My philosophy has always been reflected in a quote by Pina Bausch: "I am not interested in how people move, I'm interested in what makes them move." This quote has resonated throughout my professional life. For me the work is about telling a story, but not just my story from my perspective but creating dialogue between people; dancers, creative people, the audience. Their perspective and the connection the work makes between those groups is what informs my work and what I find infinitely inspiring about producing, choreographing and dancing.
FLUX AT little haiti cultural center for art basel, december 3 7-8:30
In the spring of 2016, Agatha was approached but The Stella Group's creative director Kim Grijalva to collaborate on another piece to fit her studio "Box5" located in FAT Village of the Arts. This unique partnership between two professionals had previously sparked something interesting. In 2014 it was Patinas, but this time they wanted more — to expand the amount of dancers and really test the limits of working within the confined 30' x 20' white box. The results were breathtaking. Seven dancers including a 10-year old child who sets the tone for the piece with an emotive representation of birth. The piece that follows pulsates with life from young adult to sexual maturity, to eventual old age and death. Completing the piece, the child returns to the stage to bring the performance full circle in a delicious finale set against the eerie plink of a music box and a distorted B&W projection of a ballerina music box twirling and twirling.
The show has since grown and now includes an additional piece titles "Lovers" and will showcase during Art Basel at the Little Haiti Cultural Center. Purchase tickets for the Saturday performance. Dance vignettes of FLUX begin at 6 pm on the Little Haiti Cultural Center main stage and run through 7PM.
"We wanted more — at the end I had to revive myself from the trance I fell in." — Margaret Swain
" Watching this piece so close was thrilling, you could hear the dancers feet, feel their energy and see their sweat, it was pure, raw heat. Simply Amazing. I can't wait to see more." — Kim Grijalva