'NOStalgia POP'

'NOStalgia POP'

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Primera Generación Dance Collective

Friday, June 28–Saturday, June 29

Photo by Steve Rosa

With eclectic, multilingual, Latinx aesthetics, Los Angeles and Riverside-based Primera Generación Dance Collective exposes “el desmadre” (the messiness) that is their first-generation Mexican American experience. Rooted in popular Latine music, movement, and moments, their newest evening-length multimedia dance work, NOStalgia POP, pays homage and cheeky critique to the recuerdos romanticos that link Latine bodies together. A collage of ‘80s pop en Español, the “Latin Explosion” of the ‘90s, and millennial Mexican core weave together with media depictions of gente Latina. Four captivating dancers tell the story of how messy, fruitful, joyful, and painful the development of an ever-growing Latin Pop culture memory has been and the ways in which mainstream media shapes and is (re)shaped by Latine nostalgia.

Presented in English and Spanish without surtitles.

The program includes a post-performance talk on June 29, moderated by Dr. Jose L. Reynoso.

Please note: NOStalgia POP contains strobe lights.