BECOMING MOTHER DUENDE: #PERMISSIONTOBE
Inspired by the concepts and experiences of duende, our inner creative spirit, Social Engagement Performance Artist Arielle Rosales brings together a powerhouse cast of women movement artists and rhythm makers to explore the birth and flow of creativity as an inherently feminine phenomenon. Assuming we must be fully present to receive this creative conception and ride its energetic waves, Rosales prioritizes process over product through facilitating a series of creative labs with the collaborating performers in order to hold a safe space for a holistic creative experience. Join us in a celebration of life, art, and womanhood and follow @ariellerosales @houseofduende #permissiontobe to be part of the process!
“The duende is not in the throat: the duende surges up, inside, from the soles of the feet.’ Meaning, it’s not a question of skill, but of a style that’s truly alive: meaning, it’s in the veins: meaning, it’s of the most ancient culture of immediate creation.” — Federico García Lorca
Bring a blanket and a friend and join us for this free performance at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Harbor View Lawn, as part of Gibney Dance Company’s dance-mobile series! No RSVP required.
dance-mobile is an annual series of free outdoor performances in parks throughout New York City. By ‘making space for dance’ in outdoor public spaces through dance-mobile, Gibney Dance Company hopes to make the power of movement accessible to all members of our community. The 2019 series features 2nd Best Dance Company, Gibney Dance Company performing work by Micaela Taylor, and Soles of Duende. All events are free and open to the public. No RSVP required.
ABOUT ARIELLE ROSALES
Arielle Rosales is a Bessie Award nominated Social Engagement Performing Artist and native New Yorker. Her background in music and 15 year career as a professional Flamenco Dancer lead her into percussion, being self taught on the cajón before joining as a repique player with the all women Afro-Brazilian band Batalá NY. She is the Founder & Artistic Director of the intercultural dance studio turned nonprofit arts organization, House of Duende, which birthed Soles of Duende, the all female percussive dance trio of Flamenco, Kathak, & Tap in collaboration with Brinda Guha & Amanda Castro. The #ladiesinpercussion premiered their full length production “Can We Dance Here?” as 2018 Artists in Residence at Dixon Place, which has been commissioned for a second run as 2020 Artists in Residence for Gibney’s New Voices Spotlight. Arielle’s choreography has been featured in Man of La Mancha (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington D.C.), The Latin Quarter Show (REVEL Casino & Resort, Atlantic City), and the 2012 National Telemundo Logo Reveal. She is a Teaching Artist with New York City Center, Ballet Hispánico, and Flamenco Vivo, and Guest Faculty at Broadway Dance Center and STEPS on Broadway. Follow @ariellerosales @houseofduende #permissiontobe www.ariellerosales.com
Photos by Brian Thomas.
ABOUT BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has worked for over 30 years to bring Brooklyn Bridge Park to life. We started out as grassroots advocates, bringing together residents, government, and local supporters to transform an abandoned waterfront into the park you see today. Now an essential supporter, the Conservancy works in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park to ensure that the Park reaches its full potential as a dynamic and vibrant public space for all of Brooklyn, New York City, and beyond. With your help, the Conservancy produces diverse and innovative programming for Park visitors and cultivates volunteer and philanthropic support of this special place on the Brooklyn waterfront. Since 2000, more than 1,700,000 visitors have enjoyed the Conservancy’s free, public programs in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
dance-mobile is generously supported by Con Edison.