Monday, April 12, 1:30-3pm, this on-line event requires advance registration

Started in 2018 in Columbus, Ohio, On Board(hers) is a series of contemporary dance workshops and performances based on the experiences and testimonies of female immigrants, using movement, language, and trauma-informed techniques to show the healing and therapeutic dimension of community dancing. By collecting testimonies and facilitating the transformation of traumas into movement forms, we seek to model best practices for transformational community engagement through storytelling and show how global mobility is part of contemporary national and global history. Today, On Board(hers) welcomes participants in France, Germany, Mexico, and the U.S.

Our three-headed presentation will offer an overview of our work, outcomes, and kinesthetic testimonies that we have collected over time. Addressing the different challenges of each country we encountered and the digital techniques that we had to develop to ensure the safety of our participants, we will share images, videos, and stories before facilitating a 20-minute workshop with the attendees of the symposium.


• Gloria Alejandra Flores, Associate Facilitator for On Board(hers) Mexico, and Ph.D. Candidate at The University of Arizona

• Lucille Toth, Founder of On Board(hers), and Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University, Newark

• Flor Turiace, Independent Dance Teacher, and Associate Facilitator for On Board(hers), Germany

The introduction to this event will be done by Merijn van der Heijden, Director, OSU Urban Arts Space.

RSVP for this event by using this link.

In conjunction with Bringing the Border to Columbus: A Virtual Symposium, April 12-16.


Monday, April 12, 2021 - 1:30pm

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