Contemporary dance is the exploration of the total movement potential of the body. It differs from commercial or competitive dance in that it is not bound by set standards, as well as defined styles such as ballet or Jazz dance. Instead, it seeks to express a personalized vision, often through experimentation and collaboration for the development of new, more individualized approaches to the moving body and choreographic possibilities.
It does not refuse classical ballet's leg technique in favor of modern dance's stress on the torso, while it also employs contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic of modern dance. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used, as well.
It can use elements from non-western dance cultures, for example, elements from African dance such as bent knees, or elements from the Japanese contemporary dance Butoh.
Choreography by Nadine Martinez in collaboration with performers danced by Mayra Collazo, Arelis Lopez, Nadine Martinez, Ivan Olmo, Alexander Rivera Music by "Como la hoja" and Sound Desing by Luis Javier, "The Three Daughters of Benito Moni" by Cafe de Noir Poem by Rumi. Video Director and Editing, Efrain Jovan Films, Costumes by Nadine Martinez. Funding provided by Instituto de Cultura Puertoriqueña.