The vessel of life are the experiences that we hold whether they are meaningful or leaves us with a trail of scars. As a choreographer I am fascinated with the different experiences that holds the spaces within our psyche and how that projects upon the exterior world. The way that translates into my dancing is by exploring the in-between crevasses of authenticity and embodying rawness to project that unto the world.
As a Mexican American physically disabled woman artist I seek innovative provocation to provide genuine equity upon the dance community. I find ways in which disability isn’t the center of a attention but a part of life that is deep with lived experiences. I believe it is imperative to create work that touches upon emotions, stories, experiences that are difficult to express through written forms. I dive deep into dark aesthetics, abstractions, and storytelling that engages the imagination and relevance to reality.
Translating choreography onto my disabled body is the greatest adventure as a dancer. I find ways to piece together my artistry into the material that is given and remain curious to the “what if’s’ in this process. It an opportunity to dive deeper into the choreography in a more intimate level. I get to explore and play with musicality, speed, and dynamics while ensuring integrity of the choreography. The process becomes the most important phase as it helps me develop an authentic and raw performance.
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