(METUCHEN, NJ) -- Mignolo Dance presented the premiere of Manifested Destiny with a drive-in performance at the Pearl Street Parking Deck in Metuchen in November. If you missed the premiere, you can see a virtual showing of this evening-length piece uses language-inspired choreography to explore diverse works of American literature. It will be available online from March 2nd at 7:30 through March 7th. There will be a Zoom Q&A following the debut on March 2nd. Tickets are $8.
Manifested Destiny is an evening-length work choreographed by sisters Charly & Eriel Santagado. The piece explores American culture through the lens of great American literature across recent history. From Walt Whitman to Claudia Rankine, from Langston Hughes to John Steinbeck to Amy Tan, Manifested Destiny calls upon the work of 13 American writers with a wide range of backgrounds and styles. Over the course of the evening, the perspectives of these authors are examined chronologically through precise, language-inspired choreography that highlights how they clash and coincide. The piece opens and closes with a movement translation of To Elsie, William Carlos Williams' harrowing poem about the plight of America.
Click here to purchase a ticket for the performance. Tickets are $8.
mignolo dance is a 501-c3 nonprofit contemporary dance company founded by sisters Charly & Eriel Santagado. They have been dancing and creating together for more than ten years and use this experience to continue to collaborate with each other and other dancers and artists throughout the tristate area. Their work explores elements of various artistic mediums through the lens of movement.