paty lorena solorzano
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...Mexican native Patty Solórzano contributes the eight-minute-long Entre Irse y Quedarse/Between Going and Staying. Solórzano relocated to the United States while a teen and Entre Irse is an exploration of her transition to her new life. “Patty wanted to create a work that showed how she was feeling about leaving things behind, and trying to adjust to life here, “Torres tells us. “It’s a blend of folkloric movements, but it’s still very grounded in contemporary dance.” Solórzano incorporates photographs of Mexico City* , her home and the people that were important to her as a backdrop to her work. “It’s sort of a chronology of her life, put out there onstage.” --Olivia Torres Flores for the Houston Press. November 17, 2011
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Patty Solorzano’s “Entre Irse Y Quedarse/Between Going and Staying” is inspired by childhood recollections of Mexico and her struggle to adapt to a new culture when her family relocated to the U.S. Dancers manipulate long skirts in this contemporary work influenced by Mexican Folkloric dance and prop photographs represent memories and a boundary between past and future. Fittingly, Solorzano’s challenge was transmitting the movement and emotional context of the piece to the performers in only one week before making her next big transition, a move to Michigan.