Metamorphosis: Phase 1

Metamorphosis: Phase 1 by Mabel Valdiviezo with collaborators Travis Bennet and Juliana Mendonca is an immersive dance performance that combines shamanic storytelling with interactive visuals and sounds to explore the intersection of forced family separation, trauma and the well-being of Latinx immigrant women.

This work includes art and dance for healing workshops and one community art exhibit by immigrant women living in the Tenderloin and the Mission district.

We are looking for performance and touring engagements to show the piece more broadly in the Bay Area and beyond.

Funded, developed and shown at CounterPulse Combustible Residency 2019. 

Next steps:

Metamorphosis: Phase 2 by Mabel Valdiviezo is an immersive multimedia project that depicts the sorrow, pain, joy and hope of the Latinx immigrant journey. In this multifaceted work, Valdiviezo mixes dance, choreography, ancestral and contemporary technology for social justice, cultural and gender healing. Phase 2 integrates women from the immigrant community onto the stage and invites them to participate in dance and art workshops, community talks and healing circles. This project aims at transforming this humanitarian crisis into a collective creative process that hints at reparation, empowerment and ongoing healing. 

Interested in becoming a community partner or being a funder of Phase 2? 

Contact mabelarts4healing@gmail.com.  Make a tax-deductible donation via our fiscal sponsor Intersection for the Arts. Thank you for your support! 

Metamorphosis: Phase 1  Credits

Conceived & Directed by Mabel Valdiviezo

Creative Technology by Travis Bennett 

Choreography by Juliana Mendonca

Performed by Juliana Mendonca, Mabel Valdiviezo

Music by Ronald Sanchez aka “Altiplano”  

Amazonian Shamanic Paintings by Limbert Gonzales 

Costume by  Gloria Lastenia Reátegui / Bila Flores Guayan 

Lighting Design  by  Cathie Anderson 

Additional Art by TAS Visuals, Alvaro Enciso

Trailer Editing by Justin Ebrahemi

Videography by Annie Escobar, Mabel Valdiviezo, Raymond Larrett

Additional footage by Russ McSpadden / Center for Biological Diversity

Photo by Robbie Sweeny

© 2019 by HAIKU FILMS

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