YEARLY CHECK IN!!!!

hey all! who can believe it has been 2 years since we got back from taking the unearthing to mexico. so much has happened, so many surprise dreamings, connections and actions sprung from the unearthing. more on that in a bit….

soon i will be back @ performatica in mexico with many of the core cast: denisse, cinthia, arcadio, kevin, paola, diego and maybe miguel! the beauty is that we will all be working together again, teaching, dancing and performing in performatica 2014, taking each other’s classes and seeing what we have been up to far away from each other. also, most of us will be involved in old school zen monkey julie rothchild’s dance: animal!

another unfolding is the video of the charlottesville show and documentary are becoming more and more ready…in bits and pieces! soon all the pieces will be a whole and that will be another chapter of this work. maybe even a dvd that would be available!!! (step by step, though.)

so in honor of this i am going to post all the videos we have so far up here! lots to look at, and from cville they are all by super talented marco duran! the insanely incredible mexico coverage was from the wonderful ana paula martinez lanz, paola de la conche, Ximena Monroy, and jimena sanchez!

enjoy!
z

SO IT’S BEEN A YEAR…..

and we are slowly getting footage in, remembering what was and being in what is and sometimes…dreaming about a future move with some or all of the cast…(at least i am…)

kickstarter finally finished except for a few returned envelopes or non responses. i have rested. everyone is spread out, yet the ripple effect of the unearthing is continuing, in very interesting ways.

here are some videos of what was going on a year ago in Mexico!!!!

unearthing constancia

by ana paula martinez

and another…

Constancia
by ana paula martinez and paola de la concha

and more…

the unearthing en proceso

by Ximena Monroy

and still more!

theunearthing2Jimena SánchezJimena Sánchez

La Constancia presentará The UNEARTHING los días Jueves 19 y Viernes 20 de Abril a las 7pm.

La Constancia presentará la obra de danza teatro The UNEARTHING

los días Jueves 19 y Viernes 20 de Abril a las 7pm.

The UNEARTHING es un proyecto artístico que mezcla danza y teatro junto con música en vivo dentro de un espacio público. La pieza está apoyada por Performática: Foro Internacional de Danza Contemporánea y Artes de Movimiento, Festival 5 de Mayo y por Puebla Ciudad Mural. The UNEARTHING conecta a las necesidades del mundo con la voz de la comunidad. Enfocándose en los temas de Energía e Intercambio, Fronteras y Desenterrar el Pasado, esta obra otorgará a las audiencias poblanas un experiencia hermosa y memorable. Un proyecto de intercambio binacional, trayendo consigo a bailarines y músicos de varias partes de México y Estados Unidos, comenzó en Charlottesville, Virginia, a principios del año 2012. Por medio de la generosa contribución de diver sos escultores, carpinteros, mecánicos, artistas de cine, negocios locales y grupos locales de acción ambiental, The UNEARTHING presentó una serie de impresionantes funciones ante las audiencias de Virginia, siempre con el “teatro” lleno. Al mismo tiempo, el proyecto otorgó múl t iples tal leres comuni tar ios. Completando el intercambio, la pieza se ha situado en La Constancia, para invitar a la gente a ser parte de una búsqueda migratoria por medio de las ruinas de la vieja fábrica. Se espera que los espectadores se muevan a través del espacio y estén de pie durante toda la representación, de modo que zapatos cómodos son muy recomendables. Zap McConnell, directora artística, comenzó como maestra invitada en la Universidad de las Américas Puebla, creando trabajos experimentales con bailarines y músicos en el año 2008. La pieza actual es su esfuerzo de reunir a colaboradores de México, Virginia y C a l i for ni a , a r t i s t a s altament e comprometidos y talentosos para llevar a cabo este proyecto. El elenco de The UNEARTHING ha estado enseñando, bailando, dando funciones y explorando el poder que tienen los discursos escénicos para exponer nuestras historias más profundas. ¡Esta es una obra que nadie debe perderse!

 Esta travesía comenzará en punto de las 7pm en la Ex Fábrica Textil La Constancia (ubicada en el Blvd. Esteban de Antuñano, frente al Restaurante El Sindicato). La entrada no tiene costo alguno, sin embargo, cualquier donativo será destinado en parte al proyecto Puebla Ciudad Mural.

map CLICK THIS:

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mexico performance series of the UNEARTHING

desculpe para ingles…

all shows are free!!!! first come first serve!!!!

Sunday the 15th @ 1 pm, Monday the 16th @ 4:30 pm, Thursday and Friday the 19th and 20th at 6:45 (show starts promptly at 7pm)…. details below…

-Sunday the 15th @ 1pm in Xananentla, Puebla …presented by Performatica…. as part of the art celebration of the completion of 52 murals through Puebla Ciudid Mural (which runs from 11am -5pm)… te esperamos en el barrio de Xanenetla. 4 norte esquina Boulevard 5 de Mayo… incontrar estacionamiento… vete sobre elblvd 5 de Mayo rumbo a los fuertas hasta topar con el city club!

-april 16th @ 4:30 pm in Barrio del Artistas, Puebla as part of  Featival Cinco de Mayo

-april 19th/20th @ 7pm in La Constansia, Puebla as a fund raiser for Puebla ciudad murals for Xananentla

MORE INFO, DETAILS, TRANSLATION IN SPANISH, DIRECTIONS AND MORE…VERY, VERY SOON!!!!

we are in mexico!!!!! well, not all of us yet…

and not all of the original crew (we miss them dearly!!!!)——we are super busy finalizing the actual location of our performance, figuring out all of our workshops in addition to teaching and participating in the incredible international dance festival: PERFORMATICA!!!!!! while creating ways to support Xananentla and Puebla Ciudad Mural Project!

there are exciting things in the works that have sent us dreaming…we looked at the awe inspiring space in an old refurbished textile factory LA CONSTANCIA and are in a dialoge with them about how we might have the mexican UNEARTHING there…and are breathlessly crossing our fingers…no matter what, the space is incredible and they are doing amazing cultural artistic education there..talk about dreaming and then making it real!

we miss marco so much ( for so many reasons…) and will have to make do with all of our small cameras and slow ways as we also add on many locations in Xananetla and Cholula and Puebla to make a mexican dance film of THE UNEARTHING!

we are also soaking up the warmth and culture of puebla and enjoying the beauty and a little shaking from the earth quake…all is well and we are excited for the second faze of THE UNEARTHING!!!  more later!!!!!

The UNEARTHING runs Feb. 1-12! Get your tickets!

Tickets are on sale now for The UNEARTHING, an international exchange, site-specific installation, and dance theater performance at the Ix complex running from Feb. 1-12. Balancing complex subjects with intriguing entertainment is the goal of the UNEARTHING, as we tackle the themes of: energy, exchange, borders and unearthing the past. After it’s premier this winter in Charlottesville, the UNEARTHING will travel to Mexico in the spring to participate in the International Dance Festival PERFORMATICA  (http://www.performatica.org/ ) and support the community of Xananetla, through Mural Ciudad (http://pueblaciudadmural.wordpress.com/) as the exchange is complete with the USA cast experiencing the rich culture in Puebla.

Tickets Onsale Now for The UNEARTHING performances!

Tickets to The UNEARTHING now on sale online through Live Art’s ticket outlet for our performances, which run Feb. 1 – Feb. 12. We expect these suckers to sell fast, so go ahead and reserve yours today. It’s $20/ticket, or $15 for students/seniors. If that’s still too steep for your budget, consider coming to either of our Wednesday Pay-What-You-Can shows. Those tickets must be purchase in person at our space in the Ix complex.

FREE workshop: Speakers from Appalachia “Fighting to Protect Our Home” 1/22

Speakers from Appalachia “Fighting to Protect Our Home”   

Sunday, Jan. 22nd, 1-5 pm, @The Bridge PAI

Over 500 Appalachian mountains have been blown up and entire communities have been displaced. Come learn how you are connected to it and how you can help stop the destruction and help Appalachian communities build their own healthy economy. Come hear from residents living in the destruction that we perpetuate. Speakers directly from West Virginia, with the Keeper of the Mountains Foundation, will let you know how you can give back to stop mountaintop removal, and build a healthy, local economy. Plus, bike-powered mania!! Sponsored by Appalachian Voices.

this is free!!!! yahoo!!!!

yo peeps…u should get this while it’s hot!!!

THIS Sunday, Jan. 15th, 1-5 pm, @ McGuffey Art Center (Studio 11- main floor)

Dance master class with UNEARTHING dance company. Old school Zen Monkey Project style with the UNEARTHING dancers and musicians playing live!

1-3 pm dance class
3-5 pm movement improvisation/composition class

(if you didn’t take the first class come already warm!!) This is open for all levels!

First FREE workshop: IDentity community lab, next Sunday, Jan. 8

When: Sunday, Jan. 8th, 1-5 PM, @ the Bridge PAI

Join the UNEARTHING director, Zap McConnell, and the international cast  for a round table discussion based on the questions: what is cultural identity? why is it important? when does it cause division? when does it create community? and how to know the difference. spanish/english translators provided..all languages/peoples welcome. tea provided!!!!

Other Upcoming Workshops