PERFORMANCE

FLESH OF EARTH (excerpt)

Directed & choreographed by Ivan Espinosa 

May 2017

Performed at The Evergreen State College Center for Creative & Applied Media

— Inspired by Butoh dance aesthetics, this performance invites the audience to mediate on the human body’s inherent connection to the Earth, and the existential longing for atonement with Nature.

THE EARTH SPEAKS (excerpt)

Directed & choreographed by Ivan Espinosa

March 2017

Performed at The Evergreen State College Experimental Theater

— Inspired by Eco-Feminist philosophy, this Butoh-influenced performance is a visceral examination of the harmful split between the Earth and human society that has resulted from patriarchal capitalism, and how the split might be healed by the feminine instinct for nurture and care of the Earth’s processes, of its many songs and languages.