In 2020, La Casa Mandarina AC in partnership with Ballet After Dark Baltimore and FORCE: upsetting rape culture launched Ballet After Dark Mexico (BADMx) a unique nine-months free, holistic, trauma-informed dance therapy course that helps survivors os sexual violence heal trauma using elements of classical ballet and contemporary dance.
Heal trauma through dance!
Director of BADMx
Cynthia Híjar is a Mexican feminist, artivist, dancer, comedian and pedagogue co-creator of the web comic Nacho Progre and the feminist comedy collective StandUperras As a grad student at the Masters in Pedagogy at the School of Philosophy and Literature, in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), she's currently working on a thesis about the contribution of somatic education in women's rehab. As a dancer she has professional studies in Contemporary Dance at the Choreographic Research Center of the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (INBA), and has been a student of dance and somatic education in different workshops and training programs with teachers such as Marina Acevedo, Kathryn Alter and the Danza Contemporánea de Cuba company. Cynthia has been a speaker on TEDx #MéxicoCityWomen and as a writer has published opinion articles in feminist Latin American media.
Anahí Arteaga Salas
Art Residency BADMx
Anahí Arteaga is a dance, body and soul artivist. Started studying Belly Dance in 2004 and since then, she has been preparing in diverse dances and knowledges to have better resources in the scenic performance; the primary being Pole Dance, Contemporary Dance and Dancehall. Member of HANIN Colectivo Escénico since 2014, PEC 2016-2018, and Bruck Babilon Méxco Dance Crew since 2018. Graduate in Choreography from the Classic and Contemporary National Dance School (ENDCC). In the last years she has been researching about she-body, movement and self-care, developing what she now calls Corporal ReOrganization (ReOrganización Corporal).
Ballet After Dark - Baltimore
Ballet After Dark is an organization in Baltimore, USA, that provides holistic dance therapy to survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Founded in 2016 by Tyde-Courtney Edwards, a classical trained ballerina, art model and survivor of sexual assault.
FORCE: upsetting rape culture
FORCE: upsetting rape culture is an art activist collective in Baltimore, USA, devoted to upset the culture of rape and promote a culture of consent. FORCE is best known for the Monument Quilt a collection of 3,000+ stories of survivors from sexual and intimate partner violence displayed 50 times in 34 cities in the United States and Mexico. In 2014, La Casa Mandarina AC made a partnership with FORCE to share experiences and projects.
Ballet After Dark México comenzó su primera temporada el 7 de septiembre de 2020.
Próximamente presentaremos a nuestrxs participantes.