Location
Lewiston, ME
Project Title
N/A
Fiscal Year Awarded
2021
Grant or Program
New England States Touring (NEST) Grant
Grant Amount
$8,500

In This Bridge Called My Ass, six Latinx performers map an elusive choreography of obsessive and perverse action within an unstable terrain of bodies, materials, and sound. A formal logic binds the group and propels them to create an ever-transforming world where they are at once autonomous and connected, complicating the idea of identity. Tropes from telenovelas and Latin American songs are exploited to show how familiar structures contain absurdities. The performance’s title is a play on This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, a seminal 1981 anthology of third wave feminist essays that explores identity and critiques white feminism.