Martita Abril

Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 at Brooklyn Studios for Dance
10/5, 10/12, 10/19
$8 // cash or check


In this class we will be focusing on how we generate support through the floor, the space, energy, breath, sound and most importantly, through each other. As we move through space, we will be mindful of our bodies and how tuning into senses can complement our actions.

My class will emphasize the geometric shapes and lines, both physical and imaginary, that can both describe and divide the human body and the space surrounding it.

Class will begin with a floor warm-up using set and improvisational material that will carry us through the space. Following that improvisation and compositional scores will be used to work with each other to develop partnering skills, finding efficiency in movement--athletic while minimizing impact.


Martita is a performer, choreographer, and teaching artist from the border city of Tijuana, México. She earned her BFA from San Diego State University and has worked with dance artists and companies throughout México, the U.S. and Ecuador, including a number of projects and performances with Lux Boreal, Allyson Green, Khosro Adibi, Cristina Baquerizo, Will Rawls, Daria Fain, Yanira Castro, and Rebecca Davis. She was named a PECDA Scholar as a “Young Creator” by the State of Baja California and awarded the national FONCA 2012-2013 fellowship. Since relocating to New York in 2013, Martita was selected for the Fresh Tracks Residency at New York Live Arts and she was a mentor for the New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Program in 2015 and 2016. Her work has been commissioned by New York Live Arts, and presented at Movement Research @ Judson Church and Open Performance, New York Foundation for the Arts, HERE Art Center, Mascher Space Co-op in Philadelphia, The Lumen Festival, David & Dorothea Garfield Theater, Potiker Theater in San Diego, at Casa de La Cultura in Tijuana and site-specifics throughout NYC and Tijuana, Mexico. In 2014 SDSU named her Outstanding Alumna. For more info