Performance: (nest)eggs

Thursday, April 22 @ 6:00 pm CST
Friday, April 23 @ 6:00 pm CST
Wednesday. April 28 @ 6:00 pm CST

Director: Erica Saucedo
Choreography / Performers: Erica Saucedo & Bonnie Cox
Videography: Matt Bradford
Music: del corazón nace el enjambre by Ále Acevedo.

Artist’s Statement: it arrives to us, we attune to it, only partially. (nest)eggs is a retelling of the tale(s) of la cucaracha. Existing as a landmark of an iterative performance practice that asks what brownness does in the world, this dance-theatre work collects dance, text, images, objects, and music to bring forth an offering for the future. Through embodied research and performance, this process interweaves stories of self-metamorphosis, resistance, and revolution to wonder how attuning to brownness might expand possibilities of freedom.

Erica Saucedo is a dance artist and educator based in Austin, Texas. A current M.F.A. candidate in Dance and Social Justice at the University of Texas at Austin, Erica’s research is a curious exploration and celebration of brownness. Dedicated to building community through dance, she is enlivened by pursuing collaborative arts-based projects that strive for fearless inquiry, affective curiosity, socio-political irreverence, and shameless bodies.

Chicana dance artist Bonnie Cox explores identity and social phenomena through performance, choreography, and pedagogy. She currently serves as the Director of Dance at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, and Co-Director of Geografía, a dance festival that centralizes the work of Latinx dance artists in Texas. Bonnie received her MFA in dance from The University of Colorado Boulder in 2018 and BFA from Texas State University in 2011. Her writings are published in “Chiricú Journal of Latina/o Literatures, Arts and Cultures.”

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