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Movement Class with visiting artist Sam Aros Mitchell

  • Ananya Dance Theater 1197 University Avenue West St. Paul, MN 55104 United States (map)

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

Ananya Dance Theatre | Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice, 1197 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN 55104

This class incorporates investigative scores that I have learned from my work with Rosy Simas over the years, as well as the many physical training methods that I’ve encountered and trained with as a performer and teacher. These techniques include yoga, Feldenkrais, Indigenous practices, cognitive re-patterning, Suzuki training, Viewpoints, Augusto Boal’s Games for Actors and Non-Actors, contemporary dance technique, gymnastics, and Min Tanaka's Body Weather/MB training. By centering love, respect, reciprocity, and empathy into this movement practice, we as a community will move towards an experience that flows with continuous non-stopping intention, pushing into our personal self-empowerment, agency, and empathy. It will also be really fun! EveryBody is welcome; every age is welcome.

Please wear comfortable clothing. This class is open to all kinds of movers, beginning, intermediate or advanced. Space is limited. Please email to reserve a space.

Sam Aros Mitchell is Yaqui (enrolled Texas Band of Yaqui Indians). Sam earned his MFA in Dance Theatre from UC San Diego (Kumeyaay territory), and a BFA in Dance from UC Santa Barbara (Chumash territory). Sam has performed and taught professionally for over 25 years. He continues to work, teach, and learn, from within his Yaqui community, from within Native American and First Nations communities, and from within contemporary dance communities. He is currently in his fourth year of a performance studies PhD program at UC San Diego.

ACCESSIBILITY: All event locations are accessible. To request accommodations, such as ASL-Interpretation, to any of these events, please contact Jess Grams at

This class is a part of  Rosy Simas’ Weave

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 the Native community, dance community, and the general public. All events are free. 

Everyone is welcome.

Earlier Event: January 9
Intergenerational Gathering
Later Event: January 12
Weave at The Ordway