is limited and pre-registration is required; call 413.243.9919 x161 or visit jacobspillow.org to reserve space.

Running in Stillness is a dance-theater project based on the impact of mass incarceration on a community. Through a close collaboration with formerly incarcerated women and daughters of incarcerated mothers and fathers, Danza Orgánica created this project that sheds light on this often-ignored topic.

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