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Marion Ramirez
Marion Ramirez

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MacAlister Hall 2018

Puerto Rican dance artist, Marion Ramírez, is dedicated to the art of improvisation as a tool for experiencing bodily agency and empathy. She holds a BFA from The Laban Center London and an MFA at Temple University. Since 2003, she has been immersed in the practice of Kinetic Awareness and Body-Mind Centering®, currently she does Somatic Movement Education and Therapy as a Dynamic Embodiment™ practitioner, after studying with Dr. Martha Eddy.

She founded and directs caracola- somatic movement teaching platform. She facilitates movement sessions online and in person for family members of all ages to support the bond across generations and help individuals experience body-mind connections while dancing and finding joy. She teaches Contact Improvisation and Somatics at Temple University, and Drexel University, as well in numerous international festivals in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Germany, and the US. As a movement specialist at The Children’s Community School and The Fathering Circle where she developed community arts work and curriculum for strengthening of bonds across generations while using a somatic approach to touch and movement. Marion's choreography has been supported by the Reflection-Response Choreographic Award 2019 and presented in Philadelphia, New York, South Korea.