Excerpt from Spine
By Marina Magalhães
MARINA MAGALHÃES is an award-winning choreographer and seasoned dancer from Brazil, based in Los Angeles. Magalhães’s choreography draws from her unique background in Afro-Latin and Contemporary dance practices to create a dance theater grounded in subversive politics and deeply personal story-telling. Her work has been shown throughout LA — REDCAT Theater, Ford Amphitheatre, Zipper Concert Hall, Highways Performance Space, UCLA Fowler Museum, Blaktina Festival — the US — CounterPulse (SF), Bowery Ballroom (NYC), Yerba Buena Night (SF) — and internationally — Maitisong Festival (Botswana), My Body My Space Festival (South Africa) and The Wits Theatre (South Africa). She was awarded the LA Weekly Theater Award for Best Choreography in 2013 for her original work in the pop musical phenomenon “Patty! The Revival”.