UCR Department of Dance                                       

Giovanna Sosa Santos

4QS: 4th Quarter MFA Dance Showing
Second-year MFA student in Experimental Choreography
MFA Committee Chair: Luis Lara Malvacías

Cuerpa del Futuro  (Vimeo or YouTube)  
Directed and edited by Giovanna Sosa Santos     
How can Afro-descendent practices and values be amplified to reimagine the constitution and future presence of the body? Through the use of technology, sound, and light vibrational waves, Bomba Puertorriqueña comes forward in this work to explore possibilities for muted bodies to dream in darkness and reach multidimensionality. 

Lights and Camera: Antonio Hernández Del Toro  and Camila M. Pérez
Musical explorations: Santos F. Benítez Ortíz
Sound recordings: Allison Rodríguez Díaz and Giovanna Sosa Santos 

Please join us for The Overlap  
Works in Progress by Megan Kendzior, Giovanna Sosa Santos, and Talia Mason  
A shared evening of process-based research followed by a conversation between and across their three individual works, moderated by Luis Lara Malvacías

October 22, 2020 
Thursday, 6:45 PM Pacific Daylight Time (US and Canada)  

You are invited to a Zoom meeting - Register in advance here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting and a program with links to view the work.

Giovanna Sosa Santos (she/her/hers) is an experimental dance artist who focuses her dance making in rhythmical, improvisational and traditional dances from Puerto Rico, specifically Bomba Puertorriqueña. She received a Bachillerato en Artes Escénicas con especialidad en Danza from the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, Puerto Rico. Currently developing several interdisciplinary projects, the artist questions are invested in the process of knowledge production by Afro-Caribbean ontologies of the body. Her actual research is motivated by the sound perceptions that the body can grasp from the musical instruments, songs, corporeal relationships, and the eventual reminiscences left in the space where the bodies performed. Her aim is to create cultural appreciation and navigate possibilities in the meaning making of culture and its practice. 

Download The Overlap poster here
Download The Overlap program here

Information:  dance@ucr.edu   

This work is presented by the University of California, Riverside, Department of Dance and created in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Fine Arts degree in Experimental Choreography.

Image by ©Antonio Hernández Del Toro  

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