cockroach on artistic wall

del corazón nace el enjambre

Conceived and Directed by Erica Patricia Saucedo 

del corazón nace el enjambre is a virtual retelling of the tale(s) of la cucaracha. Activating the cockroach as a time-traveling hemispheric avatar, this dance-theatre piece interweaves stories of self-metamorphosis, resistance and revolution to wonder how attuning to a theoretical brown commons might expand possibilities of freedom.

As the third installment of an iterative performance practice, this performance project both lives inside of and creates a digital ofrenda, which collects dance, text, images and objects to bring forth a feminist, queer offering for the future.


Erica Patricia Saucedo is a movement artist, educator and scholar based in Austin, Texas. A current M.F.A. in Dance candidate at The University of Texas at Austin, Saucedo's research is a curious exploration and celebration of brownness. By crafting practices of (re)embodiment, Saucedo strives to find ways to interrogate and reframe static notions of race, gender, sexuality and physical ability embedded in popular narratives of the Americás.


March 25-28, 2021 

Performances of del corazón nace el enjambre have now concluded. Those interested in lending support for this project and the work of Texas Theatre and Dance may do so here. (Please note that this support does not include the ability to stream the performance after live shows have concluded). 

View the Program for del corazón nace el enjambre

View the program as an accessible PDF here (Download via external link).

PROGRAM ADDITION: Pollyanna O'Hair - Sound Engineer

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Titles, dates, artists and venues are subject to change. 

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