Monday, January 26, 2015

Full Radius Dance and the Fulbright

Full Radius Dance and the Fulbright

A reception and discussion with Fulbright-Shuman scholar Monika Pozek

Monday, January 26th, 6pm, at the Trolley Barn, 63 Edgewood Avenue Northeast, Atlanta 
Free; donations accepted
Join us for refreshments, a performance by the company and Monika, and a discussion of Monika's residency with Full Radius Dance. Also in attendence will be guest artist Alice Sheppard.
Monika Požek is the founder and artistic director of MeetShareDance. Originally from Slovenia, she began her dance training at Bolero Dance School, dancing and performing with a hip hop and show dance group for 12 years. After graduation with a degree in Adult and Continuing Education, Monika moved to Spain and, later, to Argentina where she studied Dance Therapy at AADT and in the Maria Fux method. and joined classes with a mixed-ability dance group called Grupo Alma (Buenos Aires) where she learned from Susana Gonzales, the leader of this group. This experience led her to do Danceability teacher training in Helsinki. Afterwards, she joined and performed with a wheelchair dance group Zebra in Slovenia . Monika returned to Madrid where she performed and danced with DanZass (2011), a dance organization working with children with autism. In 2012, she founded the MeetShareDance (MSD) festival. MSD is a 4-day festival that promotes and aims to create an international dance network for individuals or groups that are working with dance and disability. MSD implements this by focusing on contemporary dance but welcomes all other styles, while always considering the new choreographic possibilities and new ways of dancing.

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