WHPL Dance Marsha Parrilla

Danza Orgánica’s Artistic Director Mar Parrilla will speak about her dance company and its recent collaboration with members of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe in a program at the Woods Hole Library on July 20.

The Woods Hole Public Library has announced that the seventh season of its Lassalle Dance Program will take place in July and August.

Despite her death this spring, Nancy Norman Lassalle’s generosity has continued, allowing the program to extend through this summer. Ms. Lassalle’s knowledge and close contacts with the dance world has made the program a vibrant and successful one.

All events for this year’s series will start at 7:30 PM and take place in the library’s courtyard, unless weather indicates otherwise. For this reason, attendees are asked to register in advance by calling 508-548-8961 or emailing whpl_mail@clamsnet.org. If the event is moved inside, only the first 25 people will be able to attend. Masks are strongly recommended outside and required if the program moves indoors.

On Tuesday, July 20, Mar Parrilla, artistic director of Boston’s Danza Orgánica, will speak about her dance theater company and their focus on counteracting the effects of historical colonization by creating antiracist and anti-patriarchal work. In particular, Ms. Parrilla is interested in expressing the experience of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in a joyful way that sheds light on an untold side of history.

Currently, Ms. Parrilla and her company are working with members of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe on Martha’s Vineyard. Ms. Parrilla will discuss how the two groups have been collaborating at Martha’s Vineyard’s The Yard to create âs nupumukâunean (We Still Dance), which highlights traditional and contemporary stories of the Aquinnah Wampanoag People through dance, song, installation, and storytelling.

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