Apr. 9, 2015
Iván A. Ramos is a doctoral candidate in Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. His work looks at the role of experimental aesthetics to question political, national, and identitarian notions of transnational Latinidad. Iván’s first project explores the relationship between non-cultural sound and the possibilities of Latina/o negation. His writing appears or is forthcoming in E-Misférica, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Women & Performance and the Journal of Popular Music Studies. This Fall, he will be moving to Los Angeles where he will be a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Riverside.
Elizabeth Reddin was born in Torrance, California. In 1993 she moved to New York City. She plays music in a story band called Legends, with Raquel Vogl, and teaches dog training classes in Brooklyn. Her work has been published in The Brooklyn Rail, New York Nights and poetry journal 6x6. Her book of poems The Hot Garment of Love is Insecure was published by Ugly Duckling Press.
Mariana Valencia is a dance artist wherein she works with bodies, constume and words. Mariana has had residencies at New York Live Arts, Chez Bushwick. Pieter Pasd, Show Box LA and currently Issue Project Room. Mariana’s ideas in dance art have taken form in classes and workshops through ClassClassClass and Movement Research Sunday Process Labs among other teaching platforms. Mariana is a Jerome Travel and Study Grant recipient and will travel to Mexico City for an ethnographic study of the sub-cultural dance movement, Cumbia Sonidera. As a choreographer Mariana works with performers Lauren Bakst, Kate Brandt, Elsa Brown and Lydia Okrent with whom she is creating her first evening length work, ORIGINATORS to be presented in 2016. As a performer, Mariana has worked with Elizabeth Orr, Kim Brandt and Jules Gimbrone. Mariana’s costume and styling include projects with artists Vanessa Anspaugh, Lauren Bakst, Jen Rosenblit, Shane Powers and Geo Wyeth. Mariana is a member of No-Total with Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Jordan Lord, Emma Hedditch, Joseph Teeling and Elizabeth Orr, they are a reading and practice group. Mariana has a BA from Hampshire College, 2006. firstname.lastname@example.org