This is where/I Begin....
A motion memoir. Retracing steps, memories, and the constructs of humanity within the states.
"These immigrants are trying to tell America their stories. And it’s time for all of America to listen."
-Petula Dvorak, Washington Post
"Mata is a powerful presence of regal grandeur, grace, determination, and strength. His movements are glorious: light-footed leaps like a flying eagle, daring backbends and deep pivots that touch the ground then soar to greater heights with total ease and control."
-Ramona Harper, DC Metro Theater Arts
With wit, leaps, kicks, and unpredictability, the dance shuffles through episodes that expose the psychology of dreams. Desire, experiences, turns, and movement make up this dance work.
Awarded the "Audience Pick" for the MN Fringe Festival
"Marvelous… mysterious..." -Tiffany Mills
"Very organic... Primal... Very connected"-Larry Lavender
"Owned the crowd" -Brian Vernon
Other Dance works:
Out bound (2020) Collaboratively choreographed
Blue Breaking Storm (2019)
Doubled Bodies (2019) co-choreographed with Krissy Harris
Escape Artist (2017)
Foul Play (2014)
Fly Away With Me (2013)
Caged Heart (2012)
Hidden Layers (2011)