A new evening-length work by José A. Luis through a Red Eye Curated Rental.
In brief: The start of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The celebration of Mexican Independence Day. Three Mexican-identifying/rooted dance artists. The weight of history, identity, and intuitive yet construct of communal events permeates this new work. Departure gave urgency to this new creation and departure challenges the tangibility right now, and inevitably thereafter. This is a dance reckoning with time.
In personal: What does it mean to gather one group of people, under one vision? How do you make space for histories, stories, uncertainties, departures, and returns? Emerging from a history of solo works revolving around my own experiences, I have struggled to find a clear way of welcoming other stories to co-exist with mine. The urgency to share more of my work with my family while striving for personal growth layers my approach to this piece. What vision I had is now in a state of acceptance; an echo of where I am. I fall back on the memory of where it started and how I lead, desde aquí.
Ensemble: José A. Luis, Lizzette Chapa, and Margaret Ogas
Reservations are open.
Friday and Saturday, September 15-16
6:30pm: Doors open/Small Gallery/Conversation
6:55pm: Doors close