Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pusheen & Marxism

Adventures of Desun and Cuauhtii
Desun: can you explain the Marxist superstructure to me? as it related to the field of dance?
Cuauhtii: yeah, I tagged you in a pusheen picture of it. You can think of dancers as commodities of labor, and that dance scholars are part of the management or higher, because of their intellectualism. Dance scholars are part of the superstructure of the field, while dancers do the work, and are not even considered.
Desun: did you just use pusheen?
Cuauhtii: yea, why?
Desun: are you doing pusheen studies? or Kawaii Muscle Puscheen Dance Studies?
Cuauhtii: YUP!
Desun & Cuauhtii: .....   :3

Monday, September 28, 2015

long distance relationships

Adventures of Desun and Cuauhtii

Me: we should use this app for long distance relationships
boo: oh yea what's it called
boo: -.-
me: yeah lets do it *downloads*
boo: *downloads*
me: you like it? we can #nosekiss with it
boo: there should be an option for poly-relationships
me: oh boo :3 you are always thinking forward :3 I love you
boo: *kiss

glitter pains

We feel the pain we allow ourselves to feel, we touch the glitter we allow ourselves to touch.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Cuauhtemoc Peranda @ UCR

Cuauhtémoc Peranda

Cuauhtémoc Peranda, MFA (Mexica/Aztec & Mescalero Apache) is a First-Year PhD student in the Critical Dance Studies Program at the University of California, Riverside. He is a Benjamin E. Mays Mellon Fellow, and a recipient of the prestigious Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship. He has had to honor of presenting his award winning research on Vogue/Voguing at the Queer People of Color Regional Conference at the University of California, Davis, and the Queer Yo’ Mind Conference at San Francisco State University. In 2009, he studied under Dr. Ramón Rivera-Servera, PhD at Northwestern University through the competitive Research Opportunities Program Fellowship, and graduated in 2010, with Honors, from Stanford University with a BA Degree in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. While training at Mills College for his MFA in Choreography and Performance, he established his art & dance company: Mitote Choreographics. 

Cuauhtémoc’s artistic and academic interests examine Contemporary Dance’s decolonial possibilities by ways of the imbedded Native American dance protocols; additionally, he explores Queer & Quare Fierceness in Voguing as a tool for gender and identity resistance, and a vehicle for healing and preventing suicide. His dance work has been presented throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Seattle, Cambridge, London, Germany, and he has traveled through the United States, Canada and Mexico as a performer. His writings on decolonial dance practices will be published in the forthcoming Queer Chicana/o Xicana/o Spiritualities Anthology

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Auto-Choreographic Questions

Auto-choreographies. Could this be a thing? Auto-Choreographic? What happens when we choreograph ourselves, or try to dig into ourselves? Is the choreographic something already self described and inscribed?

What of the glitter shaman? Or Ralph Lemon's Geography? Or Adrianne Piper's Mythic Being? With the emergent choreographies and performances, don't we also see the emerging person, the emerging artist? Isn't choreography as much self work as it is artwork?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Dance USA Question


In this much more expensive world of dance training, lack of part-time sustainable jobs, little to no low-income housing, low scholarships and high loan debt, how do prospective dancers become a part of a company? How can they finance training for a specific style, genre, company, or choreographer while also fulfilling personal obligations? In the time before a contact is even given, how do dancers survive? And, even if a contact is given, if it is part-time, or per project, how do dancers sustain themselves and plan for their financial future?

Sunday, September 20, 2015


I have a dream.
That one day we can talk about ‪#‎racism‬ openly and with compassion.
That we could look at business, education, policy, law, and any system and openly state: "this is racist. This seems to be built on old racist ideas, let's change this" -- and the rest will say -- "I agree, this irrationally oppresses a group and supports white supremacy, let's change this for the better and work for a more perfect union and collaborative country" .... Without the fighting, killing, and ‪#‎WhiteFeelings‬....
I dream of a day when racism can be discussed freely, without fear...
It is possible, I know it. Because that is freedom!