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Mon, Mar 18


LaMama Shares The Downstairs

Rachel Repinz, Enya-Kalia Creations, Mar Talavera-Tejeda +Sheree V. | EstroGenius 2024: EXPANSION at La Mama Shares

2024 brings the theme of EXPAND to our residencies all over the city, including the one and only La Mama! Join us for the sweet vocal tones of Sheree V. Cambell, and the dances of Rachel DeForrest Repinz, Enya-Kalia Jordan, and Mar Talavera-Tejeda.

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Rachel Repinz, Enya-Kalia Creations, Mar Talavera-Tejeda +Sheree V.  | EstroGenius 2024: EXPANSION at La Mama Shares
Rachel Repinz, Enya-Kalia Creations, Mar Talavera-Tejeda +Sheree V.  | EstroGenius 2024: EXPANSION at La Mama Shares

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Mar 18, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

LaMama Shares The Downstairs, 66 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003, USA


About the event

EstroGenius + La Mama Shares offer the ESTROGENIUS 2024 EXPANSION at La Mama NIGHT 1

EstroGenius Co-Producer and Curator maura nguyen donohue brings you incredible artists Sheree V. Campbell, Rachel Deforrest Repinz, Enya-Kaila Jordan, Mar Talavera-Tejeda and more!

If I Could Just Reach Out and Touch It, by Rachel DeForrest Repinz is an intimate multi-sensory performance exploring girlhood, grief, and how to make the perfect pot of coffee. Utilizing experimental approaches to audio description and accessibility as creative praxis, the cast invites audiences to be immersed in their world.

Ebonic Bodies in Motion, by Enya-Kalia Jordan. If Black feminism is to womanism, as purple is to lavender, then the Ebonic body is my jam, acting as a joyful celebration of us ratchet Black girls as scholars and innovators - This choreographic work is a  Black ‘fly gurl’ (i)teration of "Ebonic Bodies in Motion: Discerning the Metaphysical Emergence of African American Vernacular Embodiment” which centers Black women in Brooklyn, their knowledge systems, and African American Vernacular English (AAVE). This work celebrates and cultivates dance performance, prioritizing Black women’s embodiment as expressed across the body, movement, sound, and aesthetics. It imagines AAVE as soul communication expressed as both spoken and movement languages voiced from the Black "fly gurl's" prerogative. This developing choreography work plays with projection,  and light to discuss how the Ebonic body transcends and is viewed from moment to moment. It also utilizes colloquialisms, poetic verse, and documentary to compliment Black women's stories told through movement.This multi-module project (written research, oral stories, choreography, documentary, pedagogy) is apart of Enya-Kalia Jordan's practice-based dissertation research, which utilizes a decolonial activist methodology, asking the audience to consider which bodies are traditionally considered changemakers and culture creators

Por Debajo de la Rodilla, by Mar Talavera-Tejeda is a dance piece that explores the human urge to be saved, seen, and forgiven by a higher power and entity. This work research is guided by the perspective that the body has its unique language that speaks for us, revealing hidden truths that transcend our consciousness and carry our ancestors' wisdom, memories, and knowledge.


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