DATE: “Friday, September 5, 2014 – 5-7PM”
LOCATION: “Damen L Station”

Christian Cruz is currently working on performances that explore the relationship between movement and text. She uses reoccurring motifs such as the “worker,” the “soldier” and the “con artist” by incorporating costume and props. She believes in the selfmade, blue collar, sub‐culture of misfit champions. She has released two poetry projects available to stream on soundcloud. Currently, a member of the poetry collective, West Side School for the Desperate she hosts and organizes a monthly open mic featuring accomplished poets called, Parallel Paradox. Originally from Dallas, Texas she’s been dancing since the age of ten in hip‐hop, folklorico, ‘african,’ and cumbia showcases. She continued dancing while attending Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, concentrating in Theater. She studied Art History, and Arts Management at SUNY Purchase College & Columbia College Chicago. Christian Cruz began teaching performance poetry at Yollocalli Arts Reach in 2011 until 2013. In 2012, she held a residency at the National Museum of Mexican Art for Poetry & Spoken Word. She has participated as a poet and coach in Louder Than a Bomb Poetry Festival in 2011‐2013.


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