Getting Closer to Coral with Alexander Diaz and Rebecca Gaul
October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
During this informal showing of new dance work created by Alexander Diaz and Rebecca Gaul the artists will share their individual works in progress and offer an artist talk with Q&A about their process, how they have been making work in these challenging times, as well as their ideal next steps for their works. Alexander Diaz will be performing work from his work in progress “Getting Closer to Coral” which relates to the reflection of memories. Rebecca Gaul is performing a piece that addresses the exhaustion of existence.REGISTER HERE
This event is being held in-person at Bethany Arts Community. For your safety, and the safety of our artists and staff, attendance is being limited and you will be required to wear a mask while at Bethany irrespective of vaccination status. Please read our Covid-19 Safety Statement before your visit.
Alexander Diaz (Bronx, NY) began his training at the Bronx Dance Academy and then the Bronx Dance Theater. During high school, Diaz was a Fellowship recipient at The Ailey School and later received his Certificate from The University of the Arts for performance in dance. Alex graduated from the LINES Ballet Training Program in 2017 and is currently working with Maurya Kerr’s tinypistol, Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance, and Christal Brown’s INSPIRIT.
Alexander Diaz and Rebecca Gual are currently part of Pepatian’s 8th annual Dancing Futures: Artist & Mentor Collaborative Residency 2021, produced in partnership with BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, which offers emerging Bronx-based and/or dance artists of color with resources, performance opportunities, mentorship, and documentation. pepatian.org
Rebecca Gual is an Afro-Latinx mover, choreographer and arts administrator born and raised in Queens, New York. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts. She creates dance works in collaboration with sound designer Daniel Reyes. She aims to explore involuntary emotional response, earnestness, dormant stimuli, and brutal honesty within her movement language. Her works have previously been presented at The Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater (REDCAT), SMUSH Gallery, Ailey/Citigroup Theater, Queens Museum, and Triskelion Arts, among others.
Rebecca Gual and Alexander Diaz are currently part of Pepatian’s 8th annual Dancing Futures: Artist & Mentor Collaborative Residency 2021, produced in partnership with BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, which offers emerging Bronx-based and/or dance artists of color with resources, performance opportunities, mentorship, and documentation. pepatian.org
Residencies and programs at Bethany Arts Community are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Westchester, and numerous individual donors.