Friday, April 23 @ 6:00 pm CST
Saturday, April 24 @ 6:00 pm CST
Choreographer: Elisa De La Rosa
Company: Texas Woman’s University International Dance Company
Performers: Meredith Blanttner, Zipporah Bush, T’Keyah Cleveland, Riley Collins, Farah Frayre, Rebeca Gamborino, Miguel Gutierrez, Audrey Hughes, Taylin Johnson, Elisa Marquis, Ashley Miller, Emily Miller, Emily Moorer, Rae Perry, Fabiola Sanchez
Music/Soundscore: Cucurrucucu Paloma by Tomas Mendez Sosa. Vocals: Gustavo Velasco. Musical Arrangement: Johnny Medina & Gustavo Velasco.
Artist’s Statement: In this dance, De La Rosa developed a group work featuring 15 Texas Woman’s University International Dance Company dancers who incorporate roses in their movement while performing in individual alternative spaces and together through Zoom. The dancers touched on their emotional journey related to the current pandemic in a chaotic world to the tunes of a traditional Mexican song “cucurrucucu paloma”.
Elisa De La Rosa, Assistant Professor of Dance at Texas Woman’s University, is a choreographer, performer, dance educator, and the founding artistic director of De La Rosa Dance Company. De La Rosa is the Artistic Director of the TWU Dance International Dance Company, and teaches modern dance technique, choreography, theories of teaching, improvisation, performance, and supervises student dance teachers. Prior to teaching at Texas Woman’s University, she was a dance educator for 14 years in middle and high school Texas dance programs. De La Rosa has choreographed works for Muscle Memory Dance Theatre, MamLuft&Co. Dance, Eastfield College Dance Company, Mosaic Dance Project Tarrant County College Northwest Campus, and Perpetual Motion Dance. De La Rosa holds a BA in Dance with Secondary Teacher Certification from Texas Woman’s University and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Montclair State University.
The Texas Woman’s University International Dance Company (IDC), organized in 1978 by Professor Gladys Keeton, performs live in front of audiences across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Our repertory is constantly shifting and includes traditional and contemporary dance styles from varying countries.