Measuring the Dream

Direction & score: Yolande Snaith.
Impro solo dance choreography by Verónica Santiago Moniello.

Measuring the Dream is a multimedia dance collaboration that draws on “The Dream”, by Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz. The collaborative team includes Yolande Snaith, Victoria Petrovich, Ryan Welsh, Jose Lopez, Erin Tracy, Aurora Lagattuta, Heather Glabe, Veronica Santiago Moniello and Anne Gehman.
This project has embraced a creative process of cross-pollination of artistic ideas and practices, blurring the distinctions between the artist’s respective disciplines and conventional roles. The choreographic process has been a collective endeavor, bringing together several scores created by Yolande Snaith and the dancers in response to the text of ‘The Dream’ and research into the life of Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz. This work does not attempt to convey a linear narrative but aims to bring the space to life through a collective response to ‘The Dream’ and evoke an essence of Sor Juana’s thoughts and vision.

The production of Measuring the Dream is based on text, choreography, music and the visual world from the tragic life of Sor Juana Inez De La Cruz and her written works, in particular, The Dream.

Date: October 20th, 2016
Location: Calit2 Theater, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego, CA
Host: Shahrokh Yadegari, Director, IDEAS.

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