Mother Rhea, a flightless oddity among her bird family, pressed her accordion neck through the fence opening. Meeting my height on her svelte legs, she bowed her head, so I did the same. She shares a name with the mother of Zeus. I asked her how she continues to stand erect on strained muscles.
That's Not My Neighbor (2018)
Since Fidel Castro’s revolution, the globalization of dance has initiated heightened interaction between Cuban and American artists. In That’s Not My Neighbor, five women move through sharp accents, intricate torso undulations, and swift footwork to echo the urgent nature of political discussions. The slap of a metronome and skewed balletic positions depict the force of American, artistic standards. Under the threat of alienation, dancers must navigate through the illusions and tensions of collaboration and alternate between the roles of the “watched” and the “watchers”.
7Midnights Physical Research (June 2019), WAXworks (August 2019), Liberty Hall Dance Festival (September 2019)