302 South Hicks Street
Part of the 2021 Fringe Festival
In this solo performance, Mariana Valencia pays homage to the work of artists of Mexican descent—from East LA collective Asco to Mexican pop culture icons Don Ramon, El Chavo, and Maria Felix. Like New York’s experimental dance history, these icons have informed her work, and are evoked in a swirling atmosphere of influence. Valencia assumes the role of a news anchor, presenting references as origin stories and creation myths, layering and morphing as they intersect with her own movement.
AIR is a nod to the generations of US mestiza and Latinx artists who exist in a hybridity of cultures—positioned in-between, learning how to belong and not belong to the one or the other. Valencia draws commonalities and kinships to this diaspora as they synthesize within her body of work and research as a Latina artist. She shows us we are all listening through osmosis. This is all in her air, so to speak.
**Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event. For the safety of audiences, artists, staff, and our greater community, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. Fully vaccinated means two weeks after your second dose. You will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include: a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone. Please plan accordingly.
Masks must also be worn for the duration of the performance.
Friday, September 17, 2021 at 8pm
Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 3pm & 8pm
$35 general admission
$15 students and 25-and-under