Como Mujeres/As Women

Conflux Dance Theater

The 1950s are often viewed as a period of conformity when women were held under strict gender roles and complied with society’s expectations. It’s 2023, and women continue to face barriers, and challenges based on sex, gender, and age. This work explores portrayals of “ideal femininity” pressures, societal pressure of getting married, the interracial true love story of Mildred and Richard Loving, and the slow progress of women.

Choreography By Angelica Burgos

Dancers: Amelia Virtue, Alexa Gajeton, LaWanda Raines, Kristina Edwards, Sophia Berger, Lydia Ross, Joshua Moise, Julie Davis

Lighting Design: Alex Broening

Costume Design: Angelica Burgos (Gown Town/ Retro Classic)

Music: Lo Mejor de Lo Mejor by Tito Puente, Mama Teach Me To Dance by Maria Bonita, Cómo Fue by Benny Moré, Lilies of the Valley by Jun Miyake

Videographer: thevideodepartmentrva.com

This work is dedicated to Tina Ramirez, a dear friend, a trailblazer, and founder of Ballet Hispanico of New York, and to the powerful women in my life who have taught me never to allow society’s expectations to dictate my life & dreams.