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Diana Lopez Soto performs isuspended in the air by aerial rigging. She pours sand from a large clay pot.


Created and Performed by Diana Lopez Soto

Market Hall Performance Centre (140 Charlotte Street, Peterborough)

April 5, 2024 @ 7:30 PM

Run Time is approx. 70 minutes

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Nomada brings together contemporary indigenous dance, aerial dance and installation art. It is a journey inspired by personal stories of displacement, rituals of water, cycles of sustainability and the connections of our bodies to land. Nomada is supported by the CanDance Network commissioning program, with five presenters across Canada taking part. They are Public Energy Performing Arts (Peterborough), Canadian Stage (Toronto), Danceworks (Toronto), Crimson Coast Dance Society (Nanaimo), PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (Vancouver)

NOMADA is a journey of the Creator of life through three worlds; Sky World, Underworld, and Earth. This journey helps maintain harmony of all the earthly and cosmological elements. Nomada is the physical and spiritual act of renewal, affirmation, and restoration of the fragile and continuously changing balance of the earth.” Synopsis by Alejandro Ronceria, collaborator.

Diana Lopez Soto talks about the ideas behind NOMADA and its connections to her family’s homeland in Mexico:
“NOMADA is a
solo performance that brings together aerial dance, rigging design, installation art and Contemporary Mexican indigenous dance. A journey inspired by personal stories of displacement, rituals of water, cycles of sustainability and the connections of our bodies to land.

Every element of creation and development has involved in-depth research and fieldwork. This production is a restorative process and a gateway to connection; an experience that honors the stories of my family; our Otomi and Purepecha ancestry, our contemporary community, history and relationships to the land and culture of Michoacan, Mexico.

Thanks to the support of knowledge keepers, my mother and elders of the Community of Michoacan; I was able to participate in water rituals and ceremonies, visited family members, butterfly sanctuaries and bodies of water. The sound and video material from rivers, storms, streets, conversations, and celebrations that we gathered during these years of research; are crucial elements in the final sound composition and inspiration of movement.”

More about Diana Lopez Soto here.


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