M.F.A - educator -researcher - choreographer - performer
Gabriel Mata Movement
pronounced: gah-bryehl mah-tah
COLLABORATIONS & COLLABORATORS
haus of bambi - www.hausofbambi.com
videographer, dramaturg, and choreographic collaborator
Robert Woofter is a control freak, sporadic drag queen, and founder of haus of bambi (hausofbambi.com), a dance and film company that produces genderless and gendermore fantasies for the stage and screen. His work has been commissioned for Vogue.com and the John F. Kennedy Center and has been presented in New York City at the wild project, Movement Research at Judson Church, Dixon Place, and Triskelion Arts and in DC at Dance Place. Robert is perpetually obsessed with faggotry, sawftness, nightlife, high art, and sticky dance floors and can’t wait to go out dancing again.
Robert teaches at American University and Dance Place in DC.
performer and choreographic collaborator
Gary Champi is a freelance dance artist currently in transition of finding a new home base.
choreographic collaborator and co-director
More info soon,
DJ Lemz - www.djlemz.com
LOVER / FIGHTER / PILLOW BITER
Lemz makes the dance floor feel like both a home and an escape. As a DJ/producer, his club sets and original productions run the gamut from disco, house, techno – even a bit of top 40 pop when the time is right – plus he can read almost any crowd like an open book. Behind a pair of Technics since the age of 12, Lemz’s early foundation in the craft led to a seemingly effortless skill that belies his laser-driven focus and constant challenge to surprise, and thrill, his audiences. Born in California and raised in Baltimore, the now DC-resident has racked up an impressive roster of parties (BENT, Sleaze, Rough House) and residencies in our nation’s capital with seemingly no intention of slowing down. It may look like he wants to rule the scene, but he really just wants to make you dance.
Solo Body Project
work by guest choreographers
Alvin Mayes - Stones in the Garden Diane Frank - Tendril 6 Keith Johnson - Fall Risk Maria Basile - Grit Joel Smith - gabriel
Robert Woofter - They dripped from his mouth like juice and he marveled…
phonetic pronunciation: (gah-bryehl mah-tah)
phonetic pronunciation: (gah-bryehl mah-tah) is a trilogy of award winning hour-long solo works. Exploring themes of identity, immigration, and citizenship. Gabriel brings his personal narrative into the space with talking dances, humor, and the complexity of the American Dream as an undocumented Mexican American.
Out of the Shadows
Awarded the Best of Fringe by Twin Cities Arts Reader 2017, this work dives into the insecurities of performers and how it connects to trauma. Out of the Shadows is also a coming out narrative of this performers immigrant identity.
Length: 54 minutes
Awarded the Audience Choice Award at the Minnesota Fringe in 2018. This work is on the dynamic theme of dreaming. The dreams, the daydreams, the nightmares, and the Dreamer status.
Length: 50 minutes
This is where/I Begin...
This final solo questions citizenship and the notions behind it. It looks into the bodies in space as well as memories. It sets the hopes and dreams for a brighter future while remembering the past and being aware of the present. The complexity unravels.
Length: 53 minutes