Currently I dance and create with Dance to the People (DTTP). DTTP is an itinerant dance project that aims to provide an open space for dance training, movement research, discussion, and performance. We are constantly working on new projects and performing in New York.
#ALLOFTHEABOVE premiered in June 2016 and DTTP continues to present it at events, festivals, calls to action, and wherever else it is needed. It is a dance piece about the artist's role in times of conflict. #ALLOFTHEABOVE poses questions of responsibility and privilege and the freedom to not be defined when defending one specific cause, but to be allowed to acknowledge the existence of all suffering. Hence, Hash tag: ALL OF THE ABOVE.
Narrentanz premiered November 6, 2015 in the Williamson Theater at the College of Staten Island. The piece is inspired by Madness and Civilization by Michel Foucault, conceived and guided by Maira Duarte, received movement input from DTTP's guest artists Benedetta Capanna and Cameron McKinney, and was largely created with movement material from the dancers in NY: Joanna Stone, Michelle Applebaum and Miu Soda, and the dance students of the College of Staten Island: Crystal Zabas, Andrea Gonzalez and Joanna Mengani.
This piece was created thanks to the support of the CUNY Dance Initiative, which provided funds and rehearsal space at the College of Staten Island for the years of 2014 and 2015.
Check out my blog post: THE MAKING OF NARRENTANZ, A JOURNEY INTO A PIECE OF MADNESS.