residency: DO members mar parrilla and Claudia Varela facilitate a Dance for Social Justice workshop series through the Jacob's Pillow Dance community program: Pittsfield Moves!
April 2-3, 2021: 8th annual We Create!
Aquinnah Cultural Center, and The Yard: world premiere of âs nupumukâunean (We Still Dance): a multidisciplinary dance theater performance created in collaboration with tribal members of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe.
Melaza World Premiere! A collaborative dance theater performance created in collaboration with danza orgánica and artists based in Borikén.
December 12-20, 2020: Proyecto Melaza Dance Movies 2020.
December 4, 2020: mar parrilla presents on art and activism as praxis at Berklee College of Music's antiracism teach-in.
December 1, 2020: mar parrilla leads online lecture at Williams College on Dance for Social Justice as praxis.
November 16, 2020: mar parrilla leads an online lecture/workshop on AfroIndigeneity (being AfroTaino) via Rhode Island Latino Arts.
October 12, 2020: mar parrilla featured at Indigenous Peoples' Day at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
September 18th, 2020: Choreographer Spotlight as part of the Dance Research Online Forum. featuring: Alli Ross
September 26, 2020: mar parrilla led a community dance protest in Egleston Square, with a focus on #sayhername and Breonna Taylor. This event was made possible with the support of Justice on the Stoop event, curated by Marlon Forrester. Roxbury, MA.
July 6, 2020: mar parrilla and danza orgánica featured at Hibernian Hall's Community Spotlight Web Series.
June 30, 7PM- 2020: mar parrilla reads at "a meditation on indigenous life", with poetry by robert peters (mashpee wampanoag), and hosted by wgbh.
June 18th- 2020: mar performed virtually at Cadencia Latina.
May 22nd- 2020: Choreographer Spotlight as part of the Dance Research Online Forum. Featuring: Rulan Tangen
May 15th- 2020: Mar performed virtually at the Tertulia Virtual, 7:30PM (details here)
May 15th- 2020: Choreographer Spotlight as part of the Dance Research Online Forum. Featuring: Alex Davis
April 24th- 2020: Choreographer Spotlight as part of the Dance Research Online Forum. Featuring: Joe Gonzalez
April 10, 11- 2020: 7th Annual: We Create 2020. POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19
March 6th, 2020: Mar Parrilla at Rhode Island based festival: Motion State Arts Festival.
February 29, 2020 7PM- Danza Orgánica Gala Fundraiser towards Proyecto Melaza. Black Box Theater, Boston Center for the Arts.
November 16, 2019- 8PM: "Esto es Puerto Rico" Join this group of artists coming together to tell the story of Puerto Rico through music and dance! @ CROMA Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston St.
October 14th, 2019: Mar Parrilla coproduced Indigenous Peoples' Day at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Indigenous artists represented included: Elizabeth Solomon (Massachusett), Robert Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag), Larry Spotted Crow Mann (Nipmuc), Andre Strongbearheart Gaines Jr. (Nipmuc), and members of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe who performed a work in progress of their work "We Are Here" in collaboration with Danza Orgánica.
September 26-28, 2019: Marsha Parrilla performs at group show from Next Steps Grant at the Boston Center for the Arts.
August 18th and September 14th, 2019: Harbor Islands: Past, Present, Future: Through this residency, Marsha Parrilla will help shed light on the historic accounts of Harbor Islands as expressed through the voices of the people whose ancestors were part of the islands; illuminate their contemporary history (and the ongoing presence of Native peoples on the islands), and serve as a platform to collectively create a fresh vision for Indigenous people people. This project creates spaces to heal these collective wounds to our land, our minds, and our spirits- and to dream a better future for generations to come.
September 14th, 2019: Indigenous Women's Perspectives on Deer Island. 1-4:00PM at Carson Beach, Boston. This event will explore the women and children's experience during King Phillips War, with a focus on Deer Island. There will be an all Massachusetts Native female panel- as well as fun, interactive, and educational family activities.
August 18th, 2019: Indigenous Perspectives on Environmental Justice. 1-4:30PM at Carson Beach, Boston. This unique intertribal event features Massachusetts-based Native American leaders in their communities. It will feature a dynamic panel, focused on Indigenous perspectives on Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice in the Harbor Islands. There will also be fun, interactive, and educational family activities including- the creation of a model of the Harbor Islands' transition through time with climate change; a Healing Salve-Making Workshop, and a songwriting workshop dedicated to Mother Earth's healing- and recognition of her sacredness.
August 15th, 2019: Marsha Parrilla at the RISD Museum as part of the exhibition: Ruffles, Repair & Ritual: the Fine Art of Fixing, as part of the inauguration of the Wedding Cake House, a Providence artist in residence program of the Dirt Palace Public Projects. RISD Museum. 224 Benefit St. Providence, Rhode Island. 02903.
August 7th, 2019: Excerpts of We are Here at the Aquinnah Cultural Center Fundraiser, Aquinnah- Martha's Vineyard. This powerful new work is being developed in close collaboration with the Aquinnah Wampanoag people through dance, song, installation, and storytelling. The work will be in development through Summer 2020, and is made possible through a partnership with The Yard, Aquinnah Cultural Center, and Danza Orgánica.
July 6, 2019 8PM: Proyecto Melaza residency showing. Integrarte, Boston.
July 1-6, 2019: Danza Orgánica/Proyecto Melaza in residency at Integrarte, Boston
April 5-6, 2019- 8PM: 6th Annual We Create! Celebrating Women in the Arts. Hibernian Hall, Roxbury MA.
March 22, 2019- Danza Orgánica performed MELAZA, at the Arts Equity Summit. Hibernian Hall, Roxbury.
February 18th, 2019- Marsha Parrilla, Fran de Paula, and guest artist Josh Knowles, at the Calderwood Hall- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Free performances at 12:30, and 2:30PM. More info here.
February 13th, 2019- Marsha Parrilla at panel at the Museum of Fine Arts event The City Talks: Environmental Extremes. 7-8PM Edward H. Linde Gallery (gallery 168).
February 3, 9, 10: 2019- Residency at the First Church Boston, as part of the Art & Spirit series. 66 Marlborough Street, Boston MA, 02116. More information here. Free and open to the public!
January 25, 2019- 9PM: Danza Orgánica at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston- presented by World Music/CRASHarts. Boston Globe preview.
November 21, 2018: Work in Progress (Trabajo en proceso) showing of Melaza: Tejiendo Historias, at the Puerto Rico-based dance school: Andanza. 657 calle Condado, SJ PR. 7PM Libre de costo.
November 15-21, 2018 Proyecto Melaza: Cultural Exchange/Creative residency in Puerto Rico. Danza Orgánica in creative residency in San Juan- Puerto Rico, towards Melaza: Tejiendo Historias/ Weaving Stories.
September 13, 2018 7-9PM We Will Not Forget Puerto Rico! Commemorating one year from Hurricane María's passing through Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Performance by Marsha Parrilla, and dynamic panel to follow. Free! First Church UU in Jamaica Plain, Boston MA.
August 20-September 1, 2018 Creative Residency at The Yard as a Schonberg Fellow.
August 9, 2018 Dances of Resistance. Led by Marsha Parrilla, and hosted by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's Block Party- this free movement workshop explores the power of movement to challenge the status quo, create new paradigms, and uplift the spirit. All ages are welcome, and no experience is necessary.
July 19, 2018 Brooklyn Museum and the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics presented Marsha Parrilla’s Lola Bee- as part of the performance series in conjunction with the upcoming special exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-85.
Paramount Theater- 559 Washington Street, Boston MA 02111
June 7th, 2018 6:00-8:00PM Jose Mateo Ballet Theater: Emergency Meet for Climate Justice. Marsha Parrilla's performance and panel presentation on the impact of climate change in Puerto Rico. Sanctuary Theater, 400 Harvard St., Harvard Square, Cambridge MA.
May 7, 14, 21 (5-6PM) Community Dance Workshop Series at BCYF Paris St. Community Center (Group Fitness Room) 112 Paris St. *This workshop series was part of the Boston AIR residency at the BCYF Paris St. Community Center.
May 18, 2018 Poetry is Busy presented Marsha Parrilla's solo work. Democracy Center, 45 Mt Auburn St. Harvard Square, MA.
May 11, 2018 Dartmouth College presented Danza Orgánica's MELAZA and DSJ workshop. More information here.
May 3, 2018 Boston Public Library Lowell Lecture Series presents Danza Orgánica: 4:30-5:30pm, Deferrari Hall; followed by lecture by acclaimed Chicano writer, Luis J. Rodriguez. Details here. This event was part of ArtWeek Boston, 2018.
April 29, 2018 Community Dance Class! 3-4:30PM. East Boston: BCYF Paris St. Community Center, 112 Paris St.
April 18, 2018 Brown University presented Danza Orgánica's Running in Stillness.
April 9, 2018 BCYF Paris Street Community Center, presents Boston AIR resident artist: Marsha Parrilla, in a conversation around Climate Change in East Boston: Arts and Climate Change- Cambio Climático y las Artes. Location: 112 Paris Street, Boston MA. 02128. 6:30PM.
April 6-7, 2018 5th Annual: We Create! Celebrating Women in the Arts. Hibernian Hall, Roxbury MA.
March 24, 2018 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum presented Marsha Parrilla, as part of the public program Life in Stories, inspired by the Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition. 3:00PM.
March 18, 2018 The School for Contemporary Art and Thought - Marsha Parrilla present as part of their Works in Progress Series. 4:30PM. 25 Main St. Northampton, MA.
January 22, 2018 8PM Movement Research/ Judson Church presented Marsha Parrilla's newest solo work in process: Memorias del Cuerpo. 8PM. NYC.
January 20, 2018 Barn Arts Collective presented Danza Orgánica through their annual event: BarnFest. We shared excerpts of MELAZA- which was spearheaded by residencies at Jacob's Pillow, and Barn Arts Collective. 7pm. Location: Cloud City 85 N. 1st St Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY.
January 15, 2018 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum presented Danza Orgánica's MELAZA as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. With special guest: Martín Espada.
November 18, 2017 Danza Orgánica 10th Anniversary Celebration! Spontaneous Celebrations, Boston
October 19, 2017, Organic Afro Contemporary Dance Workshop (Level: Int/Adv). 12-2PM. Hosted by Midday Movement Series. Dance Complex, Cambridge.
October 13-14 2017, World Premiere of: Melaza, and Hurricane Maria Fundraiser. Hibernian Hall, Boston- MA.
September 30- October 1st, 2017 Marsha Parrilla at the Jacob's Pillow Dance New England Choreographer's Retreat. Performance of MARIA, at the Critical Response Workshop, led by Liz Lerman.
September 16, 2017 Organic Afro Contemporary Dance workshop (Level: Int/Adv) Integrarte, 85 Seaverns Avenue, Boston MA.
September 27, 2017 Dixon Place presents MARIA (excerpt from Melaza), as part of the 8 in Show series. Performer: Marsha Parrilla. Dixon Place, NYC. 7:30PM Tickets at the door.
July 27, 2017 Members of Danza Orgánica at the More than Moves Festival, hosted by Paradise Lost. Boston MA.
July 23, 2017 Marsha Parrilla facilitated a Dance for Social Justice Workshop at the ICA, as part of Skeleton Architecture. Boston, MA.
July 23, 2017 Marsha Parrilla with The Skeleton Architecture, or The Future of our Worlds, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA). Boston MA.
July 15th, 2017 Marsha Parrilla curated for Tracks Boston at Green Street Studios, MA. Members of Danza Orgánica performed new work.
July 11, 2017 Dance for Social Justice workshop at the Sisters Unchained Summer Program.
July 10, 2017 Marsha Parrilla performs at the all-women group exhibit STAND UP, at Gallery Kayafas. Boston, MA.
July 8, 2017 Dance for Social Justice workshop. Integrarte, Boston MA.
July 7th, 2017 Melaza (work in progress) at the Inside/Out festival in Jacob's Pillow. 6:15PM. Free!
June 25-July 2, 2017 Danza Orgánica in company residency at the Barn Arts Collective, Maine.
July 1, 2017 Melaza (work in progress) at Barn Arts Collective- Pacific Hall, Maine.
June 16-17, 2017 Scenes of new work, Melaza (work in progress), featured at the New Traditions Festival hosted by Dance Caribbean Collective, Mark Morris Dance Center- Brooklyn, NY.
June 18, 2017 Excerpts of Running in Stillness at the How To Fix The World Festival: 2:00PM, Somerville, MA.
June 3, 2017 Periplo at the Cambridge River Arts Festival.
June 6, 2017 Tremor, at the Boston Center for the Arts event: Pride Lights, during Boston Pride Week.
May 12, 2017 Running in Stillness at Gibney Dance. NYC
May 5-7, 2017 Marsha Parrilla at From the Horse's Mouth, presented by the Dance Complex. Cambridge, MA.
May 7, 2017 Danza Orgánica presented Lysis at Harvard Square MayFair.
May 5, 2017 Marsha Parrilla performed at the book opening of Cielo Riel, by Yara Liceaga. The Urbano Project, Jamaica Plain MA.
May 3, 2017 Danza Orgánica Open Rehearsal as part of ArtWeek Boston. Tony Williams Dance Center.
April 28th, 2017 Dance for Social Justice workshop at Our Sisters' School. New Bedford, MA.
April 7-8, 2017 4th annual award-winning festival: We Create! Celebrating Women in the Arts. Hibernian Hall, Boston MA.
March 20th, 2017 Excerpts of Running in Stillness at the Welcome to Boston Cast Party, hosted by ArtsEmerson. Bethel AME Church, Jamaica Plain- Boston MA.
March 5, 2017- Members of Danza Orgánica performed Periplo at the Anti-Defamation League’s 10th annual “A Nation of Immigrants” Community Seder.
February 20-26, 2017- Danza Orgánica at a Creative Development Residency at Jacob's Pillow. For press release, click here. For more information on the community engagement aspect of this residency, please visit the Jacob's Pillow website.
May 29-30, 2015- A Thread that Ties us All- University Settlement's Speyer Hall. NY NY
May 3rd, 3-5PM- Marsha Parrilla will be facilitating the workshop: Embodying Trust, during Boston's Spring ArtWeek 2015!
May 2, 2015- Members of Danza Orgánica will be performing with Zili at the Ayaman: Yanvalou Spring Concert, at Wellesley College.
April 10 & 12, 2015- Green Street Studios Faculty Showcase. 185 Green Street, Cambridge MA 02139
March 27-28, 2015- II Annual Event: We Create! Celebrating Women in the Arts 2015. Roxbury Community College, MA
October 24-25, 2014- Benefit Concert at the Dance Complex: Scattered Together. Cambridge-MA
September 7, 2014- Pre-season preview event at the Dance Complex, Cambridge-MA.
July 20th, 2014: D.O. at the Festival Betances, hosted by Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, at 100 W. Dedham St. in the South End. MA.
Street performance at the Boston Common and Downtown Crossing, MA. -in honor, support, and solidarity with all women who are victims of violence in any of its forms.