FringeArts – Mariana Valencia: AIR
September 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on September 18, 2021 at 8:00 pm
One event on September 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm
In this solo performance, Mariana Valencia pays homage to the work of artists of Mexican descent—from East LA collective Asco to Mexican pop culture icons Don Ramon, El Chavo, and Maria Felix. Like New York’s experimental dance history, these icons have informed her work, and are evoked in a swirling atmosphere of influence. Valencia assumes the role of a news anchor, presenting references as origin stories and creation myths, layering and morphing as they intersect with her own movement.
AIR is a nod to the generations of US mestiza and Latinx artists who exist in a hybridity of cultures—positioned in-between, learning how to belong and not belong to the one or the other. Valencia draws commonalities and kinships to this diaspora as they synthesize within her body of work and research as a Latina artist. She shows us we are all listening through osmosis. This is all in her air, so to speak.
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