Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez: The Circle or Prophetic Dream
Thursday, November 17 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 18 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 19 at 7:30pm
Accessibility: Spanglish, Spanish and English poetic and bimodal Audio Description (AD) is embedded in the choreographic work. Audio Descripción bimodal y en Spanglish, español e inglés poético está incrustado en el trabajo coreográfico.
American Sign Language (ASL) will be provided on Thursday, November 17. Sign Language service is bilingual, bicultural, and bimodal. The interpreter will navigate and interpret spoken English and spoken Spanish into American Sign Language (ASL). El lenguaje de señas americano (ASL) se brindará el jueves 17 de noviembre. El servicio de lenguaje de señas es bilingüe, bicultural y bimodal. El intérprete navegará e interpretará el inglés hablado y el español hablado al lenguaje de señas americano (ASL)
Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez is a Visually Impaired Choreographer and Disability Advocate expanding Audio Description as an art form.
The Circle or Prophetic Dream is an anthropological research on how the body and sound inhabit social space as new forms of nomadism, in the midst of the current international migration crisis caused by displacement, climate change and land appropriation. Núñez and collaborators excavate between historical facts and genetic memory linked to the natural (indigenous) people of the Central American Atlantic Coast, the political and social conflicts resulting from the long and chaotic process of colonization, which culminated in forced migration or practice of nomadism by several groups.
Núñez and sound designer Alfonso Castro are developing an acoustic practice that regenerates the cells of the dancers; particularly Black, indigenous, disabled, and immigrant dancers who carry intergenerational fatigue. Set and Costume Designer, Branden Charles Wallace, takes inspiration from the circle as a cultural, ancestral, and mystical symbol that has captivated the human imagination through time.
Collaborators include Alfonso Castro, Marielys Burgos Meléndez, Rafael Cañals, and Branden Charles Wallace.
(b. Costa Rica, Nicaraguan descent) Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez is a Visually Impaired choreographer and Disability advocate based in NYC. Núñez is a Princeton University Arts Fellow, a Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Fellow and is an FCA two-time Emergency Grant recipient. His performances have been presented by The Joyce Theater, The Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Movement Research at The Judson Church, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, CUE Art Foundation, among others. He has held residencies at Danspace Project, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Kitchen, Movement Research and Center for Performance Research. In 2020, Núñez was invited by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to share his story as disabled and formally undocumented during Immigrant Heritage Week. Núñez received his green card in 2018 and continues to be an advocate for the rights of undocumented disabled immigrants.