real talk #1: Vectors of adverse desires
I performed the first part of this work on Oct. 2, 2020 in San Francisco at the Joe Goode Annex as part of Hope Mohr Dances' The Bridge Project, Power Shift Festival.
The work functions as both a love letter to the Bay Area where I first began to dive more deeply into my personal healing journey around integrating various traumas (inherited and personal) as well as a grief ritual that calls in more space, ease, effervescence, clarity, and forgiveness.
This is also the art (ODC Theatre)
Chloë Zimberg, ODC's Theatre Program & Operations Manager, invited randy reyes to have a discussion on their recent hxstory of works including Vulture Invocation Realness, me gusta andar con el pelo sueltx, another iteration of not the same old thing, and green river study. randy invited guests, colleagues, dramaturg and friends Barry Brannum, María Regina Firmino-Castillo, margit galanter, maïa nunes, y tt owen into the conversation, which took place on Oct. 1, 2020.
Berkshire School Q&A for the berkshire bulletin
A cute and brief interview conducted by Berkshire School's Communications Consultant, Megan Tady, this past spring 2020.
Berkshire School is the high school I attended between Fall 2006 - Spring 2010, located in Sheffield, MA
me das asco, pero i still want your spit dripping down my face (Edicion pegada)
I wrote a reflection on the pandemic and my time abroad being a part of the Advanced Performing Arts Programme (PACAP 4) in this publication titled PEGADA that was co-written by the cohort of the residency program. PACAP 4 took place in Lisbon, Portugal at a space called Forum Dança. Lead curator for the program was João Dos Santos Martins and Rita Natálio was the co-editor / facilitator / theory goddess for the excavation of this writing. I choose to focus on the element of fire and its capacity for transmutation and transformation (Spring 2020).
Creative capital | Encuentro 33: LINE/AGE | Queer Neuro-Cognitive Architectures Hidden in Plain Site(s)
Encuentro 33 is a multiphase project supported through a 2020 Creative Capital grant seeking to engender a platform by and for Black, Indigenous, First-Generation, Queer, Trans Artists, Activists, Healers, and Herbalists of Color in the Bay Area, nationally, and abroad. The aim is to develop a series of performances centering ecology, lineage, and ritual through a choreographic lens. These works provide infrastructure for bringing my vision of opening La Escuela de Corporealidad y Artes Sutiles (working title) to fruition (Winter 2020).
Zena Bibler and Barry Brannum on An Instance of This (Instigated by carlos mediaz los)
"...I keep returning to randy and the towel. In my mind it’s a duet: the towel moved randy as much as they moved it. Submerging the towel in a tub of water, feeling their bones get heavy. Wringing it out, seeing them warp tightly onto themself. Flicking the damp towel in an arc that slams into the ground—space is loud, time stops. Watching this piece sometimes felt like looking in a mirror, because so much of what Jose, Carlos, Justin, and randy did confirms what I need and want from performance (Fall 2020)..."
DANCING WITH GHOSTS: A CONVERSATION WITH RANDY REYES
randy reyes’s new work borrows Chinese Energetics and systems of improvisation to weave queer ancestral lineages throughout an elaborate number. Lxs Desaparecidxs is a work that seeks to inquire more than answer. randy embarks on the rigorous process of asking around displacement, assimilation, decomposition, and queer futurism. This was an interview between randy and CounterPulse's Communications Director, Justin Ebrahemi, Winter 2017).