Moving Bodies, Shifting Boundaries: POSTPONED

[Editor’s Notes: Due to scheduling conflicts, this event is going to be postponed for a later date! Please stay tuned for when Marsha and Matthew and the Boston Center for the Arts join forces again! Thank you! –MC]

Associate Artistic Director Matthew Cumbie joins forces with Marsha Parilla, Director of Danza Organica in Boston, to lead a day-long workshop rooted in the intersections of their creative research. In partnership with the Boston Center for the Arts, this workshop will follow a free event– Martha’s Artist Salon— that invites local communities in Boston to join in conversation and movement with ideas connected to gender and sexuality as we experience them in our dancemaking. For those wanting a deeper opportunity to move their bodies and shift boundaries, read more details below and register here! This workshop is a connected to Growing Our Own Gardens, conceived and directed by Matthew, and a part of Dance Exchange’s Organizing Artists for Change.

Information for the Martha’s Artist Salon event, led by Marsha Parilla (Danza Organica) and Matthew Cumbie (Dance Exchange) in partnership with the Boston Center for the Arts.

For more information about the FREE Martha’s Artist Salon event, visit the Boston Center for the Arts here. For more information about the day-long workshops:

Moving Bodies, Shifting Boundaries: Process, Performance, and Identity

As our society comes to new understandings and articulations of gender identity and
sexuality, what is required to stand in truth? Through a dancemaking process that connects us across age, difference, and distance—how can we remain nimble to those articulations? Join Marsha Parilla, Director of Danza Organica, and Matthew Cumbie, an Associate Artistic Director of Dance Exchange, to explore identities, herstories and histories, especially as they relate to gender identity and sexuality. This participatory discussion and workshop will share creative practices and connect participants to local and national conversations to better understand the historical and contemporary contexts of queer and women-centered community building.

Folks of all gender identities are encouraged to attend. Please note– you must be able to attend all workshops to register for the day-long experience.

Saturday, February 4th (Immediately following the Martha’s Salon)

12:00 to 1:30– Workshop 1, led by Marsha Parilla| Danza Organica
1:30 to 2:30– Lunch break
2:30 to 4:00– Workshop 2, led by Matthew Cumbie| Dance Exchange
4:00 to 4:10– Break
4:10 to 5:10– Reflection & Synthesis
5:10 to 5:30– Closing Circle & Remarks

$75– $140
We do not want price to be a barrier to attend, and are invested in cultivating opportunities for all to be involved; because of this, we have are asking participants to contribute an amount that feels possible and that falls somewhere on this sliding scale.

For questions, please email Matthew at

About Matthew Cumbie

Matthew Cumbie (Associate Artistic Director) is a dance artist and collaborator who currently lives in Washington, DC.