Maura Michelle Garcia Comes to Diana Wortham Theatre

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to present a performance of The Little People by MIXED BLOOD WOMAN at Diana Wortham Theatre at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 10, 2009

MIXED BLOOD WOMAN is a contemporary dance theater company founded by Maura
Michelle Garcia. Garcia performs her original multi-media piece that explores the world of the ancient Cherokee fairies, the Yvwi Tsvsdi or “little people,” and the having, loosing and reclaiming of traditional Cherokee beliefs and a conscious Native identity.

“We’re thrilled to host Maura Michelle Garcia in conjunction with the Museum’s
exhibition of contemporary Cherokee carvers. Maura is a contemporary dancer and
choreographer of Cherokee descent and this is a wonderful opportunity to connect two
different art forms that both relate to the past and continue the dialogue of what it means to be Cherokee today,” says Nancy Sokolove, Asheville Art Museum Adult Programs Manager.

Garcia has recently been awarded a studio residency through the Charolotte Street
Foundation’s Urban Culture Project in Kansas City, MO. Tickets are available at the Diana Wortham Theatre Box Office, by calling 828.257.4530

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