Metal, Plastic, Skin
Dance at the Odyssey Festival
Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
July 23, 2023
A five-minute edited version of the 30-minute, three-part experimental contemporary dance solo piece that explores how vulnerability fatigue impacts Vanessa’s lived experiences as a Disabled Chicana woman & how medical equipment has been a form of freedom, survival, and assimilation in this inaccessible world.
Through her dance films & choreographic work, Vanessa presents the audience with thought-provoking pieces that ignite the imagination & explore Disability aesthetics in contemporary forms and experimentation. She is shifting the dance field away from the inspirational-porn perspective of disability into a humanistic perspective.