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Choreography by: 

Perlizbeth De Leon

(she/her)

 

Performed by:

EC Fajardo

(he/they)

Cladia Thrasher

(she/her)

Julie Kim

(she/her)

Lighting Design by:

Scott Wheet

(he/him)

Costumes by: 

Perlizbeth De Leon

Music: 

City Flower - Statika, Nocturne - Swept, A Tiny Blizzard - Izzard, Puff Lah - KAYTRANADA, Calling - Nuages, Patterns, Erase: Simeon Walker Rework - Illuminine, Simeon Walker, when the sun goes away - MADEBYGOES, Sedogy Bedom, this feeling I feel. - my head is empty, convo - S N U G, vocal recordings by EC Fajardo, Julie Kim, and Cladia Thrasher

Content Warnings

Mature Language Warning, Mention of Abuse, Incarceration, and Drowning

Special Thank You:

Special Thanks to Dan & Company Studios for allowing us to use their space for rehearsals and my mom for always believing in everything I do no matter what.

One more thank you to Fly on a Wall for being a safe place to create and cultivate my vision. The work you do in this community is unparalleled.

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Perlizbeth De Leon

Perlizbeth De Leon is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, actor, and model from Atlanta, GA. Her past training includes Groove2Musik, Xcel Studios, T Lang Dance, Monsters of Hip Hop, Appalachian State University Dance, and various conventions and workshops. She started choreographing in 2017 in North Carolina with a residency at Dance Project in Greensboro and other collectives in NC. She has done works for Dance Canvas, Excuse the Art, and Fall for Fall Dance Festival since 2020. In 2021, she founded Uprising Dance Company with her husband EC Fajardo. They have performed in North Carolina, Florida, and various Atlanta shows. 

*Photo by Bryan Pak

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EC Fajardo

EC Fajardo EC is a longtime dance educator and movement artist based in Atlanta, GA. He has a Bachelor’s in Dance Studies from Appalachian State University and has been training in multiple disciplines of street and funk dance styles since 2010. His training ranges from ballet, lyrical, and contemporary all the way to house, hip-hop, and animation. His love of dance and dance culture has led him to seek training from some of the greatest dancers in the world, such as Buddha Stretch, Tony Ray, and MegaMan, and he hopes to share some of that movement and knowledge in his own works and teachings.

*Photo by Mona Lee

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Cladia Thrasher

Cladia Thrasher began dancing at an early age, having developed a passion for movement, performing, and the arts. She is a 2022 graduate from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. At UNCSA, she had the pleasure of performing works by Jose Limon, Merce Cunningham, Juel Lane, Ashley Lindsey, Ming-Lung Yang, Kira Blazek-Ziaii, and Yoshito Sakuraba. Along with her training and performance experiences, she has also had opportunities to choreograph works for the stage and on film. Cladia has a deep love for creating and story-telling, and is passionate about being able to create art and visuals that intersect her love of movement with multiple art mediums such as film, photography, etc. Cladia also enjoys acting, choreographing, writing, and directing. Recently in her professional career, she has performed with Innergy Dance Inc led by artistic directors Tyra J. Ike-Asogwa and Alicia Nicole Thompson, is an apprentice with Atlanta Contemporary Dance Company led by artistic director Lauren Overstreet, and is a current dance artist with Monica Hogan Danceworks led by artistic director Monica Hogan Thysell. She is also a current teacher’s assistant/instructor for Ballethnic Academy of Dance. Cladia is very excited to be a part of this incredible and meaningful process for '' IN THIS COUNTRY"

*Photo by Kevyn Bryant

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Julie Kim

Julie Kim is a bisexual, first generation Korean America born and raised in the Bay Area, CA. I have a BS degree in Athletic Training from the University of Miami, and now I am currently living in Atlanta! I have been dancing ever since i was a wee leetle gorl and i trained in contemporary, hiphop, jazz and traditional korean dance. in Miami, i had the pleasure of being coordinator and choreographer for Unit 305 for two unforgettable years. Now, I am a professional dancer, actor, and model with Xcel Talent Agency and have done work for Nike Jordan, Google, Allblk, and more! i am super excited to be a part of this project and honored to share this performance space! some random, fun facts: im an aquarius sun/moon and leo rising. i am a partner acrobatic yogi, a film photographer, cat lover, and huge fooodie

*Photo by Jade Yi LLC

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