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Mexican Choreographers on the Move: Lourdes Luna, Geraldine Cardiel, Argelia Arreola, Erick Montes and Raúl Tamez

Mexican Choreographers on the Move: Lourdes Luna, Geraldine Cardiel, Argelia Arreola, Erick Montes and Raúl Tamez


LaGuardia Performing Arts Center


LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
31-10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101


Friday, November 17, 2023 - 7:00pm



LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

*Part of the Celebrate Mexico Now Festival

Join us for a rare intergenerational gathering of five Mexican choreographers hailing from New York City, Mérida and Mexico City. Lourdes Luna, Geraldine Cardiel, Argelia Arreola, Erick Montes, and Raúl Tamez have spent recent years creating work for their dance companies. This time, they take the stage on their own.



Acusticorporal by Argelia Arreola

A one-woman show that focuses on the body as a resonator for everything it senses and the way it’s shaped by sounds, rhythms, vibrations, and words. The work shows the body itself as a generator of harmony and polyrhythms, transforming it into a musical instrument. Acusticorporal takes inspiration in different traditional styles of African dance from Guinea and Senegal, as well as Son Jarocho from Mexico. This project is made possible by the support from Mexico’s National Endowment for Arts and Culture (FONCA), 2020 Scenic Creators Program.

Sonido sordo by Geraldine Cardiel

This piece is the reflection of two entities trying to survive the weight of existence. Using the space as witness of a story, the choreography shows the relationship between body and sound in their intent to share their presence. Through intricate rhythmic partners, they move together towards the acceptance of a deaf sound.

Re-sonando/Echoing by Lourdes Luna

This solo creates an interactive dialogue through a sound reaction technological system to explore composition in sound and poetics with movement as the main engine. The dancer becomes the composer, who offers an ephemeral piece as the interface she interacts with generates a different combination of poetics, aesthetic and sound for every performance. This project is supported by the Art and Technology Training Program through the 2023 Mentorship Plan for Arts, and Arts and Technology Research Mentorship Plan granted by Mexico City’s Multimedia Center at the National Arts Center.

Small:2Big by Erick Montes

This excerpt from a larger project is a movement exploration meditation that departs from a self-inquiry. How can we give meaning to what others cannot see? During this work, Montes investigates the poetics between vibration and sport physicality going off an analogy about the body joints in relation to romantic memory. This is to acknowledge the possibilities of gestures for emerging anew as a form of resistance to the social chaos we are living in.

HEAVEN by Raúl Tamez

Body as an object, body as a landscape, body without clothes.
Soul and spirit that abandon a body.
Unsexualized nudity. The pureness of the uncovered skin.
Body among clouds, body suspended, polysemic body.
The spiritual body, cosmic body, where is the place that everybody calls heaven?

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