Bifur/cación: This piece encapsulates a life lived at the confluence of cultures. It is inspired by the feeling of being divided into two distinct social identities. Where I only feel at home at the point of division, and the constant feeling of being both and neither at the same time.
Martita Abril is a performer, choreographer, and teaching artist from the border city of Tijuana, México. She has worked with dance artists and companies throughout México, the U.S. and Ecuador, including a number of projects and performances with Lux Boreal, Allyson Green Dance, and Will Rawls. She is currently working with Daria Fain & Robert Kocik, Yanira Castro Acanarytorsi, and Rebecca Davis. In Tijuana, she was a lead organizer with Tiroteo AC and Lux Boreal for the Fronteras México 2010 Project by Khosro Adibi, focused on teaching through the arts in marginalized communities and orphanages. She was a 2010-2011 PECDA Scholar as a “Young Creator” by State of Baja California, México for her project “Union Artística Sin Fronteras” and the national fellowship from FONCA 2012-2013, a year-long fellowship to study abroad. Since relocating to New York in 2013, Martita was selected for the Fresh Tracks Residency at NYLA and she was a mentor for the NYFA Immigrant Artist Program in 2015 and 2016. Martita also worked for the Trisha Brown Dance Company as the NYC Education and Operations Associate. Her work has been commissioned by New York Live Arts, and presented at Movement Research @ Judson Church, New York Foundation for the Arts, HERE Art Center, Mascher Space Co-op in Philadelphia, The Lumen Festival, DNA, David & Dorothea Garfield Theater, Potiker Theater at UCSD, at Casa de La Cultura in Tijuana, and site-specifics throughout NYC and Tijuana. Her alma mater, San Diego State University, named her Outstanding Alumna of 2014.
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