Erica Saucedo is a movement artist, educator, and scholar based in Austin, Texas. A current M.F.A. candidate in Dance and Social Justice at the University of Texas at Austin, Erica’s research is a curious exploration and celebration of brownness. By crafting practices of re-embodiment Erica strives to find ways to interrogate and reframe static notions of gender, race, sexuality, and physical ability embedded in Latinx history, iconicity, stereotypes, and popular music. Ultimately, she researches and enacts ways the brown female body acts as a powerful site for cultural production.
del corazón nace el enjambre / Pt II: Cucarachicxs
This dance film activates la cucaracha as a time-traveling hemispheric avatar to bring forth an offering for the future. del corazón nace el enjambre is an iterative performance project/body-based freedom practice that asks: how does brownness move? And, how might an embodied attunement to a sense of brown serve as the basis for other ways of being and knowing in the world? As the second installment of del corazón nace el enjambre, Pt II: Cucarachicxs follows themes of self-metamorphosis, resistance and revolution. Ultimately, this practice activates la cucaracha/the cockroach as a time-traveling hemispheric avatar in order to bring forth a brown feminist offering for the future.
Created by The Corazón Collective
DIRECTOR/PERFORMER Erica Saucedo
CO-EDITORS Angelica Monteiro, Kelsey Oliver, Erica Saucedo
ARTIST-COLLABORATORS/PERFORMERS Bonnie Cox, Angelica Monteiro
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Sarah Annie Navarrete
MUSICIAN/COMPOSERS Ále Acevedo (güey), Walter Nichols
COSTUME DESIGNER/STYLIST Kelsey Oliver
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Chris Conard Special Thanks to: The Saucedo Family for their undying support and infinite love. The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Theatre and Dance The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center Taryn Lavery Café Dance