MICHAEL MENCHACA
Sacred Dance Of Los Migratos
performed at Luminaria 2012, San Antonio, Texas.

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For this performance I wore an electro-luminescent costume that outlined the form of a ‘migrato’. Throughout the Luminaria festivities, the character performed a ritualistic dance, as a celebration for having successfully crossed into a land of opportunity. The intention behind the piece was to magnify the alienation of displaced persons by utilizing the metaphor of the stray cat and reinforcing it by illumination.

Photos by Suzy Gonzalez
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