were delighted to have the opportunity to premiere this dramatic and poignant
work, bringing together Latina artists from across the country, representing
the cultures of Mexico, Brazil and the United States, to re-interpret
the Aztec myth of the moon goddess, Coyolxauhqui. I myself attended both
performances and was especially
moved by the parallel, presented with striking artistry, between the original legend and the present-day murders of young women in Cuidad Juarez...it is a unique voice that I hope will be experienced by many more audiences, both nationally and internationally. I recommend them highly both to funders and to other presenters."
Dr. Reeve Love, Director of Performing Arts,
National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
of these movements, images and words still linger in our thoughts and
brought us closer with the Latina reality that is no longer that foreign
to our little community of Slippery Rock, PA."
"It was a finely crafted performance. What a
pleasure it was for me to host such a residency. LDP is certainly an important
contribution to the field of dance and contemporary performance."
were VERY HAPPY with the presentation of your work, 'Coyolxauhqui ReMembers',
which was very well received by our local audiences."
"One of the best concerts I've seen at Brockport
(NY) in terms of its cultural richness and quality of the dancing."
"I still think of these women and the celebration
of their culture months after seeing the performance. I was thoroughly
moved on many levels and in many ways by their dedication and commitment
to who they are as individuals, women, performers and finally Latinas."
"These are four very generous women and wonderful role models for students. We could see so clearly in their dancemaking the choices they made as artists and how these influenced the ways they chose to shape their personal careers. The four Latinas interacted in so many different ways with our students and were very open about the opportunities and challenges they have experienced along the way. They talked about their teaching, what was important to them in their choreography and performance, and took the time to look at students' work and give feedback.
We have a very diverse group of students and working with the Latina
Dance Project was a very empowering experience for them -- it
made a huge difference interacting with someone who has experienced what
they are experiencing."
|"At a time when
all of us in educational settings are seeking to enhance understanding
of cultural diversity, the Latina Dance Project is especially
welcome. The diversity
within the performance provided significant input for students, faculty, and other members of the community to confront and challenge stereotypes. We are delighted that this is an ongoing project, and look forward to future performances."
Susan W. Stinson, Past Chair
University of North Carolina, Greensboro,