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nudoDESnudo

Concept, choreography and performance: Irma Villafuerte
Dramaturgy and direction: Alejandro Ronceria
Composer: Edgardo Moreno
Livestream Director: Barbara Willis Sweete

nudoDESnudo

Thursday October 8, 2020
Free Livestream
9PM EDT
 

Recording available until October 18, 2020

Concept, choreography and performance: Irma Villafuerte
Dramaturgy and direction: Alejandro Ronceria
Composer: Edgardo Moreno
Livestream Director: Barbara Willis Sweete

nudoDESnudo explores the embodied memories of growing up in postwar El Salvador, and the duality of Irma Villafuerte’s migrant identity as a Canadian-born daughter of Salvadorian refugees. This investigation reveals the never-ending mourning and fractures carried by the choreographer, the shifting presence and weight of intergenerational grief, and the unexpressed love in the middle of an uncertain journey. The piece examines conflicting emotional blockages acquired by migrant people. 

Irma Villafuerte

Irma Villafuerte

Choreographer/Performer

Irma Villafuerte is a first-generation daughter of refugees and dance artist from Nahuat Pipil Territory, also known as El Salvador, based in Tkaronto. She is a graduate of George Brown Dance. She has performed in various arts festivals across the Americas, including Dance Matters, The Rhubarb Festival, Aluna Theatre’s Panamerican RUTAS Festival, Panamania 2015, Biennial de la Habana 2015, Vanguardia Dance Projects, International Dance Meeting in Guantanamo, CounterPulse Performing Diaspora in San Francisco. She has performed in works by Santee Smith, Alejandro Ronceria, Roshanak Jaberi, Victoria Mata, Karen Kaeja, Arsenio Andrade, and Sharon B. Moore. Irma’s passion for social justice and political performance art is the driving force for her choreographic and performance work. Her artistic mission is embodying cultural, social-political and migrant narratives of oppressed and marginalized communities through performance.

www.irmavillafuerte.com

Photo credits: Ulices Garcias(1,2), Tom Cruz(3), Kevin Jones (4,5 and portrait) 

For more info including high-res photos, bios, and head shots, please visit the Night Shift 2020 media page.

Night Shift is produced with the support of the City of Toronto through Toronto Arts Council, and made possible (in part) by the Government of Canada.  

Night Shift is co-presented with Fall for Dance North.