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Movement Workshop

  • Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Drake Room 345 Washington Street St. Paul, MN USA (map)

Taught by Weave performer Sam Mitchell (Yaqui)
FREE | Open to the public
Ages 10+ | All levels welcome

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in the Drake Room
345 Washington Street, St. Paul
Enter through the Travelers Artists’ Entrance on north side of building along 5th Street

This workshop incorporates aspects of contemporary dance, improvisational dance, Augusto Boal’s Games for Actors and Non-Actors, and Min Tanaka's Body Weather/MB training. How can we thrive with change? What happens when we share a movement practice that allows for self-empowerment, agency, and empathy? How can we move past the construct of the mind/body split?

Please wear comfortable clothing. This class is open to all kinds of movers, beginning, intermediate or advanced. Space is limited. Advanced registration required. To RSVP, call 651.282.3115 or secure your spot online at

Sam Aros Mitchell's research focuses on the transformative work of First Nations and Native American dance and theatre artists, who continue to break boundaries, connect land to body, and bring Native communities to a place of healing. Sam is an enrolled member with the Texas Band of Yaqui Indians. He is currently in his fourth year of a PhD program at UC San Diego. Sam has an MFA in Dance Theatre from UC San Diego, and a BFA in dance from UC Santa Barbara. Sam has danced in contemporary dance companies, and has tourednationally and internationally for 25 years. He continues to work, teach and learn, within his Yaqui community, with Native American and First Nation communities and within the contemporary dance community.

ACCESSIBILITY: All event locations are accessible. To request accommodations, such as ASL-Interpretation, to any of these events, please contact Jenea Rewertz-Targui at 651.282.3017 or

Weave is a part of Ordway's Music & Movement series on Saturday, January 12, 2019, 7:30 PM, at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets, call 651.224.4222 | TTY 651.282.3100 or visit  

Complementing the January performance, Rosy Simas Danse, the Ordway and O’Shaughnessy will host several community engagement events for Native and general audiences, all free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. 

Everyone is welcome. Native community members are strongly encouraged to attend. 

Earlier Event: September 20
open rehearsal
Later Event: September 22
open rehearsal