Presented by Silvita Diaz-Brown and Jasmin Cardenas
Figuring it Out from Inside Out offers an evening of theatre and dance; “Supple,” choreographed by Silvita Diaz Brown and “Nina Buena?,” written and performed by Jasmin Cardenas. Two separate pieces of art complementing each other aesthetically and thematically. Aesthetically one is a dance and the other is a solo spoken performance. The audience will be taken on a journey in two different mediums during a single night. Thematically both pieces explore a life journey of growth where there is a sense of progress and dealing with life’s surprises. Issues of Identity and humanity bring about the realization for self-acceptance and allowing flexibility so that life’s journey can flow.
Supple is a movement piece with contemporary dance elements,
Tai-Chi, Yoga and text,which features 5 artist: Lisa Frank, Sam Goodman, Amanda Jasmina Ilic, Silvita Diaz Brown (dancers) and Noe Cuellar (sound designer.) Supple navigates into the journey of becoming limber; starting in the physical body transcending to the mind with the idea to liberate the spirit. The movement images in this work are metaphors of attaining flexibility in life: braking chains and being open to the need for change. To become supple is to bend as needed without breaking apart!
Performed by Jasmin Cardenas and directed by Coya Paz
Niña Buena? is a solo performance, exploring the joys and challenges of being Latina y Americana. Cultural struggles, stereotypes, gender roles and pivotal moments of change, move this story forward. How do you live up to your Latin family’s old-fashioned expectations when you are made in the U.S.A.? Being a good little girl isn’t so simple! …niña o mujer?…the expectations…the pain…and the beautiful confusion of it all. The piece is performed in English with a fusion of Spanish. This first generation American draws on her memories of growing up in a Colombian family in the Midwest.