JUAREZ, PORQUÉ (Juarez, Why?) is the name of a very special modern dance performance to be offered by The SPONDA Dance Troupe during ARTINO's Closing Party for the exhibit, "EL GRITO - ¡LIBERACION DEL ESPIRITU!" (THE CRY - LIBERATION OF THE SPIRIT!)
"JUAREZ, PORQUÉ" is a feast of nontraditional movement, spoken word, and ethereal music delivered with unbridled passion. The dance piece is a trenchant social commentary against the savage brutalization of women by men who have lost their humanity. The work commemorates the murder of some 370 young Women in Juarez Mexico who have been slain by unknown assailants since 1993.
In commemorating the women of Juarez, SPONDA avoids condemnation in favor of spiritual healing. SPONDA derives it's name from the Tantric Yoga term that describes the universal life force, it refers to a vibration that enlightens the whole being. Directed by Dancer Ruth Goodman, the troupe... Goodman, Sofia Balme, Elizabeth Sullivan, Beth Lulu Stewart, and Tanja Skala... will be accompanied by Musicians Shannon Machael Terry & John Ossman.
CLOSING PARTY: SATURDAY SEPT. 27th. 3 - 6 p.m.
"JUAREZ, PORQUE" DANCE PERFORMANCE - 4:30 p.m.
Lankershim Art Gallery
5108 Lankershim Blvd., NoHo Arts District. North Hollywood, CA 91601
For more info on the ARTINO "El Grito" exhibit: www.artino.us
SPONDA Director Ruth Goodman can be reached at:
Phone: (310) 392-3612
MARK VALLEN (Creates contemporary Social Realism and political graphics). FRANK MARTINEZ (One of L.A.'s original 1970's Muralists). LALO GARCIA (Designer of the "Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe" for L.A.'s Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels). AGUSTIN BRAVO (Traditional Painter and founder of the ARTINO group). SERGIO HERNANDEZ (Illustrator and Cartoonist for the legendary late 60's Chicano Magazine, "Con Safos"). JOE BRAVO (Painter & Muralist). RICARDO ORTEGA (Painter of Chicano iconography and indigenous spiritual themes). LIX MARIO RAMIREZ (Creates traditional and nontraditional sculpture). XAVIER MONTES (Paints with acrylics, musician, and founder of the De Colores Art Show in Santa Paula). FELIX PEREZ (Painter of the urban apocalypse and Chicano iconography).