A Letter from UTEP

We were delighted to receive this letter in regards to our residency at the University of Texas El Paso.
We wanted to share with you;

Our program wants to thanks Latina Dance Theater Project for the residency, LOCA (Latinos Over the Top Collaborative Arts) in our campus November 8th and 9th , 2013. We were excited to share with our community the performance of the interdisciplinary piece Slumber of Reason. We also want to express our deepest gratitude for giving feedback to our seniors in their creative work. Your residency made a positive impact on our students.

Below we want to share what some of our students wrote:

“I cannot describe how amazing my experience was learning from the members of the Latina Dance Theater Project. The exercises we performed using other instruments that we have such as our voice and personality was something very new to me. Although, I was uncomfortable using my voice at first, I had an open mind and let go. This workshop showed me that all art forms are interrelated and give a dancer an advantage when they are a multifaceted. I learned to be myself and that interaction with others is a liberating experience. I would sincerely enjoy another workshop from the LDTP to further my education in dance, singing and theatre. I truly felt like my own person during this whole experience and I cannot thank the members enough for that.”
Gabriela Moreno, sophomore BFA

“Attending the LDTP was an eye opening experience as I was encouraged to move beyond physicality within my improvisation techniques and explore larger, and at the same time subtle, ranges. I loved how the workshop pushed me to focus and incorporate my vocal cords, use and draw concepts from props, and improvise language! 
The workshop was definitely an enlightening challenge and I would love to participate in it again. The overall experience was exciting and absolutely fun with the infectious energy of the highly creative and versatile mentors of The Latina Dance Theater Project.” Maximillion Canion, senior BFA.

“Participating in Latina Dance Theatre Project’s workshop and watching their performance of Slumber of Reason was inspiring. I was pushed out of my comfort zone, and as a result, my mind was opened to a world of new ideas and possibilities that are available for me to explore in my future studies. I hope that I am able to work with them again soon.” Emma Butler, Senior BFA

We hope to host the company again in the near future and we are looking forward to develop the work that you have initiated with our students.

Lisa Smith, MFA Head of Dance program 
Fox Fine Arts Center


About latinadanceproject

The Latina Dance Project, a collaborative ensemble of multidisciplinary artists, explores through performances--physical, musical and visual--controversial issues impacting the global community. The company's "projects" create experiences that form a new aesthetic in dance theater reflective of the diverse Latina culture of today, shedding light and provoking reflections that can bring about changes tomorrow.
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