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Artistic Director and choreographer Elisa De La Rosa dives into her second evening-length show that celebrates her Mexican American experiences as a Latina Woman in the United States, tracking back and exploring her family's rich heritage. Vida y Corazon is a celebration of life, love, sacrifice, and strength. The contemporary dance that results from this exploration will be accompanied by the tunes of traditional Mexican folk, mariachi, and ranchera music.
Texas Latino/a Contemporary Dance Festival
The Pilot Dance Project, under the artistic direction of Adam Castan͂eda, is excited to premiere its newest annual program, The Texas Latino/a Contemporary Dance Festival. Made possible by a Let Creativity Happen! Express Grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, the inaugural festival will feature new works by both emerging and established choreographers. Evening-length productions on the program include works from The Pilot Dance Project/Adam Castan͂eda, Group Acorde/Roberta Paixao Cortes, De La Rosa Dance Company/Elisa De La Rosa, and CholoRock/Jose Zamora (Denton, Texas). The festival concludes on March 29 with Nuestras Ofrendas, a showcase-style program featuring shorter works by six choreographers from around Texas.
Two years in the making, The Pilot Dance Project is thrilled to be offering this opportunity to the state’s vibrant Latino/a choreographic community. “This festival began as a discussion I had with a colleague about all the young Latino and Latina choreographers coming out of the university system,” says Adam Castan͂eda. “I felt there was a need to create something to foster opportunities for the next generation, and to start a conversation about what our contemporary dance looks like. I know what it’s like to have the need to show work in a field with limited opportunities, so hopefully this can be something that all of us have to work toward every season.”
All five shows on the program will be presented in MATCHBOX ONE at the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston. The final night of the festival concludes with Nuestras Ofrendas, and a panel discussion led by Paty Lorena Solorzano.