Wed, Aug 17|
Liquid Leading ft. Mori Granot-Sanchez
What the heck is liquid leading or switch leading? What is the connection between alternating partner roles and breaking gender role attachment? And how can this help us build safe spaces for youth and community? Questions & Sharing welcome.
Time & Location
Aug 17, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
About the event
Mori Granot-Sanchez (she/her/hers), based in Rhode Island, is the founder and director of Rhode Island Latin Dance, a dance school she started in 2012. In 2017 she launched her professional dance team, RILD-Synergy. Through her community work, Mori teaches weekly salsa classes at the Brown University Salsa Club and directs their performance team Alma Salsera. She ran various after school dance programs and art credit-eligible dance classes for inner-city youth in high schools throughout the state. She currently teaches at Bradley Hospital for the Healing Arts Program, where she provides a creative and therapeutic dance outlet to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of young patients. Mori began dancing at the age of five in Haifa, Israel, delving into Israeli folk, jazz, modern, and ballet. She began dancing salsa at age seventeen. Her travels led her to the US in 2006, where she would later pursue her love of salsa and embark on her professional dance career. Mori is a dance artist, teacher, choreographer and performer who focuses on salsa as a teaching tool for self-development and inclusivity.
Ana 'Masacote' Tinajero is an award-winning Afro-Latin dance artist and performing arts curator who loves engineering spaces for community connection and conversation through the arts. She has spread the salsa bug to more than 30 countries and is the founder of Dance to Power, an online Afro-Latin dance academy. Through her social impact initiatives, Ana advocates for LGBTQ inclusivity and gender and racial equity in the arts. She holds a BS in Management Science from MIT. Recent awards include: 2022 MCC Artist Fellow, 2020/21 Kennedy Citizens Fellow, 2019 WBUR Artery 25.
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