On April 2, 2012 Maija Garcia/Organic Magnetics curated a live installation art maze for the guests of New York Live Arts Spring Bash (New York Live Arts is Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and Dance Theater Workshop Re-imagined.
A theatrical journey through time, Ghosts of Manhattan traces New York City’s cultural evolution over five hundred years, from native land in 1512 to global metropolis in 2012. This walk-through theater is an interactive experience of New York City in 5 centuries.
A confluence of social struggle over three centuries, ‘1812, 1912, 2012: A Trio’ was performed at the Rubin Museum in October 2011. Direction, Choreography and Concept by Maija Garcia with Oscar Trujillo. Music composed by Elio Villafranca.
‘Co-Incidence’ overlaps divergent family histories by exploring migration patterns over time. Music composed by Elio Villafranca with percussionist Yoshi Takemasa and vocalist Beatrice Anderson. Direction, Concept and Choreography by Maija Garcia. Performed at The Kitchen, 2011.
YaYa Dreams A Future, directed and choreographed by Maija Garcia is a live installation inspired by a series of organic digital paintings by Delano Franklin. Composed by Monk and Hamilton. Costume design by Anjia Jalac, lighting by Sanjib Mukhopadyay (Littlefield, 2009) and Xavier Pierce (Summerstage, 2010).
A solo choreographed and performed blindfolded by Maija Garcia. Original music composed by Bora Yoon. Presented at City Center and Alice Arts Center in Oakland, CA in 2007.
A tribute to Afro-Cuban artist Harold Williams, Oshun Negro was choreographed and performed by Maija Garcia, with live vocals/music by Astrid Suryanto. Presented at Wow Cafe Theater and Mark Morris Theater, 2007.
Suspects examines a post 911 culture of suspicion. Directed and Choreographed by Maija Garcia. Video by Hanifah Walidah; Music by Nas/Massive Attack and The Game. Performed at Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance and Dance New Amsterdam, NYC, 2006.
Capture This Rapture is an ensemble piece conceived and choreographed by Maija Garcia about the impossibility of capturing movement. Commissioned Dance New Amsterdam, NYC, 2006.
hOMe. A story about reviving a butterfly. Duet choreographed by Maija Garcia; Performed with Shayla-Vie Jenkins; music by Lobi Traore. Commissioned by Dance New Amsterdam, NYC. 2006
…ingo… Choreographed by Maija Garcia to the instrumental track Confusion, by Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Explodes the linear urban lifestyle by awakening an expansive life force within. Commissioned by Dance New Amsterdam, NYC, 2006.