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Dora Arreola is the Artistic Director of Mujeres en Ritual Danza Teatro. She has more than 25 years of professional experience as a theatre and dance artist. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Theatre and Dance at the University of South Florida. She founded the company Mujeres en Ritual in 1999, and has worked as a performer, teacher, director and movement specialist in Mexico, the United States, Nicaragua, Canada, Poland and India. She received her MFA in Directing from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2009. Arreola has directed more than 30 productions, often featured in diverse international festivals. She choreographed and performed Versalii Icones at Judson Church in NYC (2009); La Urdimbre at La MaMa ETC; Ananya Dance Theater's Daak at the SouthernTheater in Minneapolis, and co-created, directed and performed in Fronteras Desviadas/Deviant Borders which toured in Mexico, USA, Nicaragua and Canada. Arreola has taught workshops and master classes at various universities and cultural institutions including: the Grotowski Institute (Poland), Arizona State University, University of Massachusetts-University of Minnesota, California State University-San Marcos, California and Center for the Arts. She has received grants and commissions from the Ford Foundation, Cultural Contact (US-Mexico Fund for Culture), Fideicomiso para la Cultura de Mexico y Estados Unidos, the National Performance Network, and more.


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As far back as I could remember, Oma warned me about the bats. She said they would eat me if they found me exposed at night. But I knew the green light of the moon would protect me, even when I was still smaller than Oma.
The truth is: / she does not have to bend into a ceramic plate to carry us beautifully, & my father / isn't the hand that will break her.
the rattle of the rails, the shuffling-muttering of hundreds of passengers nestled in the one long limb of you
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