La MaMa Blogs: A Message from Nicky Paraiso, La MaMa Moves! Curator

Friday, April 20, 2018

A Message from Nicky Paraiso, La MaMa Moves! Curator



The choreographers participating in La MaMa Moves! 2018 are all strong, powerful individuals, beholden to no one, answering to nobody but themselves, adhering to no one style or genre, holding on to not one physical practice, dance technique, or philosophy. 

Each individual artist is listening to her/his/their own voice, taking the road less traveled, actively seeking the detour to hell as well. Each does this with a fierce determination, and a deep kind of listening to the movement directives and intentions of their physical body(ies). 

These personal directives coming from within are motivated by the breath, always present and inexorable. The body and breath inform and direct the content of the dance, rather than the dance directing the body. As a result, content from these choreographers has touched on issues of race, gender, exclusion, and seeking inclusion, articulating what living on the margins and peripheries looks and truly feels like, where the diasporas of larger communities lie. 

This methodology (way of work) requires a deep listening and attention to the dictates of one’s internal journey, which necessarily creates a window towards an authenticity and truth which can’t be discovered otherwise. This particular process happens with a rigor, a blind but knowing faith, with a deep intelligence and a kind of devotion. Leading possibly to grace. 

We invite you to join us, dear audience. 

Much love to all, 
Nicky Paraiso, La MaMa Moves! Curator 


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La MaMa presents

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival

Curated by Nicky Paraiso
Assistant Curator of La MaMa Moves: Gian Marco Lo Forte

May 10, 2018 - June 3, 2018

Performances @ La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

Limited $10 tickets available

For Info and Tickets: CLICK HERE