BOCA TUYA – Los perros del Barrio Colosal
About the piece
Through the exaggerated mannerisms of daytime television, the six characters of “Los Perros del Barrio Colosal” take us on a wild romp through the challenges of creative decision-making. Diving dramatically into the adventure of an imagination yet to be physicalized, they ask us to consider the far side of the moments when our ideas threaten, with disjointed urgency, to swallow us whole.
*”Los Perros del Barrio Colosal” was an incredible effort to create art during Covid-19. We are thankful to everyone, especially Bridge for Dance, who created a safe environment for our creative team.
*Both engagements are supported by our donors and Mid Atlantic Arts through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation. The work was commissioned by Bruce Wood Dance, Dallas,TX in the spring of 2021.
About the company
Boca Tuya is a New York-based artistic incubator providing mature contemporary dance artists with the multifaceted, high level experiences that characterize a holistic life in the arts. Since 2018, we have stood strong in our commitment to visibility and artistic excellence, showcasing the talents of New York’s top movement artists while establishing a company culture that prioritizes the wellbeing, economic stability, and personal achievement of our dancers. Through extensive opportunities for performance work, national and international touring, educational outreach, and choreographic commissions, we exist to give our dancers the resources they need to live as artists rather than chasing art for their livelihood.
Category: Guest Company
Choreography: Omar Román De Jesús
Style: Contemporary Dance
Dancers: Ángel Blanco, Rafael Cañals, Shadden Hashem, Carlos Sánchez Falú, Rachel Secrest, Ian Spring, Christian A. Warner
Lighting Designer: Chad R. Jung, Erin Earle Fleming
Costumes: Omar Román De Jesús
Mentor: Dianne MacIntyre
The participación in PRISMA is thanks to the support of the United States of America in Panama.