ODC Theater Presents Theater Unplugged with randy reyes and jose e abad
Thursday, September 24, 7:30 PM
ODC Theater Unplugged is a recurring platform offering a rare and candid look into the creative process. This edition features developing work by randy reyes and jose abad, who through individual work craft contemporary choreographic rituals through movement research and durational movement practices, sound design and composition, installation and sculptural elements via a BIQTPOC lens. Their respective travels to home countries of Guatemala and the Philippines, as well as patterns of migration, will inform the work to be shared.
randy reyes is a queer, Afro-Guatemalan choreographer, performance artist, and healer born in NJ. They currently make art in the Bay Area after oscillating between here, LA, Berlin, and NYC. randy is interested in choreography as a process of excavation, task as meditation, psychosomatic state work (grief, joy, praise), Chinese Energetics, and getting messy by conjuring contemporary rituals within quotidian and natural landscapes. Additionally, randy is envisioning club spaces as sites of generative dissonance and asks, “Are we celebrating or mourning or both? How do we prepare for the not yet seen?”
jose e abad is a queer social practice performance artist based in San Francisco, CA who is exploring queer futurity through an intersectional lens. Born in Olongapo City, Philippines to a Filipinx Mother and a West Indian Father, jose uses dance and storytelling to explore the complexities of cultural identity, feelings of landlessness, and the memories and wisdom held within the body that the mind has forgotten, or history has erased. abad has had the opportunity to perform in New York, New Orleans, and San Francisco in collaboration with a variety of companies and artists including Keith Hennessy, Scott Wells, Anne Bluethenthal, Brontez Purnell Dance Company, #DignityInProcess, and Detour Dance.
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