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Choreography

A celebration and inquiry of the richness and intricacies of life! Through my choreographies and performance, I aim to honor, preserve, and divulge intercultural identities and legacies. Through innovative amalgamation of dynamic contemporary dance, traditional world folk dances, pedestrian movement, and socially conscious research, my work presents personal and communal visions and concerns while inviting expression, collaboration, discussion, and change.

The US in USA

Year of production: Spring 2017

Production: NYU Susan Koff

Artistic Direction: Deborah Damast

Lighting Design: Cris Dopher 

Choreography: Belinda Sáenz & Dancers

Dancers: Denise N. Brown, Cinthia Conlon McManus, JoAnna Fisher, Daria Fitzgerald, William Huntington, Dena Nicole Quarantillo, Danielle Staropoli, Ana Zárate.

Music:

NYC Protest 2017 recorded by B. Sáenz

Immigrant Stories’ Excerpts by: Justin Schell, Natasha Reika, Ederick Lokpez, Irma Marquez Trapero, Ariana Yang, John Andreozzi, Silvia Alvarez de Avila, William Nyangun, Alejandra Cruz Blanco, Yan Naving, Mary Fray, Adam Martinez, Ayan Omar, Chiyoko Toguchi Swartz, Magnolia Yang Sao, and anonymous.

The Last Stand by Michael Ash Sharbaugh & Mike Sober

The Demagogue by Lila Downs

*I do not own the right to this music

Photography: Benjamin Ouriel

New York University- Frederick Loewe Theater NYU Steinhardt Distinguished Faculty Concert

Noche Flamenca

Year of production: Spring 2016

Production: NYU Susan Koff

Artistic Direction: Deborah Damast

Lighting Design: Cris Dopher 

Choreography: Belinda A. Sáenz

Dancers:

Shannon Chapman

Tiffini Jones

Margaret Lipton

Wipavee Patoompong

Dena Nicole Quarantillo

Danielle Staropoli

Music:

“Road to Her Home”, “Flower of Romance”, and “2 The Night” by Ottmar Liebert

*I do not own the right to this music

New York University- Frederick Loewe Theater NYU Steinhardt Distinguished Faculty Concert 

 

EnRelaciones

Year of production: Spring 2015

Production: NYU Susan Koff

Artistic Direction: Deborah Damast

Lighting Design: Cris Dopher 

Choreographer: Belinda Sáenz

Dancers:

Alycia Marie Heckathorn 

Carlye Anne Denice

Jiwon Ham 

Joan Liu 

Kimberly Yancheson 

Lijun Gan 

Margaret Lipton 

Megan Minturn 

Music:

Lonely Tear Drops by Jackie Wilson

In the Still of the Night by The Five Satins

Hit the Road Jack Performed by Ray Charles Composed by Percy Mayfield

Back to Happiness by Helen Shapiro

*I do not own the right to this music

New York University- Frederick Loewe Theater NYU Steinhardt Distinguished Faculty Concert

 

Sueño Mestizo

Year of production: Fall 2013

Production: NYU Susan Koff

Artistic Direction: Deborah Damast

Lighting Design: Cris Dopher 

Choreographer: Belinda Sáenz

Dancers: Ako Ando

 Li Jun Gan

Jamia Nicole Jordan

Danielle Pierce-Master

Tatiana Santos

Samantha Lopes Sousa.

Music: “Zapateado,” “Hechizo Nocturno” and “Guacamole,” all by Luis Leñero Elú. Mix by Belinda A. Sáenz and Cerezmy Salcido.

Photography: James Alonzo White

New York University- Frederick Loewe Theater NYU Steinhardt MA Concert. 

 

Sueño Mestizo

Year of production: Fall 2013

Running Time: 7:51 min

Color / Sound 

Title: Sueño Mestizo 

Choreographer: Belinda Sáenz

Dancers: Ako Ando, Li Jun Gan, Jamia Nicole Jordan, Danielle Pierce-Master, Tatiana Santos, and Samantha Lopes Sousa.

Music: “Zapateado,” “Hechizo Nocturno” and “Guacamole,” all by Luis Leñero Elú. Mix edited by Belinda A. Sáenz and Cerezmy Salcido.

New York University- Frederick Loewe Theater NYU Steinhardt MA Concert.