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Javier Stell-Fresquez, Ivan “Ivy” Monteiro, Davia Spain
About This Artist
Javier Stell-Fresquez (Chican@, Tigua & Piro Native), Ivan “Ivy” Monteiro (Brasil), and Davia Amerasu Spain (San Francisco Bay Area native), compose a trinity of young, fierce, POC femme artists. Our collective expertise spans theater, sound and video production, dance, and organizing, as well as drag, among other forms that our queer ancestors developed in queer nightlife spaces, and backyard family barbecues.
Applying intersectional and intertribal methods, we set our triune gaze on the landfill that is our present society. Holding up umbilical and ancestral knowledge as we decolonize the future, our very existence and emergent voices defy neocolonialism, white supremacy, and patriarchy.
About This Project
Mother The Verb is a Queer/Trans performance dance, produced and created by Ivan Monteiro (Brasil), Javier Stell-Fresquez (Chican@ originally from El Paso, Tigua & Piro Native), and Davia Amerasu Spain (San Francisco Bay Area native), a trinity of young, fierce, POC femmes fucking up post-colonialism, white supremacy and patriarchy one breath at a time. This trinity will be making a new experimental performance piece exploring the glorification and damnation of our many mothers, asking how we can transcend the toxins flowing in our bodies and societies.
Follow their progress and community work at Facebook.com/MotherTheVerb
April 2, 2018
Excerpted from the original post “Musings on Unison” on online blog, Life as a Modern Dancer: http://blog.lifeasamoderndancer.com/2018/03/musings-on-unison.html Jill Holman Randall-Inside a work, what strategies do you use to perform in unison? Lauren Simpson– We make and perform unison a lot. We never perform in unison to metered music because it flattens and “regularizes” the idiosyncratic rhythms […]
What is a body But a thing That we have made life into Flesh and bone and fascia Blood and gut and sinew Just things Lumped together In folds and flops Joints and juts Sewn up in a sack Of fat and skin and hair And we all agree It’s a body What is a […]
March 1, 2018
Transcription by: Jazlynn G. Eugenio Pastor (Five Feet Dance Collaborator) Joyce: I don’t know if it’s really questions, but this whole process has really forced me to relook at both my pride and shame of being Chinese; really having to- It’s made me go back. I feel like I’ve kind of worked through some of […]