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Motion Media Arts Center presents Narratives of a Migrant Body

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Narratives of the Migrant Body is a dance storytelling event directed by interdisciplinary Brazilian-Amazonian dance artist Angelica Monteiro. The presentation will include a brief opening dance piece by emerging student choreographer Lauren Jershin, entitled It’s Starting Again.

Narratives of the Migrant Body is the first installment of a three-part performance series entitled In Between, created by Angelica Monteiro. The series reflects on the human experience of crossing borders - of territory, culture, and identity. Narratives of the Migrant Body explores the relationship between borders and bodies from a societal and individual level by challenging the myths underpinning the U.S. immigration system.

Angelica and cast members Valentina Reyes, Natalia DePaula, and Makenna Wallace, embody the knowledge they gathered from interviewing Elissa Steglich, co-director of the Immigration Clinic at UT School of Law, as well as their own individual and family migration histories. Blending movement styles of Waacking, traditional Amazonian dances, and improvisation with spoken word, the cast invites the audience to consider the fictions circulating in their consciousness about immigration in the United States. This production of Narratives of the Migrant Body is presented with support from Planet Texas 2050, the University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance, and ARCOS Dance.

Narratives of the Migrant Body is a dance storytelling event directed by interdisciplinary Brazilian-Amazonian dance artist Angelica Monteiro. The presentation will include a brief opening dance piece by emerging student choreographer Lauren Jershin, entitled It’s Starting Again.

Narratives of the Migrant Body is the first installment of a three-part performance series entitled In Between, created by Angelica Monteiro. The series reflects on the human experience of crossing borders - of territory, culture, and identity. Narratives of the Migrant Body explores the relationship between borders and bodies from a societal and individual level by challenging the myths underpinning the U.S. immigration system.

Angelica and cast members Valentina Reyes, Natalia DePaula, and Makenna Wallace, embody the knowledge they gathered from interviewing Elissa Steglich, co-director of the Immigration Clinic at UT School of Law, as well as their own individual and family migration histories. Blending movement styles of Waacking, traditional Amazonian dances, and improvisation with spoken word, the cast invites the audience to consider the fictions circulating in their consciousness about immigration in the United States. This production of Narratives of the Migrant Body is presented with support from Planet Texas 2050, the University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance, and ARCOS Dance.

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Motion Media Arts Center
2200 Tillery St #A, Austin, TX 78723, USA
https://angelica-monteiro.ticketleap.com/narratives-of-the-migrant-body/details

TICKET INFO

$10-$20

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