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Marýa Wethers

Marýa Wethers (she/her) has lived and worked in Lenapehoking (NYC) since 1997. She is the Director of the GPS/Global Practice Sharing program at Movement Research and also works as an Independent Creative Producer & Curator. As a dancer, Marýa received a 2017 NY Dance & Performance (“Bessie”) Award for Outstanding Performance with the Skeleton Architecture collective. As a curator, she conceived and created the three-week performance series “Gathering Place: Black Queer Land(ing)” at Gibney Dance and curated for Mount Tremper Arts Watershed Lab Residency (2019 & 2018), Queer NY International Arts Festival (2016 & 2015), and Out of Space @ BRIC Studio series for Danspace Project (2003-2007). Her writings have been published in Configurations in Motion: Performance Curation and Communities of Color (2016 & 2015) organized by Thomas F. DeFrantz at Duke University and the Movement Research Performance Journal 25th Anniversary Issue #27/28 (Spring 2005). She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a BA in Dance, minor in African-American Studies, 1997.

Past Classes & Events

[In-person] GPS Chats: Reports from the Field - Skopje Pride Weekend & Queer Festival

June 21, 2022

[In-person] GPS Chats: Cultural Production Practices in Bulgaria & Hungary

May 25, 2022

[Virtual] Festival | GPS Chats: Close Encounters of a Dance Kind (Croatia/Iran/USA)

November 24, 2020

GPS Chats: Jan Rozman (Slovenia) and Tanya Tchizhikova (Russia) with Nevenka Koprivsek (Slovenia)

January 09, 2020

GPS Chats: Aleksandra Bożek-Muszyńska (Poland) and Elisaveta Penkova (Sweden)

December 03, 2019

GPS Chats: Yassmine Benchrifa (Morocco), Sahar Damoni (Palestine), Mohamed Lamqayssi (Morocco)

October 23, 2019

GPS Chats: International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium

August 27, 2019

GPS Chats: Eva Kronberga and Jānis Putniņš in conversation with Inta Balode (Latvia)

January 08, 2019

Diversity and Accountability: A conversation with the MR Artists of Color Council

November 02, 2016