Making Art in 2017: Keila Cordova on KITH
Name: Keila Cordova
Company: 3 Pony Show / keila cordova dances
Show in 2017 Festival: KITH
Past Festival shows: Linear Default, As Pretty Does, Volcano, My Love, Agnes Falling, Gold, Janet 2.0, Girl “Y”
FringeArts: Tell us a bit about your show.
Keila Cordova: KITH comes out of my on-going interest in looking at how people connect to each other. We created a survey as a portal where people in the community can share their stories and connect to the performance experience. Dance can be the vocabulary for telling our story, or for releasing our story into the universe.
FringeArts: How have your interests in or approach to art making changed in the last year?
Keila Cordova: I’m learning that there are infinite amounts of magic in not knowing. So I find playing to be a great space for discovery. When you go through the trouble of bringing the right people onto your team, it’s important to value their uniqueness and make sure they’re a part of the development process.
FringeArts: Tell us about an instance from 2017 where your interaction with art provided some much needed solace or refuge from outside troubles.
Keila Cordova: Sloshing through the snow in January and finally getting to attend The Gathering in January; having an open conversation with artists on how we can work together to share information on self-care, creative resources and building sustainability. (Conceived by choreographer Camille A. Brown in 2014, The Gathering serves as an open forum for intergenerational black female artists to support one another and to advocate for greater cultural equity and acknowledgement in the contemporary dance world.)
3 Pony Show / keila cordova dances
$18 / 60 minutes
Sept. 14-16 @ Conwell Dance Theater, 1801 North Broad Street, 5th Floor