something will definitely shift presented at Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab, Dec. 2019 (choreographed by: randy reyes in collaboration w/ Malia Byrne Gizeh Muñiz, and Tiffany Tonel)

 

A pendulum in our cores.

We wait for a lover to pass.

We stand in stillness for much longer than we think we should. 

We integrate, slow down, metabolize, digest. 

Sonic vibrations emanate from within us in the midst of the silence. 

Pleasure Practice. Consent. Dissent. Embracing rupture.

Interdependent yet autonomous. 

Can we all get what we need?

Inviting multiplicity of desires, opinions, and needs.

What are the conditions needed for you to bloom fully?

IZ 2 TITE, presented at Joe Goode Annex, Oct. 2019 (co-choreographed by LXS DXS, Filmed by: Chani Bockwinkel)

Boundary Play.

Rinse & Repeat. 

Boundary Play.

Rinse & Repeat. 

Celebrating my No, to make space for my Yes

Celebrating my No, to make space for my Yes

Celebrating my No, to make space for my Yes

Casting a spell for our collective transmutation. 

Casting a spell for our collective transformation. 

Casting a spell for our collective liberation.

you disgust me, presented at Dance Mission Theatre, Nov. 2018 (choreographed by randy reyes in collaboration with Stephanie Hewett, Filmed by: Mark McBeth)

me das asco, honestamente que si.

cuando te vi el otro dia hablando con esa media media, me entro un coraje y me mandaste a un infierno.

this work is part of a fake telenovela series investigating effervescent sculptures, repetitive gestures, time traveling and creating portals to other planes and dimensions, and is another study on an emerging interest in subtle drag eco performance.

the wig and the foil becoming masks and conductors that support shape-shifting intentions. 

BRB gag | ALTAR-ing, presented at California State University San Marcos, Feb. 2019 (co-choreographed by LXS DXS)

Beez in the Trap by Nicki Minaj

Bees dancing inside of Bee Hives communicating with other Bee Hives

Becoming a collective body of water

Bracing for a change in the tide and for the Full Moon ahead

Being and inviting being seen 

Being and inviting being seen eating leftovers

Being and inviting bee-ing seen spitting out the leftovers you just ate.

Being and inviting stillness. 

Expanding Traces - Intimate Spaces, presented at Williams College, May 2014 (choreographed by randy reyes)

Black & Latinx bodies Voguing and creating Voguing / Ballroom culture in the 1970s-1980s in NYC. 

Franz Erhard Walther.

Basquiat's Corona.

Ana Mendieta's Silhuetas, again. 

The Alchemist.

The Magician.

The Wheel of Fortune.

Interstitial Communication. 

No one gets left behind here.

Agua Caliente, Agua Fria, Agua Tibia, presented at ShuaSpace, Spring 2016 (choreographed by randy reyes)

This work was part of a durational performance I choreographed with artists from NYC at a gallery space in Jersey City, NJ called ShuaSpace. The work was framed and conceptualized within my hometown of West New York, NJ which is a predominantly Latinx neighborhood right across from the Hudson River / Manhattan. It was important for me to make this work that reclaimed the tragedy of having a family member deported and reveal a bit more overtly my experience as a first-generation AfroLatinx body. Maps were devised and scores were activated in various sites over the course of four hours. 

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compass_ion, presented at Space 124 | Project Artaud (Winter 2018) 

enough is enough is enough. 

i used to believe that my body was a land mine because of the things i have survived so yes, i am a survivor and yes, i'm yearning for your touch. 

amethyst as a stone that is used to open and create a channel for the Third Eye, which in turn creates a channel for clarity in the midst of chaos and uncertainty;

a conduit for manifesting the eye of the storm within the cacophony of the world to localize the truth and engender a pathway forward. 

Lxs Desaprecidxs, presented at CounterPulse, Dec. 2017 (choreographed by randy reyes in collaboration with LXS DXS)

"How do we collaborate with the force of the unseen?"

Revealing and excavating what is at stake for us all,

We attempt to engender another paradigm by practicing radical generosity, gestures of care, tuning into the space in between, neither from here nor from over there, but from in between. 

As we fall we summon an ancestxr, our bodies the drum,

our bones the structure. our skin, porous. available. present. listening. We begin to descend, but first we must drain the blood. 

Empty out in order to receive.

Becoming collective alchemical compasses.