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THE SECRET CYCLES is an ongoing research on non-western codes of dance, musicality, folklore and gathering as a social practice of care, joy and survival. For the first part of this intended trilogy The Secret Cycles part 1 : La fiesta de la Delfina situates its imaginary inside a birthday party somewhere in Latin America.
This duet activates the experience and memories of the two dancers who share a similar migrating journey and cultural backgrounds. Yet, both have a different experience of dance. (Désirée & Luis migrated from Latin America, however Luis has a solid academic training on folklore, hiphop and folkloric dance, and Désirée is a self-taught dance artist who studied visual arts).
Original Idea by Désirée 0100 / Created and performed by Désirée 0100 & Luis Ramírez Muñoz / With the support of Kunstenwerkplaats (production assistance), Viernulvier/vooruit (studio & residency place) and Mestizo Arts Platform/WIPCOOP.
Désirée 0100 is a dancer and choreographer, born in 1992 (Mexico), She lives in Belgium since 2018. Her work has a strong connection with the improvisation practice, the folklore, musicality, migration, healing rituals, and social justice for the marginalized communities.Besides her performing career, Désirée teaches and creates dance opportunities within hospitals, prisons and psychiatric centers, but also for professional and amateur dancers in cultural and artistic institutions. As a guest artist she has collaborated with David Zambrano, Florence Casanave, Simon Van Schuylenbergh, Benjamin Abel Meirhaighe, Krakland, The Ostend Street Orkestra, among others. She was among the founding team of Tictac Art Centre, where she worked during three years (2018-2021).