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Camila Arana & Matilda Sakamoto / SPLIT
March 7, 2020 @ 8:30 pm PST$15.00 – $20.00
A split bill featuring the work of choreographers Camila Arana and Matilda Sakamoto.
Camila Arana, a first generation American, depicts in “Agua”, the resilience it takes to seek asylum in a country that turns you away and the endurance of starting from scratch. Celebrating her Cuban immigrant parents, Arana incorporates the lively and sensual styles of latin dance with the control and groundedness of modern, contemporary technique, paired with the music of Buena Vista Social Club, and iconic Cuban ensemble and songwriter and poet, Silvio Rodriguez.
Matilda Sakamoto’s “Clutter” is about acknowledging boxes, confronting them, and then completely disregarding them. The dance is something that can be felt universally. It is about letting yourself feel feelings you don’t quite have the words for. In this duet, love, memories and heartbreak are a gentle defiance.
Camila Arana is a Cuban-American dancer and choreographer based in Los Angeles, CA, and born and raised in Miami, FL. Graduated from New World School of the Arts/ University of Florida with a BFA in Dance Performance. Since graduating, she has worked with Los Angeles based companies, Clairobscur and Ate9 and performed with the electro-pop band, Figs Vision as one of their dancers. She has performed and worked with choreographers such as, Laurie Sefton, Lucy Kerr, Micaela Taylor, Chris Emile, Juliette Irons, Katie Stirman, Robert Battle, Gerard Ebitz, and Ana Gonzalez. Camila has also presented her own work, showcased at the University of Southern California, in collaboration with Aidan Carberry, Eric Pham, and Sean Friar.
Matilda Sakamoto is a choreographer and performer. Matilda has shown work at NEXT@Graham, Dixon Place, Triskelion’s Summer Fest, Chen Dance’s Newsteps, STUFFED at Judson Church, Juilliard Summer Program and more. Internationally, Matilda choreographed a dance opera, premiering in Prague and Paula Cooper Gallery. As a dancer, Matilda was in Nick Mauss’s “Transmissions” installation at Whitney Museum. She has been in videos for Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shura and more. Matilda works with choreographers Nicole Von Arx, Esmé Boyce, Brice Mousset, Hivewild. She made her acting debut at the Public Theater in NY for The Michaels, fall 2019 as May. From Los Angeles, California, Matilda received a BFA from The Juilliard School.