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PAST LIVES // an evening of repertory dance
AUGUST 3 & 4, 2018 // 8PM
N4TH ART CENTER // ABQ, NM
$20 GEN ADMIN // $10 STUDENTS + SENIORS
Jacqueline M. García, Founder + Artistic Director
Ana Lopes Aréchiga, Kaitlin Innis, Elyse Fahey, Madrone Matysiak, Dalila Baied, Julianna Massa, Davonna Batt, and Isabelle Kessler
In 2015, Jacqueline García launched J.GARCÍA DANCE CO as a vehicle to further investigate, create, and present her professional choreographic work. In PAST LIVES, J.GARCÍA DANCE CO presents a thoughtful collection of six distinct dance works, representing the stylistic range and artistic fluidity of our repertory. We invite you to share in this this evening of dance, as we celebrate three years of artistic investigation, exploration, and creation with the company.
PAST LIVES has offered the company an opportunity to re-visit, re-investigate, and re-discover the gems hidden in each work and to re-create the magic of bringing each work back to life. García creates movement and works of dance theater to contemplate and reflect on the full range of human experience, the sweet nature and suchness of life, the persistence of memory, and the great mysteries of living and dying.
- Our Mission -
J.GARCÍA DANCE CO is a modern/contemporary dance company based in Albuquerque. The company was created in 2015 by Founder + Artistic Director, Jacqueline García. We are continually working to engage our community through the ongoing creation of new choreographic works, regular performance seasons within Albuquerque and the region, thoughtful engagement and discourse with participants and audience members, community classes & outreach, and collaboration with the greater arts community. J.GARCÍA DANCE CO is fiercely committed to the collective advancement of modern/contemporary dance in Albuquerque and New Mexico by increasing awareness, accessibility and value for the art form. We seek to bring a fresh and enterprising energy to a largely underserved dance community throughout our region.
J.GARCÍA DANCE CO is comprised of a committed group of thinking dancers, in which our movement practice is as much philosophical as it is physical. By engaging in the practice, process, and presentation of crafted dance choreography, we seek to find a deeper understanding of the ineffable nature of the human experience, impermanence and time, mind and memory, and the transformative essences of birth, life, and death.
The ultimate goal of J.GARCÍA DANCE CO is to form an ongoing and sustainable resident contemporary dance theater company based in Albuquerque, NM that finds points of contact, collaboration and influence across regional, national, and international dance networks.
– The Company –
Jacqueline M. García is a proud native of Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a dance artist, she pursues a multi-faceted practice in choreography, performance, education, and arts administration. In 2015, she launched J.GARCÍA DANCE CO as a vehicle to further investigate, create, and present her professional choreographic work. García is also a Co-Founder and Co-Director of SHIFT | DANCE, promoting active and exploratory performance research through a vibrant and diverse performance and presenting platform in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
García has dedicated the last 20 years to the exploration and refinement of her craft through both professional practice and formal scholarly investigation. Since 2001, Jacqueline has earned a BA in Dance summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico (UNM) and dual Master's degrees with an MBA from the Carl H. Linder College of Business and MA in Arts Administration from the esteemed College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. She most recently earned a terminal degree with an MFA in Dance, Choreography passing with distinction from UNM in 2013.
She has worked administratively for Contemporary Dance Theater (OH), Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (OH), Keshet Dance Company (NM), College of Fine Arts Research Office (University of NM), and the National Institute of Flamenco (NM).
She currently works full-time as the Chief Education and Programs Officer for the National Institute of Flamenco and serves as adjunct faculty in the Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of New Mexico.
Since 2008, she has choreographed and directed five original evening-length productions, in addition to numerous works for various performances and showcases. García has completed artistic residencies at Alma College in 2016 and a two-month international artistic residency in Spain in 2015: Universidad Católica de Murcia, (Murcia), Conservatorio Profesional de Danza Maribel Gallardo (Cadiz), and Centro Párraga (Murcia). She has coached Repertory Études from the American Dance Legacy Initiative collection including: Rainbow Étude (Donald McKayle), Battleworks Étude (Robert Battle), and Ecce Homo (Danny Grossman). She is also proud to have served as Rehearsal Director for visiting artists in residence Takehiro Ueyama and Erika Pujič at the University of New Mexico. García is passionately and purposefully dedicated to the advancement of contemporary dance as vital to the Albuquerque arts community.