NAKA Dance Theater: Y Basta Ya! The Performance of the Performance
October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Debby Kajiyama of NAKA Dance Theater performs in costume
A film and live performance of the seven-year-long multidisciplinary and multilingual performance project – Y Basta Ya! – highlighting stories of Indigenous and Latine immigrant women and their intimate and personal exploration of issues of race, gender violence, and invisibility, and individual and collective power. NAKA Dance Theater Co-Directors José Ome Mazatl and Debby Kajiyama and their collaborators reflect on their experiences of creating the piece, focusing on key artifacts, costumes and photos and reflecting on border-crossings and the loss of languages to create a dream-like, multimedia-infused Performance of the Performance. Y Basta Ya! is an ongoing project engaging Latine community members in different cities across the US.