Annabel Turrado is a Los Angeles based performance installation artist. The focus of her Base Residency is on the Mexican Danza de los Viejitos, or the Dance of the Old Wo/Men. La Danza de los Viejitos is said to have originated in the Mexican state of Michoacan in the Purépecha Region, and was a pre-hispanic ritual to honor the old god for good harvest and communication with spirits. She will be adapting this traditional dance and conceptualizing a contemporary version using this as the foundation. Through dance and bodily movement, she will honor our Elders; those who no longer have the youth to move their bodies freely and comfortably, those who have used their bodies to support our futures, and those that no longer inhabit bodies in this realm.
The audience is welcome to enter and exit Base anytime during this six-hour durational performance.
Tickets (free) here.