Tuesday, April 27 @ 6:00 pm CST
Thursday, April 29 @ 5:00 pm CST
Choreographer & Performer: Eduardo Rosales
Videography: Julio Ceniceros
Music: Fontanez, Jimmy & Maxwell, Doug “Mariachiando.” Royalty-Free Music, 2016 Video. Mujer Casos de La Vida real. Created by Silvia Pinal, Canal De Las Estrellas, 2004
Artist’s Statement: Queer showcases the experience I had as a gay man growing up in a heavily homophobic environment. Growing up in El Paso, Texas there was two main cultures I was exposed to; 1) The Hispanic “Machista” Americans & 2) The Conservative Bible Belt Americans. In both cultures I never felt welcomed or wanted. Queer dives into the struggles with mental health, the consequences of abuse and concealment of oneself. Exploring healing through movement is what really inspired the final production. I want queer to be able to speak truths, and influence change in all the communities we are a part of. We have come a long way but we must look back so we do not repeat history.
My name is Eduardo Rosales. I am a 26 years old and a senior at The University of Texas at El Paso. I am an El Paso native and part of the LGBTQ+ community. I plan to become an educator and teach dance at a high school level. I have been working alongside two local school districts for 8 years teaching colorguard and being a substitute teacher.