CREATING MOMENTS BUILT AROUND STORY TELLING + COMMUNITY.
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WRITTEN BY MONA PIRNOT DIRECTED BY PETER J KUO
A searing one-act play interrogating the collision between privacy rights + our intimate relationships.
This is one of many performances I have photographed for SFBATCO, each one is unique and the actors, musicians, and set techs are a dream to work with.
MOUTH OF A SHARK
RAMON RAMOS ALAYO + ALAYO DANCE COMPANY
A reflection on the lives of immigrants, Mouth of A Shark is inspired in part by Somali poet Warsan Shire’s poem Home. It incorporates the choreographer’s extensive knowledge of Afro-Cuban dance forms into a conceptual framework of the dual identities of immigrants.
While photographing this performance I cried several times. I am in awe of how much soul Ramon pours into his craft.
FESTIVAL OF DANCE + MUSIC
Reunión/Gathering a mixed program with performances by:
Alafia Dance Ensemble, Los Lupeños de San José, Agua Doce Dance, Cuicacalli, Embodiment Project, La Unión Matancera, Batey Tambó.
I hope these photographs can do justice to the power of these dancers + musicians.