Reconstruction of a Choreographic Script: Tiempo Muerto Tiempo Vivo

Reconstruction of a Choreographic Script: Tiempo Muerto Tiempo Vivo consists of a series of photographs, collages and labanotation that function parallel to a choreography created in the 1970s by the dance company Danza Libre in Guantanamo City. The initial choreography spanned multiple time periods in the region and told the story of colonization from the perspective of labor rights in the combined styles of modernist dance, folkloric traditions and soviet inspired socialist realism. The present script is one built on remaining archival fragments, oral narratives and gaps in collective memory that have gathered in the ensuing time period.    

Bullet - from the collection of  The Museum of the Revolution in Havana (color negative). Textile pattern from original costume (paper cut out) 100cm X100cm

Bullet - from the collection of  The Museum of the Revolution in Havana (color negative). Textile pattern from original costume (paper cut out) 100cm X100cm

Rehearsal Documentation - Photograph from the dance companies archive. This is the only known remaining photographic documentation from the 1990s. 60cm X90cm

Rehearsal Documentation - Photograph from the dance companies archive. This is the only known remaining photographic documentation from the 1990s. 60cm X90cm

El Torso - Paper cut out photocopy from the book "Fundamentos de la danza" by Elfriede Mahler. Paper cut out of textile from original costume. 45cm X 38cm

El Torso - Paper cut out photocopy from the book "Fundamentos de la danza" by Elfriede Mahler. Paper cut out of textile from original costume. 45cm X 38cm

Guantanamo 1494 - Legs Together Count 2 - Paper cut out from archive photos from Guantanamo Bay. Paper print out with date marking section of choreography.

Guantanamo 1494 - Legs Together Count 2 - Paper cut out from archive photos from Guantanamo Bay. Paper print out with date marking section of choreography.