I consider that as a dance artist I have a political role, which I am attentive in my professional decisions and above all; in my contemporary dance pieces. I seek to interact with multidisciplinary teams and especially with people that have values related with: social justice, hard work, Gender ideologie, and equality.
Furthermore, I have worked for many years as an independent artist, producing and financing in various ways all my choreographic projects, thus, I was able to find new possibilities to understand that art is not a business. At the same time, I am inspired by what I see, what is empirical, what happens around me. My piece ‘AIRUYAI’ is based on my experience as HIV positive. The starting point of the piece ‘Las locas Lucidas’ is the violence that I have seen towards my sisters and mother due to the fact of just being born women in my country. The piece ‘Los Guerreros del Hambre’ comes from the hunger that I recognize in myself and in my colleagues, the same hunger that wants to change our reality, to seek new horizons, to give some examples. I am very interested in dance language and its use, with its technical and performative complexities, the relationship between reality and fiction within the dance piece and its performativity.
Further, I’m interested in the politics of dance and how the choreographic encounter can be a ritual. I argue that a choreographic material, no matter how beautiful, has no reason to be seen by an audience; the stimulation of the senses as a hobby or simply a call to admiration is similar to advertising. On the other hand, if its political role calls for an expansion of awareness or makes visible a social reality as a way of denouncement (or simply to be observed) can of course be entertaining and stimulating. In this way, it calls for an awareness that is attentive to the reality that we have built as a contemporary society and wonders how we can keep building it.
This is how communication comes in, I have the intention to call the audience to think about ideas, questions and demands that have to do with what happens in different places of the planet; where rivers dry up and people suffer from hunger, thirst and illness, as exchange for the privilege of a few. Dance without a political role and with no real idea of community, does not have any sense or reason to exist, other than that be a hobby after working in the office