Gregory Dorado is a dancer, choreographer, actor, writer and director of new original performance works and films. He is a graduate of The California Institute of the Arts and founder of SHIFT, a performance collective. His performance and film work include non-traditional immersive theatrical experiences that blur the line between dance, film, theatre and performance art. His work investigates universal human experience, community engagement, and his own identity as a queer artist of color. Originally from Sacramento, Gregory is currently living in New Orleans.
In this episode:
- The status quo narratives of what dancers are supposed to look like. Tradition as a burden.
- The impact of elitist ideals, colonialism, and language in expressive movement for underserved communities.
- The body as instrument and music.
- Creating and exploring ritual solely with the body.
- Plant medicine as body ritual.
- Claiming your power and body identity.
- Being in dialog with plants and relating it to our human experiences.
- Wiggling and shaking as self care.
Connect with him through Instagram @gregorydorado or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about his SHIFT Performance Collective offerings. Also, find his newest plant medicine project Amber House Apothecary at www.amberhouseapothecary.com and @amberhouseapothecary.
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