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26 03, 2020

Time to Pause

2020-03-26T15:34:53+00:00

For those of us who don’t want to jump on the online train… As studios and dancers immediately adjusted to our world shifting online, I took a step back. I am teaching my college courses online, but instead of keeping [...]

Time to Pause2020-03-26T15:34:53+00:00
23 05, 2019

Mini No-Manifesto

2019-05-24T12:31:56+00:00

No to compartmentalization. No to unsustainability. No to quick, meaningless ways of working.   No to compartmentalization: In the past semester—as I planned a symposium, worked on a performance piece, started plans for a performance series in Cleveland, taught and [...]

Mini No-Manifesto2019-05-24T12:31:56+00:00
30 12, 2017

Christmas Wishlist, Year in Review, and New Year’s Resolutions

2018-01-11T21:16:32+00:00

What do I want for Christmas? More than anything, I want dancers. I've been trying to choreograph on just myself pieces that I really envision for multiple dancers. And guess what? It just does not work. It's like a painter [...]

Christmas Wishlist, Year in Review, and New Year’s Resolutions2018-01-11T21:16:32+00:00
24 02, 2017

An artist’s life for me….

2018-01-11T21:12:47+00:00

I remember hearing one of my mentors once say to someone else, she's been extremely lucky in her career. At the time, I thought to myself, luck has nothing to do with it. She has worked her butt off, she [...]

An artist’s life for me….2018-01-11T21:12:47+00:00
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 performance2018-01-11T21:12:28+00:00
7 05, 2016

Marcaje

2018-01-11T21:11:32+00:00

What makes a good marcaje? First, let's start off by defining that word within the flamenco context. For me, it's any step that holds time, or marks time. Unlike ballet, flamenco does not name every step--in flamenco, a step's purpose [...]

Marcaje2018-01-11T21:11:32+00:00