Premiere: July 30 & 31, 2021 | Virtual – Studio 210, San Francisco
Residents Angela Arteritano & Alyssandra Katherine Dance (Alyssandra Wu) present work in a virtual showing exploring themes of identity & viewership, migration & belonging. Both residents presented dance films made in collaboration with Clare Schweitzer which explore the perspectives and experiences of historically marginalized communities. Performances were followed by discussions with the artists, moderated by award-winning choreographer Deborah Slater.
Drawing from her background in visual art and Traditional Flamenco, Angela Arteritano utilizes an interdisciplinary choreographic practice to generate a multimedia experience which encapsulates the many layers and dualities experienced by the body in migration in her dance film, “Retratos Migrantes.” Photos by Kyle Adler
In “The Oriental Woman”, Alyssandra Katherine Dance explores the stereotypes and fetishization of Asian women in Western culture and how, historically, Asian women’s identities are strongly defined by the misogynistic white perspective in Occidental countries.