Move American: i think maybe this is how it feels like by Angel Acuña


i think maybe this is how it feels like is a video work zooming in on fragments of a mother’s 1989 southern California border experience. With the limitation of narrative sentient impacts, movement appears faintly in physical imprints. With every mark of memory, the space reveals a pathway for future expansions. The Mexican Immigrant community is one of many fundamental realities of this country. The criminalization of immigrant lives is a global problem. The United States must take responsibility for their part of the issue. NO EXCEPTIONS for the HUMAN RIGHTS of IMMIGRANT FAMILIES.

Angel Acuña is a Queer Brown dance artist from San Diego residing and creating in Brooklyn.  They are committed in actively engaging in responsible collaborative environments, not just with the objective of accumulating community, but to purposefully (in togetherness) co-evolve horizontally and detoxify from depersonalized power structures.  They aspire to be surrounded by relative and diverse perspectives, carrying a potential manifestation of adjacent fluid practices co-creating towards collective liberation and empowerment for future generations. Identity welcoming itself through action,relation, experience and therefore love. “I dance with the person I am.  I live with the wisdom dance lends.” They recently worked with New York’s dance troupe Antonio & the Gangbangers directed by Antonio Ramos. They currently form part of NYC’s collective FAILSPACE as the marketing director.

Artists testify with embodied stories, compose the art that will present the history often buried and erased, and creatively enact the better world we know is possible. To support the massive mobilization for change in the United States and help sustain the momentum of the movement all the way to the election, we present Move American from September 7 – November 2: a series of short dance films featuring a different self-directed movement artist from somewhere in the United States, examining or sharing a social justice/political/human rights topic. These dance films are intended to serve as Public Service Announcements of sorts, with a clear action item linked to each film calling on folks to prepare and take action to VOTE.