Momentum; Photo: Lawrence Peart (2017)

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Erica Saucedo

Erica Saucedo

Erica Saucedo is a M.F.A. in Dance candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. Erica’s work focuses on the encompassing honesty of emotion while crafting uncommon environments filled with surprise and magic. Sacred storytelling is a statement of intent to recognize all of her creative practices as moments of prayer in the name of creating connection: to the self, to the community and, ultimately, the divine. Highly motivated by mainstream pop music and concerning herself with cliché, Saucedo prioritizes genuine emotion over the rational implications of systems of ‘seriousness’ in order to provide audience members a vantage point from the powers and systems that be. Saucedo is a participant in the Latino Artist Access Program at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center and the co-producer of Geografía, a performance platform that celebrates the diverse work of LatinX dance artists in Texas. Saucedo is the Co-Artistic Director of vis-à-vis, alongside partner Kaitlyn Bishop and a collaborator with the physical theatre troupe Frank Wo/Men Collective. Choreographic commissions for vis-à-vis include 92Y Street Festival, Danspace Project, Triskelion Arts, Austin Dance Festival and the Actors Fund Center. Erica has worked in extensive collaboration with Angela’s Pulse, Johnnie Cruise Mercer/The RED project and Indah Walsh Dance Company. In addition to her work in dance performance, Saucedo acted as project manager for Building a Better Fishtrap / from the river's mouth (New York Live Arts, 2018), a mile and half installation along the bank of the Bronx River, and worked as a community engagement facilitator for Gibney Dance in New York City. Saucedo received her B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. Saucedo is an ARCOS Dance Artist Development Award grantee.

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