Mariana Valencia

Monday, May 18th 11am-1pm
Saturday, May 23rd 1pm-3pm
Monday, May 25th 11am-1pm Co-teaching with Raja Feather Kelly


Score Here Core

In this class we will create scores that come from our individual practices. These scores will instruct, investigate, disrupt, augment and listen to each other with the hopes that they create a polyphony of textures and images in time together. I'm interested in evoking unison, solo and harmony that point to a chorus of ideas that can function as a landscape, a voice, a sculpture, a dance, or even a joke. We will see what we can see together. Movement, talking and listening are on-call here, group composition is a must here.


Mariana Valencia is a dance artist wherein she works with bodies, costume and words. Mariana has had residencies at New York Live Arts, Chez Bushwick, Pieter Pasd, Show Box LA and currently Issue Project Room. Mariana's ideas in dance art have taken form in classes and workshops through ClassClassClass and Movement Research Sunday Process Labs among other teaching platforms. Mariana is a Jerome Travel and Study Grant recipient and will travel to Mexico City for an ethnographic study of the sub-cultural dance movement, Cumbia Sonidera. As a choreographer Mariana works with performers Lauren Bakst, Kate Brandt, Elsa Brown and Lydia Okrent with whom she is creating her first evening length work, ORIGINATORS to be presented in 2016. As a performer, Mariana has worked with Elizabeth Orr, Kim Brandt and Jules Gimbrone. Mariana's costume and styling include projects with artists Vanessa Anspaugh, Lauren Bakst, Jen Rosenblit, Shane Powers and Geo Wyeth. Mariana is a member of No-Total with Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Jordan Lord, Emma Hedditch, Joseph Teeling and Elizabeth Orr; they are a reading and practice group.