Llorona (2018) – A durational performance work in which the dancer prepares and shares guacamole and chips for audiences set to Chavela Vargas‘ haunting interpretation of the Mexican folkstory/song of La Llorona and additional text by Donald Trump.
This excerpt of Qué gringa, que gringa premiered at Justin Tornow’s PROMPTS series and has also been presented by Threehouse Studios, both in Durham, NC.
Inspired by Sandra Cisneros, Gloria Anzaldua, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, and Arnoldo de Leon, Megan is currently developing an autobiographical, evening-length solo work titled, Qué gringa, que gringa which loosely translates to What white girl, that white girl. The dancework is helping her develop movement rituals that reconnect her to her unknown ancestry, as well as explore her adoption, identity, and mixed heritage within the current political climate in the United States. With her story as an anchor, the dancework will also engage audiences in simple, no-stakes choreographic tasks that encourage them to consider and be in dialogue about immigration, heritage, belonging, privilege and power.
Megan began working on Qué gringa, que gringa in August of 2018. It is designed to become an evening-length interactive solo that incorporates action dialogue with commissioned choreography, and spontaneous composition (improvisation.) Upon completion, it will be presented for Spanish- and English-speaking audiences, only revealing its full form to bilinguals. The goal of the work is to increase dialogue between the two populations as a small-but-mighty antidote to our politically polarizing times.