This multi-media dance theater piece was inspired by the story of my late grandparents from Sonora, Mexico and their 10 children raised in East Los Angeles. I worked with hundreds of drawings and poems by my grandmother, Maclovia, that held the motif of birds-both bound and free depicting her legacy and offering me a poignant story, as a female dance artist and mixed race Chicana. I was able project video combined with her drawings, live musicians and sound recordings of my father singing a song that my grandmother taught him, and I incorporated the scarves that belonged to my late Auntie Pilar (the oldest daughter and former nun) who suffered from Alzheimer disease.
Artistic Director: Liz Boubion.
Dancers: Liz Boubion, Dominique Nigro, Katherine Orloff, Gina Shorten.
Live Musicians: Karla Avila- Clarinet and vocals, T-Bird Luv (Tonya Ridgely),- Flute and vocals, Evelie Sales Posch- Guitar and vocals.
Actor, "Santa Maclovia": Karla Avila.
Video Projection: Meghan Ballog. Artwork: Maclovia Lujan Duran Boubion (1895-1984).
Text: Poetry by Maclovia Lujan Duran Boubion and Liz Boubion.
Lighting Design: Stephanie Johnson.
Set Design: Liz Boubion. Construction: Casey Fern.
Costumes: Hailey Gaiser.
Props: Scarvs belonged to Auntie Pilar
Contact: http://www.lizboubion.org/wp, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, Ca. April 2011.
Video Documentation by Loren R. Robertson Productions (lorenrrobertson.com).