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Merengue in Marlboro

“Why do we social dance, and in what ways does the social dancing space exist and become created? Who/what creates it? Why is social dance important? I am interested in the ways bodies interact on and off the dance floor, and the ways we communicate verbally and with our bodies. I will always seek to understand the sensation of letting go that is created by giving into the music and dance.”
— Karissa Wolivar ’18

Karissa presented an interactive Plan show in November titled “Textura/Texture.” Karissa choreographed performances of five forms of Latin social dance she experienced in her study abroad experience in Costa Rica—merengue, bachata, bolero, salsa, and cumbia—and invited audience members to participate.

Photo by Clayton Clemetson ’19