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2024 Sizzle Reel

GALA Hispanic Theatre

Stories from Home

Premiere at GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington, DC on October 28th, 2023.

For booking information, please contact Jason Lopez at jason@yvonnemontoya.co

Artistic Director: Yvonne Montoya

Dancers: Ruby Morales, Esteban Rosales, Lauren Jimenez, Zarina Mendoza-Orduño, David Bernal-Fuentes

with Yvonne Montoya and Salvador Martínez-Montoya

Rehearsal Assistant: Delia Ibañez, Baylie MacRae

Lighting Designer: Clint Bryson

Music: Samuel Peña with a song by Salvador Martínez-Montoya

Digital Animator: Wesley Creigh

Costumes: Kelsey Vidic, Mary Leopo + Team Dance

Sizzle Reel: Baylie MacRae

- Touring Timeline -

4.21.2024

TAOS CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Taos Community Auditorium 

Taos, NM

04.19.2024 + 4.20.2024

SU TEATRO

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

Denver, AZ

03.03.2024

BORDER ARTS CORRIDOR

James A. Brenden Douglas High School Auditorium

Douglas, AZ

NEW MEXICO TECH PERFORMING ARTS SERIES

Macey Center Theatre

Socorro, NM

03.01.2024

10.28.2023 + 10.29.2023

WORLD PREMIERE

GALA Hispanic Theatre 

Washington, D.C.

02.08.2023

SOFT PREMIERE

Community Performance & Art Center

Green Valley, AZ

- Workshops -

04.16.2024

Writing, Storytelling & Movement Workshop

Working Classroom

Albuquerque, NM

04.14.2024

Storytelling Workshop

Fuller Lodge Art Center

Los Alamos, NM

04.12.2024

Mini Performance

Wildflower Playhouse

Taos, NM

04.11.2024

Modern Dance + Devised Choreography

Taos High School

Taos, NM

04.11.2024

Writing for High School Students 

Taos High School

Taos, NM

04.10.2024

Writing & Storytelling 

Wildflower Playhouse

Taos, NM

04.10.2024

Modern Dance 

Wildflower Playhouse

Taos, NM

01.11.2024

Storytelling & Spotlight Performance: Siglos. Sueños. Sefarad.

Tucson Jewish Museum & Holocaust Center

Tucson, AZ

12.02.2023

Artist Talk & Spotlight Performance: Mestiza Mulata de Analco & Unspoken

Scottsdale Museum for Contemporary Art

Scottsdale, AZ

04.13.2023

Storytelling + Luminaria Making & Spotlight Performance: Tecolote

Tempe Center for the Arts

Tempe, AZ

06.17.2023

Storytelling & Spotlight Performance: Mestiza Mulata de Analco, Deslenguadas &

Siglos. Sueños. Sefarad. 

Fiesta Latina Cultural Event

Silver City, NM

2023 Sizzle Reel

Community Performance & Art Center

Stories from Home

Soft premiere at Community Performance & Art Center in Green Valley, AZ on February 8th, 2023.

For booking information, please contact Jason Lopez at jason@yvonnemontoya.co

Artistic Director: Yvonne Montoya

Dancers: Ruby Morales, Esteban Rosales, Lauren Jimenez, Zarina Mendoza-Orduño, David Bernal-Fuentes

with Yvonne Montoya and Salvador Martínez-Montoya

Rehearsal Assistant: Delia Ibañez, Baylie MacRae

Lighting Designer: Clint Bryson

Music: Samuel Peña with a song by Salvador Martínez-Montoya

Digital Animator: Wesley Creigh

Costumes: Kelsey Vidic, Mary Leopo + Team Dance

Sizzle Reel: Dances with Tech LLC

Workshop & 
Performance

Tempe Center for the Arts

"Stories from Home centers Nuevomexicana, Xicana, and Mexican American bodies, aesthetics, and experiences from the U.S. Southwest on concert dance stages, where such themes and aesthetics are rarely seen,” comments choreographer Yvonne Montoya.

Oppenheimer
& Contemporary Dance?

Choreographer Yvonne Montoya created the dance “Pajarito” as part of the evening length work “Stories from Home”. The dance illustrates Yvonne's journey of grappling with her father's illness and ultimate demise due to exposure to hazardous materials at Los Alamos laboratory. The work highlights historical context from her Nuevomexicana perspective. The connection between Oppenheimer and "Pajarito" serves as a reminder of the human toll that scientific advancements can exact.

Press

Yvonne Montoya - On New Mexico Querencia through her latest work: Stories From Home

- Where We Meet: Conversations from New Mexico and Beyond (2024)

Yvonne Montoya, Stories from Home

- COLORES! Season 30, Episode 8 | New Mexico PBS (2024) 

"Telling Her Family’s Story through Dance"

- Stance on Dance (2024)

 

"Don’t Miss ‘Leyendas de mi tierra (Stories from Home)’ at GALA Hispanic Theatre"

- The Georgetowner (2023)

"Embodying Untold Histories"

- Fjord Review (2023)

"WPFW - Latino Media Collective | Friday, October 20, 2023"

- The Latino Media Collective (2023)

"Gala Hispanic Theatre presents Yvonne Montoya’s Stories from Home"

- Dance Informa Digital Magazine (2023)

"WASHINGTON, DC: Choreographer Yvonne Montoya Spotlights Untold Latino Stories"

- The Dance Enthusiast (2023)

"GALA Hispanic Theatre presenta «LEYENDAS DE MI TIERRA»"

- Latine Opinion Baltimore (2023)

"GALA Hispanic Theatre Presents the World Premiere of Choreographer Yvonne Montoya's STORIES FROM HOME"

- Broadway World (2023)

"Stories about finding- and making- peace."

- Arizona Spotlight (2023) 

"In Tucson, Latinx Dancers Honor Migrant Stories From the Borderlands"

- If Cities Could Dance: Season 5 | KQED Arts Article (2022)

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