Mariana Valencia: Album

Mariana Valencia: Album

16th October 2019

Colchester Arts Centre in partnership with Fierce Festival present...

By Mariana Valencia

ALBUM is a solo performance that unites text, song, and dance inside of the content of an album - a picture album, a song album, an autobiographical album, a herstorical album - finding ways to be an archive, or altar, for Valencia’s body. Through factual, humorous, and grave observations, a frame of self-identification is established and charged with the task to preserve and perform a self herstory as an album in image and song. Valencia’s relationship to urbanity, vampires, love, and marginality arise with equal importance as she orbits the primary curiosity: Who will write herstory? ALBUM starts this process - so the author of Valencia’s herstory can have good notes.

“[Valencia] approaches making performance as assembling notes for a future biographer. Dance is often romanticized for its ephemerality, but Ms. Valencia, shaping her own narrative, intends to leave a record… With her terse, inviting sense of humor, switching matter of factly between tasks… By the end, a stranger has become a friend.”
The New York Times

Pay What You Can Afford.
Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm.

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