Ellas y Yo Mexicanas: Juana Ines Solo exerpt 2023

"Ellas y Yo Mexicanas: Juana Ines 
Choreography/performance: Silvita Diaz Brown
Videofraphy/Direction: Antonin Lelievre

Ellas y Yo Mexicanas: Frida solo excerpt 2022 

"Chreography/performance: Silvita Diaz Brown
videography/direction: Antonin Lelievre

 

Visita a Nuestros Muertos  dance-short 2021,  Funded by Chicago Dancemakers Forum Digital Dance Grant

"Visita a Nuestros Muertos"
Dancers: Ileana Nadine Mauricio, Juan Enrique Irizarry, Dylan Roth and Silvita Diaz Brown.
Choreography: Silvita Diaz Brown
Music: Wiebe Dirk
Poems: Lani Montreal translation to Spanish: Silvita
Cinematography: Antonin Lelievre
Direction: Alexandra Yasinovsky
Costumes: Elizabeth Collins and Silvita Diaz Brow

 

Visita a Nuestros Muertos  dance-short 2021,  Funded by Chicago Dancemakers Forum Digital Dance Grant

"Visita a Nuestros Muertos"  
Dancers: Ileana Nadine Mauricio, Juan Enrique Irizarry and Silvita Diaz Brown. Choreography: Silvita Diaz Brown
Music in progress: Wiebe Dirk Poems: 
Costumes: Elizabeth Collins and Silvita Diaz Brow

Leyendas y  Realidades  video pitch for Pitchbook volume VII of American Dance Abroad 2021

"Leyendas y Realidades" 
Directed and choreographed by Silvita Diaz Brown
Dancers: Tess Collins, Juan Enrique Irizarry, Dylan Roth, Ileana Nadine Mauricio, Christopher Knowlton and Silvita Diaz Brown. 
Music: Wiebe Dirk Ophorst
Video projections: Alexandra Yasinovsky,
Costumes Elizabeth Collins
Masks Ariel Arvis

Leyendas Y Realidades  (Legends & Realities) Links Hall  Co-Mission Fellowship 2019

"Leyendas y Realidades" this trailer presents short clips from scene 1 that introduces character solos and scene 3 that explores the life of Malinche as a female survivor of the spanish conquest in Mexico and the mother of Mexico Mestizo. "Leyendas y Realidades" is an hour-length dance-theater work that celebrates my Mexican heritage and my adopted country. The performance is meant to inspire and spiritually empower Latinx audiences, and all, to recover their indigenous heritages; incorporate ancient, grounding wisdom into their contemporary lives; and recognize the relevance of women in society through facts and legends plucked from the conquest of the Aztec empire by the Spanish. Grounded in the life and legend of Malintzin, better known as La Malinche, a mythologized Nahua woman who played a key role in the Spanish conquest; acting as translator, mediator and interpreter to conquistador Hernan Cortez. "Legendas y Realidades” Malinche now is known as the Mother of Mexico Mestizo; the blend of two cultures.
directed and choreographed by Silvita Diaz Brown
Dancers: Tess Collins, Juan Enrique Irizarry, Dylan Roth, Ileana Nadine Mauricio, Christopher Knowlton and Silvita Diaz Brown.
Music: Wiebe Dirk Video: Alexandra Yasinovsky
Costumes: Elizabeth Collins
Mask: Ariel Arvis

"Llorona" & "Del Otro Lado"

In this video you can view excerpts from Silvita's Solo "Llorona" at free street theater June 2017 and duet "Del Otro Lado" at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen May 2018. Silvita Diaz Brown of Sildance/Acrodanza presented “Tejiendo Caminos, (Weaving paths)” at The National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen for the "Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Festival where she presented both pieces. These two works blend her Mexican roots and her acquired American culture. “Llorona” is a performance inspired by the Mexican legend La Llorona: a woman who is driven to madness in a loveless marriage that caused her to lose her mind and leave her children to drown in the river. The dance is based on the turmoil spirit of “La Llorona” which I relate to many women that live tormented lives in abusive relationships and through this dance they find redemption. here you can see how I transformed an Mythical character into a performance piece through dance, make up, costume and sound/singing. Chreography/performance: Silvita Diaz Brown Music by Chavela Vargas costume by Elizabeth Collins Makeup by Ariel Arvis “Del Otro Lado:” a dance duet that touches the themes of encounter between Mexican and American cultures, love, courage and adoption of a new place as home. Here you can view my use of dance, acrobatics, live music and video projection to bring the story to life. Choreographer/director: Silvita Diaz Brown Dancers: Christopher Knowlton and Silvita Diaz Brown Music: composition and performance: Wiebe Dirk Ophorst video proyection: Alexandra Yasinovsky

Del Otro Lado dance film excepts

"Del Otro Lado" (On the other Side): a dance duet that touches the themes of encounter between Mexican and American cultures, love, courage and adoption of a new place as home. Filmmaker/director: Alexandra Yasinovsky Choreography: Silvita Diaz Brown Dancers/movement collaborators: Christopher Knowlton and Silvita Diaz Brown Music: composition: Wiebe Dirk Ophorst Film editing: Antonin Lelievre