Join us for an Artist Talk with Jamie Garcia & Juliana Pongutá Forero as part of the multidisciplinary project "KUVV". They will discuss their responses to the prompt: "How does your familial lineage live in your physical body today, and how does that contribute to your sense of home as it relates to your identity?"

About the Artists

Juliana Pongutá Forero is a Colombian-born performer, choreographer and educator. Her practice explores the relationship between imagination, creativity, and instinct. She is passionate about creating and exploring experiences that nurture curiosity and reflection. Performance and teaching spaces are for her an opportunity to connect with others, ask questions, and embody ideas that sometimes cannot be expressed in words. Juliana’s performance work has been presented in Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, and the United States. She co-founded “La Montón” Dance Collective” (Argentina) and collaborates with Jonathan Gonzalez (Colombia). She has worked with the Contemporary Dance Company of the National University of Arts of Argentina (Argentina), Andanzas (Peru), Compañia de Danza H3 (Colombia), and Orange Grove Dance and S.J. & Dancers (USA). She is also a Dance Exchange partnering artist since 2017. In addition, her teaching and performance engagements have taken her to Cuba, New Zealand and Brazil.

Jamie Garcia illustrates controversial, societal narratives and extremely personal sentiments as a Filipino American womxn. Her style of movement can be described as pedestrian, heavily composed of impulsive and reactionary gestures. In her interactive and immersive performance art, she approaches the peculiar, embraces the uncomfortable, acknowledges the unseen, and challenges the conventional. Jamie produces passion projects through a movement collective she founded, The Wabi-Sabi Society.

About the Project

"KUVV" is a multidisciplinary, collaborative performance and series of events, organized by choreographer and performance artist Hayley Cutler, exploring the relationship between home, familial lineage, and the body. The participating artists are Emily Ames, Antonius and Theresa Bui, Jamie Garcia, Akela Jaffi, Juliana Ponguta, and Vyette Tiya. 

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Thursday, September 10 from 7:30–8:30 pm ET