ALBUM
AMERICAN REALNESS 2018 @ ABRONS ART CENTER
Created and performed by Mariana Valencia
Directed by Lilleth Glimcher

Thursday, January 11, 7:00pm
Friday, January 12, 8:30pm
Saturday, January 13, 5:30pm
Sunday, January 14, 2:30pm
Monday, January 15, 7:00pm

Run Time: 60 minutes
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A solo performance where text, song and dance come together in choreographic methods, ALBUM researches herstory from a tableaux of personal narratives that encompass ethnography, memoir, and observations of cross-cultural identifiers. The otherness of herstory is pronounced as central while Valencia upholds and juxtaposes urban experience with suburbia, the countryside, and the imaginary plane. Through factual, humorous and grave observations, a frame of self-identification is established and charged with the task to archive and perform a self herstory as an album in image and song. Informing the viewer about the who and why of Valencia’s selfhood, we traffic through urbanity, vampires, love, and marginality in a performance as an altar for her body.