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RAW COFFEE @ Filmgate Interactive

It has been almost one week since my first showing of Raw Coffee @FilmGate Interactive and the feedback has been more than positive.  I believe now more than ever that the Screen Shot 2015-02-06 at 5.47.11 AMrelevance of Freedom and how we obtain it is key to a healthy and balanced existence.   Everyone craves for understanding,  to “get it”,  to know what’s going on or at least find out where to it is.   Change is inevitable.  The cells of our body change minute by minute.  The skins gets rougher. The bones get weaker.  The eyes get heavier.  The mind goes deeper.   Freedom is a privilege.  The work I am doing now is fusing together a lifetime of experience and misunderstandings.  Failing to authentically connect to the out of control train I am currently on.   Alone!  with my nostalgia of my heritage,  my languages and my stories.

Thank you Neil de la Flor for this really mindful review of the work,   it says it way better than I can.   I just always seems to get lost inside of the performance arena.   A haze of delights envelops my consciousness and I begin to breathe out of every pour in my body.   The charge that fuels me, ricochets like a dart right into my  heart.   The exchange I feel with the space, the audience and the circumstance creates a purpose for my precarious situation.   I thank all of you who have supported me throughout this process and I apologize to those that I am hurting right now.

Here are pictures by Carlos Andrew Cuervo

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Project – Cuba

TRPL Quince and The Pig Show,  my last two solo projects were both works that made me look deeply at my Cuban American  roots.   I finally made it to Cuba this past August and September.  Thanks to collaborator and dear friend,  Natasha Tsakos, (Artistic Director and Visual Artist), the pioneering powerhouse Debbie Ohanian (Producer),  a life long dream of mine has come true.  To create a devised-music-theater project in Havana, Cuba,  alongside incredible collaborators, the founder of Dansa Contemporanea and former director of the Tropicana NightClub, Santiago Alfonso and the Cuban music master, Issac Delgado.   Enjoy this Research and Inspiration video for the new project  “Salsa Mambo Cha Cha Cha”, bound for Broadway.  Stay tuned or for an invitation to the work in progress contact me.