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Cicatrices @ Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances 2014

Cucicacalli Dance Company performing Cicatrices (Scars) at Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances 2014.

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Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances 2014

Cuicacalli Rehearsing Cicatrices #2

More rehearsal photos from Cuicacalli rehearsing Cicatrices (Scars) for it’s first showing at Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances, this Sunday.

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Cuicacalli Rehearsing Cicatrices

Rehearsing Cicatrices (Scars) for it’s first showing at Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances, this Sunday.

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One of the Balmy Alley murals we’re working with:

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Healdsburg Mini Dance #1 | Jakey Toor | April 2014

Healdsburg Mini Dance #2 | Jakey Toor | April 2014

Healdsburg Mini Dance #3 | Jakey Toor | April 2014

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Rehearsing for Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances 2014 with Cuicacalli. Brava. SF.

Cuicacalli @ Baile en la Calle

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Photo Credit: Cuicacalli Dance Company

Above is a photo of the site where we’ll hold the first showing of our work in progress, later this May. The piece will be performed at Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dance, and take place in Balmy Alley.

Very excited! :)

Cuicacalli In The Studio: Working On The Desert Section


We’re in the process of creating a piece about migration and immigration and today we created solos set in the desert.

Cuicacalli Table Work (Jan 2014)

Below is some media from our work in the studio over the past few weeks, as we create a piece about migration and immigration. We’re trying to address as many aspects of immigration as possible and sometimes pretty heavy and dark themes surface. This past week we’ve been working with tables.

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Cuicacalli, experimenting in the studio, in sepia (:-) November 2013

Cuicacalli: Developing Material In The Studio

Below is some media from Cuicacalli’s rehearsal this past weekend. We worked on a trio, a phrase that Jesus created, and some solos, all centered around migration and immigration: two themes our piece this season will touch on.

I feel lucky to get to work on choreography in the studio without a performance looming: it gives us the chance to experiment, to play, and to create a space for movement to emerge — instead of forcing or muscling it into being.

Thanks all, for a lovely rehearsal!

Jesus’ Phrase:

Working On A Solo:

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Our Mission: No Eviction!

Today Cuicacalli took a break from rehearsals at Brava to participate in the Our Mission: No Eviction! rally on the corner 24th & York. As rents continue to rise and the Mission becomes more and more gentrified, many of it’s residents are being evicted. This is having an impact on the families of Cesar Chavez Elementary students as well as local artists that call the Brava Theatre home.

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Mini Dance - Mt. Tamalpais

Dancing on the Old Stage Road trail that winds down Mt. Tam.