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
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…