Artist Statement

My mission is to create imaginative dance. As a female Latinx artist, through my own in-betweenness, I relate to many people that reside in the uncertainty and breadth of the liminal stage. My dance travels with me, moving through territories, my work aims to empower bodies by opening equity, inclusion, defying stereotypes, and creating synergies with audiences.

Living in a time of increasing civic and social justice crisis, and a pandemic, we are facing unprecedented insecurity and precariousness. I firmly believe that artistic expression and imagination are needed to spark essential global change. Addressing these concerns, my artistic work becomes a personal quest; I create performances to comprehend further what is at stake, how to move forward. I examine contemporary issues, aiming to provoke uncomfortable yet urgent conversations and reflections.

As an artist, I feel a responsibility to intensify my creativity to face these problems and seek solutions. I believe that our times call for a new kind of art—one that is open and interactive, designed to energize and encourage new thinking. I find in my body the most powerful voice.

Overextended and in a restless exploration of new horizons, my ever-changing body has defiantly crossed borders. I have moved back and forth between the US and Argentina during the past three decades. Becoming the immigrant “other” has enhanced my awareness of how dislocation, race, nationality, and culture affect how bodies are valued. My performances offer a critical intervention that makes visible neglected causes. I create performances that portray moving bodies resisting and adapting to vast, often unpredictable forces, whether cultural, economic, political, or environmental.

My work explores how private narratives intersect with the collective. Reimagining forces that affect bodies in everyday life, I examine social justice themes such as environmental racism, human displacement, and the bio-politics of “disposable,” exploitable bodies — women, immigrants, and non-human animals.