In WBUR’s ‘The Artery’: Marsha Parrilla Fights Oppression And Trauma Through Dance


“¡Juntos!” (“Together!”), says Marsha Parrilla good naturedly as she watches members of her company, Danza Orgánica, work through a piece at the Tony Williams Dance Center in Jamaica Plain. Company members practice movement and together with Parrilla, choreographer and founding artistic director, decide how to best embody the work. This inclusive approach makes their performances powerful and their social justice work resonant.

Marsha Parrilla’s “Dance for Social Justice Workshop” is Saturday, Feb. 9, at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at First Church Boston in Roxbury. Danza Orgánica will also perform excerpts from “Seeds,” on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. and excerpts from “Melaza,” on Sunday, Feb.10 at 12:30 p.m. at First Church. A “Dance for Social Justice Workshop” for self-identified women of color will take place Saturday, March 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury.

Read the full article as it appeared in The Artery here.