2014 Dance-Theater Residency Recipient at The Loisaida Center.
Jeca Rodríguez-Colón developed a dance-theater piece that extrapolates the invasion of a country to unwelcome intrusions into womanhood. Through choreography including movement phrases and intermittent dialogue with the audience, Rodríguez-Colón created the dance phrases and the dramaturgy that examines the ways in which invading a country affects its female sexed or gendered inhabitants, those who are most likely to be oppressed by lack of education; physical, sexual and emotional abuse; and maternal histories.
Founded in the mid-1970s, Loisaida, Inc. is a grassroots local development corporation addressing economic and social disenfranchisement of Puerto Rican, Latino and other minority residents of the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York through employment and training programs, comprehensive youth development initiatives, and neighborhood revitalization activities.
Some of the worked supported by the AIR Program at Loisaida:
The Loisaida Center is located at 710 E 9th St New York, NY 10009
Duration of residency: October 2014- February 2015
Final presentation: February 13th, 2015