Dec 2 | 7:30 pm -Siempre quise ser bailaDora (I always wanted to be a Flamenco Dancer)
Virtual livestream Performance with Interactive commentary – $15.00 – Ticketed Event
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About the show
Siempre quise ser bailaDora is an exploration of what it means to be mestiza and flamenca, Caribbean and Diasporic. This piece of research/creation was inspired by the commentary of one participant in a workshop on contemporary flamenco: “I do not want a colonized body.” The work digs into the nostalgia of the “motherland” through collaged movement and sound, in and around the two hybrid bodies. The title plays with the mispronunciation of the word for flamenco dancer that is so common in members of the Latinx community. The work-in-progress premiered on June 3, 2018 at the Koubek Cultural Center in Little Havana, Miami, FL and is part of the work done by Marquez during the “En Residencia” program, and was being further developed into an evening length production to premiere in May 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic began.
About the artist
Niurca Márquez is an artist/researcher with a wide range, as a creator and performer in film, site-specific work and staged performance. Her work has been commissioned by and presented on various curatorial platforms in Europe and the US. She has worked tirelessly on presenting new works that examine notions of identity, cultural memory and ritual in flamenco within a contemporary framework, as well as, works that delve into the multiple layers of communication and understanding in the form. She continuously examines the many intersections of tradition and vanguard to create new languages and expressions embedded in flamenco but informed by contemporary practices in dance and theater: a reflection on the work’s historical placement and potential implications within a contemporary dance setting.