Qué gringa, que gringa

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 project is a vehicle that enables her to 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 project 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.


Upcoming Performances

Commons Festival May 30-June 1, 2019 Chapel Hill, NC

CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio, Carolina Performing Arts

As an artist-in-residence with The Commons, Megan will be developing the interactive component of this work.

North Carolina Dance Festival Fall 2019

Durham and Greensboro locations and times TBA

Excerpt: Billions/Mockingbirds


Past Performances

PROMPTS February 2019 Durham, NC

presented by Justin Tornow

Excerpt: Llorona

Texas Dance Improvisation Festival 2018 Durham, NC

Excerpt: Billions/Mockingbirds

Columbia Dance and Improv Festival 2018 Columbia, SC

Excerpt: Billions/Mockingbirds