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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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12 Apr 2021

The spaces within me both heal and house oracular properties.
By: Morgan L. Ventura
Podcast read by: Ciro Faienza
Podcast read by: Morgan L. Ventura
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents Morgan L. Ventura's “Dispatch from a Ruin in Mitla, the Town of Souls,” with a reading by the poet.
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By: Lorraine Wilson
Podcast read by: Kat Kourbeti
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By: Sasha LaPointe
Podcast read by: Sasha LaPointe
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By: Hal Y. Zhang
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By: Wen-yi Lee
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By: Varsha Dinesh
Podcast read by: Courtney Floyd
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Podcast read by: Sarah Kathryn Moore
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By: Tamara Jerée
Podcast read by: Kat Kourbeti
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