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We create spaces for students to refine their creative voices in a supportive and challenging environment in response to the social and environmental issues of our times.

DANCE MONKS founded and curated Ook'ot International Dance Festival in the Yucatan, Mexico in January, 2020. The 8-day intensive focuses on rigorous training and creative experimentation for dedicated students and professionals within a supportive community of high-caliber international artists.


Dr. Yanique Hume (Jamaica) Dances of Orixas

Mijail Rojas (Cuba) Survival Skills for the Stage

Erika Suarez (Xalapa) Contemporary Flamenco

Rodrigo Esteva (Mexico City) Site-Specific Performance

Mirah Kllc Moriarty (US/Slavic) Improvisation & Dance Making

Don Damaso Rivas (Mayan Elder) Expert on Mayan Architecture

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