Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts presents CounterCurrent19 - Awilda Rodríguez Lora: SUSTENTO: from La Performera to La Mujer Maravilla
SUSTENTO: from La Performera to La Mujer Maravilla is a lecture-performance by the transdisciplinary artist, Awilda Rodríguez Lora, also known as La Performera. Stories, movements, and songs are strategies used by La Performera to invite the audience to reflect on the concept of sustento (sustenance) as a complex and vital idea for survival in creative and everyday practices.
As a performance choreographer, Rodríguez Lora challenges traditional notions of womanhood, sexuality, and autonomy, examining relationships between the economy of living, corporeality, and the contemporary art market. Rodriguez Lora is part of Collective Presence, a curatorial project organized by DiverseWorks that addresses current social and political issues impacting the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.