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with Charly Santagado

May 15 & 16
10 am - 12 pm PST


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Photo: Brian Curry

Charly Santagado is a dance artist originally from Orlando, Florida, living in Metuchen, New Jersey and working throughout the NYC metropolitan area. She graduated with highest honors in philosophy with minors in dance, music, and creative writing from Rutgers University, and founded a contemporary dance company with her sister Eriel in 2017 called mignolo dance. In addition to dancing with companies like VALLETO Dance, ReFrame Dance Theatre, and Katelyn Halpern and Dancers, she also regularly performs in her own work, which has been presented at numerous venues around the tristate area including Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, GK Arts Center, CityCenter Studios, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Paul Taylor Studios, Peridance, Triskelion Arts, Suzanne Roberts Theater, HERE Arts Center, and Baruch Performing Arts Center. Charly was part of the 2019 Dance Canvas Choreographic Initiative, was selected for coLAB Arts’ 2019 new choreography commission, was a 2019-2020 Urbanity Next resident choreographer, and recently won Berrie Center for the Arts' Leaning into the Unknown competition. In addition to being a dancer and choreographer, Charly is the dance curator for Jersey City Theater Center and a Dance Critic and Journalist writing for Dance Informa.


Movenglish® is a movement language in progress that directly corresponds to English. In this language, the nuances of English (i.e. sound, meaning, connotation, tense, difficulty, part of speech etc.) are embodied in as objective a fashion as possible through both the accumulation of collective human intuitions and in-depth analyses of words and concepts. In Charly's class, you will be provided a short warmup and then dive right into Movenglish-based phrase work, exploring with the mind at least as much as with the body, focusing on things like intentionality, specificity, and the communicative power of movement. You’ll then work on translations of your own, using elements of the phrase work to mold your own Movenglish phrase and discussing your composition process with your peers. Do you want to be a contributor to a brand new language? Now’s your chance!


  • 15+

  • previous dance training & passion for movement

  • performance experience or curiosity about sharing dance with others

  • experience with or curiosity about text & movement

  • desire to adapt, create, connect, and contribute ​


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This workshop has rolling admission. If it reaches capacity, we will indicate as such in bright red on our website. 


$25 for one day/$40 for both days

Offered online via Zoom

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