Dasha Che, the founder and the facilitator of Telaboratoria
Dasha Che (they/them) is Russian-born genderqueer person, an activist, a performer and a dancer.
Dasha has been living in California for the last 13 years, arriving to San Francisco first and moving to Oakland about three years ago. Che’s dance and performance training include Butoh, physical theater, contemporary dance, contact improvisation and some forms of the African diaspora dances. In 2012 Che attended a one-year physical theater program at Flying Actor Studios in San Francisco. In 2016 they graduated from UC Berkeley with Performance Studies in Dance minor and Interdisciplinary Studies in Fields major. Che has been facilitating movement practice for different communities in San Francisco, New Orleans, Oakland, San Salvador, Moscow and St. Petersburg. In 2017 Che collaborated with Morgan True on BroVogue, a full-evening-length dance theater piece that explores masculinity and homoeroticism on non-cis-male bodies.
Che has been a member of a feminist screen printing coop Art Bison Design Coop, printing relevant media and organizing community workshops on making politically engaged art.
In summers of 2017 and 2018 Dasha received an intensive Professional Learning training at Luna Dance Institute in Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula. Dasha also studied with AXIS Dance company learning how to make dance classes more inclusive for differently abled bodies.
Natasha Kim, the administrator of Telaboratoria