Mariangela Lopez/Accidental Movement’s El regreso

El RegresoApril 12th-14th, 2013
Friday-Saturday @ 8:00pm | Sunday @ 6:00pm

Tickets: $15 General | $8 Low-Income | [Buy Tickets]

Dramaturgy: Jaime Shearn Coan
Music: Jason Grisell

Featuring BAX’s Artists-In-Residence (AIR), these performances culminate a shared journey through the creative process. Audience members enjoy the rare opportunity to follow a work and engage its creators from the early stages through to full productions. This journey began with the Open Studio Series in November, continued with the Works in Progress Series in January, and culminates in these Spring performances.

El Regreso (the return) is the going back to the self, a reflection, a necessity. After working and investigating the individual journey within a large community of performers for so many years, Mariangela López is going back to her own body as an attempt to understand her own ideas from her own physicality and inner world. She is using the power of the group as a catalytic energy that will guide her through this voyage. In this process she is transposing the relationship of the group and herself; how can they be present in the solo performer? How can she become a vehicle and a mirror of their own dreams and ultimately find the ritual that allows total exposure to achieve body/mind emancipation?

Mariangela López is a Brooklyn-based choreographer and performer from Caracas, Venezuela. Her pieces have been presented in Venezuela, Mexico, France, Boston, Sydney, and in multiple venues in New York City.
In 2007, Mariangela’s project Outmigration, a dinner-theater piece was chosen by the New York Times for the “Urban Eye, The Best of New York Today-Weekend”. In 2010, Accidental #5 was invited to be part of the Danspace Project Platform Body Madness curated by Judy Hussie-Taylor. Most recently, Mariangela choreographed the “psycho-opera” Stop the Virgens by Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ vocalist Karen O, presented by the Creators Project and Saint Ann’s Warehouse in October 2011 and at the Vivid Festival in Australia at the Sydney Opera House in May 2012.
Mariangela was a 2009-10 Movement Research Artist in Residence and is currently a Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) Artist In Residence (2011-13).

Since 1991, our Artist In Residence program has served as a core for our work with artists. The AIR program provides participating artists with one to two years of uninterrupted artistic, technical, and administrative support, as well as the rehearsal space and guidance necessary to take chances, refine their craft and expand their horizons.