Elba Hevia y Vaca
Art and Change Grant
Change Partner: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
Elba will direct Geografia Intima, a feminist flamenco dance, that explores stereotypical representations of three different historical-religious female archetypes in Latino culture--the witch, the virgin, and the dreamer. The piece will use nontraditional music, movement, and visual imagery to push the boundaries of the flamenco tradition. The dancers will be surrounded by a visual landscape that includes a map of their intimate geography and live-feed video. Each performance will be followed by a brief presentation about feminist flamenco.
Photo credit: Laureen Griffin