Behind the Scenes

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23 10, 2016

Self-producing a performance

2018-01-11T21:12:28+00:00

I self produced the recent performances of (Des)Encaracolarse at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. What exactly does that mean? I initiated the project, I took full financial responsibility for the project, I gathered the team, found the venue, did the publicity, [...]

Self-producing a performance 2018-01-11T21:12:28+00:00
30 08, 2015

Dance as a window into the present

2018-01-11T21:05:31+00:00

I realized one of the most important reasons I love dance last week: I only know how to fully live in the present when I am dancing.When the rhythm starts and I lock into it, I am not thinking about [...]

Dance as a window into the present 2018-01-11T21:05:31+00:00
22 06, 2015

Expanding my dancing universe

2018-01-11T21:02:06+00:00

I'm now two weeks in to graduate school. It feels like a LOT longer than that (in a good way). I have learned so much about dancing, the dance world, myself, my body, and so much for in just two [...]

Expanding my dancing universe 2018-01-11T21:02:06+00:00
29 04, 2015

Resting the Body and Feeding the Soul

2018-01-11T21:01:30+00:00

A moment during Sueños Flamencos at The Outpost Performance Space.I've been going non-stop since January. Beginning with shows the first week of the year at APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) Conference, then on to gigs and teaching, then seven weeks [...]

Resting the Body and Feeding the Soul 2018-01-11T21:01:30+00:00
7 02, 2015

What I’ve learned from early mornings

2018-01-11T21:00:58+00:00

Early morning. Pull myself out of bed. Stumble to the bathroom. Splash some water on my face. Get dressed. Grab my bag with my costume and shoes, and my castanets--did I remember to pack my castanets last night? I hope [...]

What I’ve learned from early mornings 2018-01-11T21:00:58+00:00
12 01, 2015

Inspiration

2018-01-11T20:59:26+00:00

I've been a bit un-inspired in my blog writing recently, hence no blog posts for a bit too long. So I thought an interesting topic would be inspiration to dancers and choreographers. The past few months, I've been so busy [...]

Inspiration 2018-01-11T20:59:26+00:00
12 11, 2014

How’s the floor today?

2018-01-11T20:59:14+00:00

When we get to a new theater, one of the first things we ask is, "How is the floor?"It's kind of like asking how the weather is. If one of the dancers has a chance to see the stage before [...]

How’s the floor today? 2018-01-11T20:59:14+00:00
29 10, 2014

What exactly is a residency?

2018-01-11T20:59:02+00:00

Just a couple weeks ago, the winners of the Carlota Santana Choreography Prize at the Choreography Certamen in Madrid came to NYC to set a new work on the company. The residency lasted two weeks and they set a new [...]

What exactly is a residency? 2018-01-11T20:59:02+00:00