Food for Thought: migrantes que migran la migra, curated by Martita Abril
This installment of Danspace Project’s Food for Thought series presents an evening of performance selected by guest curator, Martita Abril. Admission is just $5 + 2 cans of food or $10. Canned goods are donated to the Momentum Project, which provides support to any person in need in NYC, especially those living with HIV/AIDS or other chronic illness.
This evening will feature work by immigrant artists from México: Arantxa Araujo, Evelyn Lilian Sanchez Narvaez, and colectivodoszeta / carlos a. cruz velázquez. The curator’s fee will be donated to Immigrant Families Together a non-profit dedicated to reuniting and supporting immigrant families. We need a movement with a quickness, You are the witness of change, And to counteract, We gotta take the power back – Zack de la Rocha.
Martita Abril is a performer, choreographer, sometimes curator, and teaching artist from the border city of Tijuana, México. Her work considers abstract elements of physical and cultural boundaries. She’s been a mentee and mentor for the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Program and a volunteer interpreter aiding families seeking asylum at the Dilley, Texas detention facility. Martita has curated for the Movement Research Fall Festival 2018: MR at 40: Looking Back, Looking Forward Open Performance ^3 @ MR@Danspace Project. She recently co-curated with Yanira Castro in partnership with the Immigrant Artists Mentoring Program from NYFA, at the Live Arts Stage, an evening of work by immigrant artists In | Between and the group exhibition Wild, Wild Earth in the Live Arts Gallery. She currently works at the Museum of Modern Art in the Handles exhibition, as well as Movement Research (MR), and is Coordinator for MR at the Judson Memorial Church on Monday nights. She resides in Bushwick, Brooklyn near a cement factory with her partner and 29 plants.
Food for Thought is presented, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.