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Dance of the Descendants, MA Thesis

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 M.A Thesis Video Performance. Department of Theater an Dance, Montclair State University. 2016

 

Multimedia performance that explores identity in the Americas represented as a construction of post- colonial violence, patriarchy, mestizaje, and migration. 

The work is influenced by Edouard Glissant's ideas about Otherness and rizomathic relation. It imagines the de-colonization project reflected in the situations in which I found myself living as a brown immigrant woman in the United States.

Belonging to a territory, constantly redefining meaning and language. 

The road | el camino,

the ocean appear to draw the connection to ancestral bonds, natural borderline, wide-open-sacred-spaces.

-ongoing reflection -

Intersectional realities in The Americas' colonial dynamics of race, gender and social class, 

the individual’s perception of time, location, history. 

The making of the video performances involved members of my family in actions that suggest repairing colonial forms of relation within my mixed raced family.

Indigenous, African and European folklore that exists in Colombia and The Americas inspired these actions to be transactions of reparations.

Directed and Produced by Natalie Romero Marx

Performance: Stephanie Romero, Natalie Romero_ Marx and José Rebimbas  

Camera: Jose Rebimbas

Sound: Natalie Romero Marx

Music: Jose Rebimbas

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