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"We 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
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Eluza Santos

"Memories 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."
     Melissa Teodoro, Slippery Rock University, 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."
     Shawn Womack, Department of Theater
     Grinnell College, IA


"We were VERY HAPPY with the presentation of your work, 'Coyolxauhqui ReMembers', which was very well received by our local audiences."
     Ana Macara, Artistic Director of Almada Dance Festival
     Lisbon Portugal

"One of the best concerts I've seen at Brockport (NY) in terms of its cultural richness and quality of the dancing."
     Sondra Fraleigh, Author
     "Dance and the Lived Body: A Descriptive Aesthetics"

"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."
     B. J. Sullivan, Professor
     University North Carolina, Greensboro, Dance Department


"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."
    Penelope Hanstein
, Chair
    Department of Dance at Texas Woman's University

"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,
     Dance Department
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