IN THE WORKS
Immersive Dance Theater
IRIA productions is the collaborative effort of Alysia Ramos and Liz Ivkovich. It's mission is to offer unforgettable dance theater experiences that connect with the beauty of vital living landscapes. Rooted in collaboration, IRIA’s productions partner with numerous local organizations and artists to build strong communities of engaged art-makers and enthusiasts.
Community Samba Group
Oberlin Samba School is a student club that celebrates the Afro-Brazilian Art of Samba through performance, education, community engagement and cultural exchange. Boldly embracing the possibilities of the Samba ethos, our mission is to create a community that promotes excellence in dance and music, intercultural understanding, radical inclusivity,
body positivity, social critique and empowered sexual expression. All races, genders, ages, body types and abilities are warmly welcomed and enthusiastically encouraged. Through our activities we provide opportunities for our members to grow as artists, performers,teachers and community leaders while spreading appreciation for Brazilian art and culture, calling attention to its African roots and providing opportunities for Afro-Brazilian masters through workshops, residencies and guest performances.
The Oberlin Samba School works in regular collaboration with The Brazilian Ensemble in The Conservatory of Music, Samba Joia, a Cleveland-based percussion group and Brasilieros of Cleveland a community organization for Brazilians in North East Ohio.
OBERLIN DANCE PROJECT
A Project-by-Project Dance Company
Oberlin Dance Project is a new initiative that seeks to build connections between talented college dancers, local professionals and prominent guest artists to create opportunities for artistic growth and innovative dance development in North East Ohio.
The cornerstones of my current projects are collaboration, community building, intercultural dialogue and the creation of new dance works. For more information on current projects or if you are interested in a new partnership, please get in contact.