Violeta Luna, resisting patriarchy
Violeta Luna (Actress / Performance Artist / Activist - http://www.violetaluna.com): Born in Mexico City, Luna obtained her graduate degree in Acting from the Centro Universitario de Teatro (CUT – UNAM), and La Casa del Teatro. Her work activates the relationship between theatre, performance art and community engagement. Working within a multidimensional space that allows for the crossing of aesthetic and conceptual borders, Luna uses her body as a territory to question and comment on social and political phenomena. She has performed and taught workshops throughout Latin America and Europe, as well as in Rwanda, Egypt, India, New Zealand, Japan, Canada and USA. While primarily working as a solo performer, she is also an associate artist of the San Francisco-based performance collectives La Pocha Nostra and Secos & Mojados. She is a Creative Capital and National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Fellow, and a member of The Magdalena Project: International Network of Women in Contemporary Theatre. Significant works include: "Requiem for a Lost Land", "Frida", "NK603: Action for Performer and e-Maiz", "Apuntes sobre la Frontera" and a series of collaborations with La Pocha Nostra.
"I not only look for current social commentary, but also for ways in which the resonance of traditions, myths, and indigenous wisdom deepen our memory, affirm our sense of being present, and nurture our imagination."
The interview on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXcXQlJ4Beg
Our YouTube Channel has been created to share 7 web-series with statements of invited artists from the Magdalena Project Network. They will speak about feminism, cultural work and the creation of online collaborative platforms for women.
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