UCR Dance online presentation by guest artist randy reyes, choreographer, performance artist, and healer   

UCR Department of Dance 
Invites you to attend an online presentation by guest artist

randy reyes

choreographer, performance artist, and healer  
‘special topics in dance making: improvisation in the unforeseen’
‘anticolonial intersections of indigenous & black performance’ 
hosted by taisha paggett and maría regina firmino-castillo

Date: Monday, May 25, 2020
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM PST 

Access Info: Registration required (email: mariafc@ucr.edu)
Open to the public 

randy reyes (they/them) is a queer, AfroGuatemalan choreographer, performance artist, and healer born in New Jersey (Lenape territory) and currently nomadic (with roots in the San Francisco Bay Area, New Jersey/NYC, amongst other geographies). reyes is interested in choreography as a methodology for and process of excavation, channeling, emptying out, task as meditation, psychosomatic state, werq, Qi Energetics, edging, incremental risk-taking, intuiting, and getting messy by conjuring contemporary rituals within quotidian and natural landscapes. reyes explores the notion of club spaces as sites of generative dissonance [alone, and together], as sites of reclaiming their body, time, perception, skin, orifices, and asks, “Are we celebrating or mourning or both? How do we prepare for the not yet seen?”  

reyes has been a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Creative Dissent Fellow working closely with Tania Bruguera and her Arte Útil team (summer of 2017) and premiered a collaborative work titled Lxs Desaparecidxs through the Performing Diaspora residency at CounterPulse (December 2017). Most recently, reyes was awarded a Creative Capital Award for their project Encuentro 33: Queer Neurocognitive Architectures Hidden in Plain Site(s), which will support them in bringing their vision of launching a choreographic research incubator, pleasure driven healing center, subverted school, club space called La Escuela de Corporealidad y Artes Sutiles, which will center Black, Indigenous, Queer, Trans, Artists of Color.

Information: mariafc@ucr.edu

Photo: randy reyes, by Sophie Schultz 

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