Quienes somos - A Film By Kiri Avelar
"Quienes somos" (Who We Are) explores the bi-cultural identities of 6 student-artists of El Paso Community College residing in the borderland of El Paso, TX and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico as they enter adulthood. Commissioned by El Paso Community College, this screendance was created in collaboration with the students, and premiered on December 10, 2019 in El Paso, TX at the Transmountain Campus.
Mestiza Consciousness - A Film by Kiri Avelar
“Mestiza Consciousness” is an interactive screendance that considers gestures, symbols, and sounds that speak to the in-between space, and is inspired by the work of Chicana feminist scholar, Gloria Anzaldúa, and Mexican-American dance artists Franchesca Marisol Cabrera and Michelle Manzanales. This screendance premiered at El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 on April 13, 2019 as part of “Descubrimiento: Voice, Place, Identity”.
Mi baile en casa - A Film by Kiri Avelar
"Mi baile en casa" depicts the central place of home in our dance experiences, and how this has held an ever-growing, more familiar space for many children to express themselves throughout the pandemic. This screendance was filmed remotely throughout the early phases of COVID-19 and is reflective of the space that the 11-year-old dance student, Ruby Castillo, resided in during this time. Commissioned by Ballet Hispánico for Noche Unidos, a virtual fundraiser, the film premiered on June 30, 2020