Memorias Eternas is a dance performance about plastic pollution by Raquel Santiago, presented during the Mahahual Libre de Plástico Festival in Mexico in June 2019. Memorias Eternas refers to all the plastic memories we leave behind. Every piece of single-use plastic we have touched contains all the memories of us playing, eating, drinking, having fun, loving… When we die our body decomposes, but our plasticized memories endure for hundreds of years.
Raquel became a mother of identical twin baby boys born naturally in water on April 17. Dancing for a Natural and Respectful Birth is an Alchemy Spinning improvisation by dancer Raquel Santiago in her 35 weeks pregnant, two weeks before giving birth her babies, at Natura Málaga Festival 2017, Spain.
Magic Spirals is an Alchemy Spinning dance & technology performance by Stanford’s scientists Don Kimber, Maribeth Back, and dancer Raquel Boluda. It will be premiered on November 15, 2015 at Dance Hack Day, SAFEHouse Arts, San Francisco.
Magic Spirals explores the magic of spirals through dance, music and technology.
Spirals combine rotation with upward and downward movement. Spirals and the movement, may be real or illusory. They are mathematically profound, and like fractals are self similar and invariant across scale. Spirals and helices are all around us, and within us, from our DNA to the galaxy we live in. Even a healthy heart actually has the structure of a spiral. We celebrate the spiral through
dance and seek ascension, working from the foundation of our grounded selves, then spinning, we rise, ever upward,
ever higher. Our perspective changes, from within, to without. We reach a state beyond our selves to a transcendent
state of Self, connecting us with each other and all that is.
Ephemeral Footprints is an Alchemy Spinning dance and technology piece that explores the evanescent traces left by human emotions. This piece is a collaboration between Raquel Boluda and Weidong Yang, founder and artistic director at Kinetech Arts.
October 16 & 17, 2015 at The 3rd Last Festival, Standford, CA.
October 23, 2015 at Codame, San Francisco.
Photo by Afshin Odabaee
October 24, 2015 at SAFEhouse Arts, San Francisco.
Alchemy Spinning is a whirling practice inspired by the hypnotic whirling of several ancient dance traditions, such as Sufi dervishes. Raquel offers an unique whirling dance style that combines her experience in Sufi, contemporary, Middle Eastern and butoh dances.
Venue: Yoga Tree Telegraph, 2807 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
Date: August 15, 2015, 5:00-5:45pm
Cost: Free event
Raquel offers an unique improvisation whirling dance style that combines her experience in Sufi, contemporary, Middle Eastern and butoh dances.
Venue: C/Consell de Cent 394, Barcelona.
Date: June 18, 2015 7:00-9:00pm.