Our journey towards social justice is intrinsically linked to the implementation
of decolonizing practices. We start off by acknowledging the lands where we create and perform our work. As a Boston-based dance theater company, we acknowledge that we are guests in the land of the Massachusett, Nipmuc, and Wampanoag tribes. We also work closely with members of said Indigenous communities, and stand in solidarity with them in the fight towards decolonization.
Here are some ways in which we actively decolonize existing colonial paradigms:
Whether it is in company rehearsal or working with community partners, we work in a truly collaborative way in which all voices are heard and taken into consideration towards the creation of the work.
When we are not telling our personal stories, we make sure that those whose stories we are embodying are fully engaged in the creation of the work.
Community partners are always invited to every rehearsal (open door policy as well), invited to review the work for accuracy, and properly credited for their contributions. The work does not move forward without their approval.
Every artist and collaborator engaged in Danza Orgánica work is always paid.
We do not judge a dancer by its body. We emphatically stand against colonial standards of "beauty" and "how a dancer is supposed to look like" and fully embrace the human body as a divine source of expression.
Our organic movement is inspired by the multiplicity of who we are.
We aim to continue to bring forth and elevate the voices of underrepresented peoples.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ability, sexual orientation, or gender expression.