How do we change when we cross this membrane
This piece is an exploration of crossing membranes and borders, and adapting to new situations in the 20th and 21st centuries. How do we embody transition, and what are the changes in the body, movement and emotions associated with it? I was inspired by the story of two multi-talented women artists who migrated from California to Mexico in the 1920s: Rosa Rolando and Tina Modotti. Rosa was a dancer from California, who became a painter, photographer and a celebrated specialist in Mexican cuisine. Tina Modotti, most known for her photography work and political activism in Mexico, was also a filmmaker and actress in the 1910s in California. I combined the stories of Tina and Rosa with the stories of many unknown women who have migrated from other countries to California in the 21st century.
Choreography: Diana Lara in collaboration with the performers
Performers: Nicole Casado, Sophia Chudacoff, Christine Germain, Diana Lara
Music editing: John Rodgers
Music: Lancashire Looms, Ariel Guzik, Secret Chiefs 3, Silvestre Revueltas, De Arabier
Video: Kim Campisano
Presented at Safe house arts, San Francisco on March 2015, and at Dance Mission Theater on January 30 and Feb 1, 2015 as part of Dance In Revolting Times, DIRT, program