rebeca medina’s Jardín Salvaje is a practice of decolonizing the body through questioning the division between nature and culture. It is a movement-based piece that asks about the process, and illuminates the thresholds, of becoming: becoming animal, becoming plant.
Through posturing an encounter with the natural world, the work explores what states of the body are relevant to becoming another living, non-human species. By tracing human interactions with plants and animals, medina’s well honed obsession with observing non-human beings offers an entry point into navigating this multispecies web of relationships and the states it naturally invokes in the body. Collaborators include Mor Mendel, Tatyana Tenenbaum, and Joshua Boliver (lights).
6:00 PM reception & 7:00 PM performance followed by a brief Q & A
Cottage B | Cottage Row
Admission: $10 | Snug Harbor Member: $8 | BUY TICKETS HERE
Choreographer and dancer rebeca medina is originally from Bogotá, Colombia. She attended the dance school Danza Común in Bogotá while studying the anthropology of the body at Los Andes University. After graduating in 2007, her choreographic questions and ideas about interdisciplinarity led her to obtain a master’s degree in theater and live arts from the National University of Colombia in 2011. Since then she has been collaborating with theater companies, choreographers, video artists, poets, photographers, musicians and herbalists, among other artists.
PASS is supported in part by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the Howard Gilman Foundation.
PASS is a curated performance series that takes place at Snug Harbor. The salon’s focus is on original works in performing arts (music, dance, theater, and multi-media) in different stages of development. When possible, work is developed in residence at Snug Harbor, which serves as an incubation lab. Each PASS has a pre-performance reception and a post-performance artist talk moderated by the curator. PASS is curated by Melissa West, Vice President of Curation.