Return (1996) is performed to “Volver, Volver” the “Mexican National Anthem” in East LA (a Mexican neighborhood in Los Angeles, CA). The work is a machismo caricature of a person so distraught by the loss of a loved one that he will even throw himself against a wall to be “embraced once again.” The choreography plays with the drunken quality of the music which is performed by Los Lobos. On the other hand, however, the dance also references the loss of homeland when crossing the Mexican-American border. Passage back is almost impossible and the search for place continues. It is danced by CatherineMarie Davalos. Performed in 2005 at ODC, San Francisco.