Join us for a launch reading by Mariana Valencia from her two new works, ALBUM (Wendy's Subway, 2019) & Bouquet (3 Hole Press, 2019).
ALBUM (Wendy's Subway, 2019)
Mariana Valencia’s solo performance ALBUM assembles song, text, and dance into a multifaceted album that draws from choreographic methodology, personal narrative, herstorical and intergenerational kinship, and popular culture. The first title in Wendy’s Subway’s Document Series, ALBUM expands on Valencia’s performance to include her spoken script in its entirety alongside choreographic descriptions and new annotations, original song lyrics, diagrams, drawings, and visual representation. Navigating childhood memory, mourning, framily, and vampires through factual, humorous, and grave observations, Valencia archives and performs a self herstory as an album in image and song.
BOUQUET (3 Hole Press, 2019)
Bouquet is a borderless form of memoir. Living between choreography, autobiography and poetry, Valencia reckons with individualism in her everyday life as a dancer as she moves across the United States, Mexico, the Balkans and into the geography of her past.
Mariana Valencia is a Brooklyn based dance artist. She has held residencies nationally and internationally and her work has been presented In New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, OR and the Balkans. Valencia is a Bessie Award recipient for Outstanding Breakthrough Choreographer (2018), a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award to Artists grant recipient (2018), a Jerome Travel and Study Grant fellow (2014-15), a Yellow House Fund of the Tides Foundation grant recipient (2010-13) and a Movement Research GPS/Global Practice Sharing artist (2016/17).
Wendy’s Subway is a non-profit library, writing space, and independent publisher based in Brooklyn. The Document Series highlights the work of performance- and dance-makers in printed form. http://www.wendyssubway.com
3 Hole Press is a small press for performance works in printed formats. We publish titles that expand our understanding of being together. 3holepress.org