Asociación Cultural Minaq Ecodanza
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“When I dance I have wings and it is this freedom that allows me to get to faraway places where men have not destroyed the Earth mother”.
URSULA (MINAQ) CARRASCAL VIZARRETA is the Director of the Cultural Association Minaq Ecodanza, a Peruvian organization working since 2008 in creating environmental awareness through movement, therapy and visual arts. As a journalist, choreographer and ecologist she has worked intensely more than 20 years ago in promoting sustainable livelihoods in a lovely and creative way. Ursula´s experience as a leading performer has included the research and execution of indigenous children contemporary dances related to climate change and natural ecosystems (Amazon) and she has worked for years with people impacted by lead and debris contamination. During the year 2000 she won the International Ecology Peace Prize (Bolivia) and during 2017 was recognized as The Woman for Environment (University of Callao). She has worked with national and international associations in networking and organizing events with regional and global leaders allowing her to be in 22 countries as speaker and leading workshops. Ursula has been trained in social therapy by the East Side Institute (NYC) and currently studying to become in a dance therapy by the 92nd Street Y. She has studied a Master in Gender, Policy and Society.