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Public Programs

Movement and Meditation Workshop with szalt dance co.

Thursday, June 8 // Muñoz Waxman Gallery // 6-8pm // $15-$25 sliding scale 

Get your mind and body moving for a two hour B & B workshop with szalt dance company. B & B is a movement-meditation practice led by Stephanie Zaletel and szalt dance company members utilizing guided improvisation and creative tasks to warm the body and stimulate the imagination. This rigorous practice increases stamina, balance, creative thinking, and flexibility. Inspired by the dancers' extensive experiences with Gaga, Yoga, Contemporary, and szalt's repertoire, B & B challenges the mover to work from an intuitive physical state in order to access their physical and mental range. All the while they are inviting a patient and conscious connection between body, blood, brain, breath and the time and space we cohabit.

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Performance: Marshmallow Sea by szalt dance co.

Saturday, June 10 // Muñoz Waxman Gallery // 6-7:30pm // $15-$25 sliding scale tickets

Please join the CCA for a riveting evening of movement and performance with szalt dance co. within the Cryin' Out Loud exhibition in the Muñoz Waxman Gallery. Marshmallow Sea (szalt) is a 40 minute sequel to Zaletel's 2016 evening length, Water Stories, which premiered as part of a 5 month collaborative creative residency at MorYork Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. Marshmallow Sea begins how Water Stories ends. It dives beyond linear narrative and submits to dream logic, physical and psychological "exits", and the natural conservation of sensational memory. Jonathan Snipes (of clipping.) will perform a live sound score utilizing MaxMSP, field recordings, and a modular synth to offer a sensitive, deliberate, and familiar sonic atmosphere. Marshmallow Sea will also feature original costumes by Amabelle Aguiluz and set design by prolific recycling artist, Clare Graham. This dance is for 6 women to perform and to witness. It is meditative and is rooted in the process and effort of exposing unconscious patterns.

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Women's Documentary Shorts Series: Portraits from the Shorelines of Peru

Saturday, June 17 // The Living Room Gallery // 6-7:30pm // Free

The Peruvian coast is abundant, yet the division of gender roles assigns the men to labor at sea while the women fill the void on land. In this collection of 4 short documentaries, we witness the resolve of women who transform fears into strengths and redefine their worth. Their stories are brought to you by DOCUPERU, a non-profit organization that enlists the power of audio visual communication in the fight for the underprivileged to be seen and heard. All of the content was produced during the Caravan, an annual project based on self-representation, which maps out a route to bring free workshops in video production, photography, drawing, and mural painting to the people.

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Performance: Taos Opera Institute’s Cantos de Taos Quartet

Thursday, June 22 // Muñoz Waxman Gallery // 5:30-7pm // Free

The Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe is pleased to present a free classical concert featuring the Taos Opera Institute’s Cantos de Taos Quartet in the Muñoz Waxman Gallery. A reception will follow, providing the audience the opportunity to meet the four talented singers and the Taos Opera Institute’s co-founders, Mary Jane Johnson and Linda Poetschke. The performance features four outstanding artists and is part of a month-long opera festival in northern New Mexico.

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Performance: New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble

Friday, July 7 // Muñoz Waxman Gallery // 6-8pm // $15-$25 sliding scale

The New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble Collective is pleased to present a program of music and performance art coinciding with the Cryin’ Out Loud exhibit on women and femmes artists and activism. The program will include music by Pauline Oliveros, text by Alejandra Pizarnik, performance art by Alison Knowles, and more. The works presented seek to explore artistic engagement in political revolutions over the past century via text and sound. Please join us July 7th, 2017 at 6pm for a pre-concert presentation and at 7pm for the concert.  The New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble, founded in Spring of 2016, presents summer programming throughout New Mexico that focuses on new works by composers throughout the Americas.

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