Binding creativity and sustainability to generate urban folklore for the future.
Based in Harlem, Organic Magnetics (OM) is a cultural arts organization that produces interactive live installations and offers theater arts education. Organic Magnetics is composed of international artists and designers committed to creation, innovation and transformation through cultural dialogue and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Creative director Maija Garcia facilitates collaborations with artists and designers to make interactive theater, exploring themes of urban life, environmental sustainability, and social justice movements. OM believes art is a universal language that can bridge cultural differences through creative process, live installations, and urban community engagement.
Creative Process engages artists in collaboration to communicate across mediums, explore intersections in art and culture and develop a practice of dialogue that informs the work.
Live Installation expands audiences, making art accessible to a wide range of people. Public exhibitions and site specific performance activates the relationship between artist and observer, increasing awareness and initiating a transformative experience.
Urban Engagement cultivates community as collaborating artists become facilitators that empower aspiring artists as creative leaders through a series of workshops, culminating in a community arts exhibit.
Organic Magnetics is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Organic Magnetics must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Maija Garcia is a Cuban-American director and choreographer whose signature work is featured in Guthrie Theater's new production of West Side Story, directed by Joe Haj, Spike Lee’s Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It and the film Chi-Raq. Director of Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha in Havana, Cuba, Heather Henson’s CRANE and Legend of Yauna with Marie Daulne (Zap Mama). Choreographic works include Cuba Libre with director Damaso Rodriguez at Artists Repertory Theater, Another Word for Beauty with Steve Cosson at the Goodman Theater and Fats Waller Dance Party with Jason Moran and Meshell N'degeocello at Harlem Stage, Kennedy Center and various international jazz festivals.
Garcia worked alongside Bill T. Jones to choreograph the Tony Award winning musical FELA! On Broadway, becoming creative director of FELA! World Tour and FELA! The Concert. She is currently working on original choreography for West Side Story with director Joe Haj at The Guthrie Theater and Hatuey, a Cuban-Yiddish Opera at Montclair Peak Performances. A graduate of California Institute of Integral Studies with a BA in Sustainable Development, Garcia founded Organic Magnetics to create folklore for the future, producing Ghosts of Manhattan: 1512-2012 an interactive history in Fort Tryon Park and I Am NY: Juan Rodriguez at El Museo del Barrio.
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