BOCA TUYA – Sombreristas

About the piece

The piece awakens a long-forgotten code of rules solidified by secret handshakes, races, and subtle nods. Set in a cast of a dozen dancers and an equal cohort of animated hats, this play invites us to shed the skin of adult decorum and experience an alternate timeline governed by the blatantly volatile logic of pavement games. 

*Both engagements are supported by our donors and Mid Atlantic Arts through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation. The work was commissioned by Bruce Wood Dance, Dallas,TX in the spring of 2021.

About the company

Boca Tuya is a New York-based artistic incubator providing mature contemporary dance artists with the multifaceted, high level experiences that characterize a holistic life in the arts. Since 2018, we have stood strong in our commitment to visibility and artistic excellence, showcasing the talents of New York’s top movement artists while establishing a company culture that prioritizes the wellbeing, economic stability, and personal achievement of our dancers. Through extensive opportunities for performance work, national and international touring, educational outreach, and choreographic commissions, we exist to give our dancers the resources they need to live as artists rather than chasing art for their livelihood.


Country: USA

Category: Guest Company

Choreography: Omar Román De Jesús 

Style: Contemporary Dance 

Dancers: Ángel Blanco, Rafael Cañals, Shadden Hashem, Fernando Ramos, Carlos Sánchez Falú, Rachel Secrest, Margaret Jones, Ian Spring, Christian A. Warner

Lighting Design: Chad R. Jung, Erin Earle Fleming

Costumes: Omar Román De Jesús 

Music: En Mi Pensamiento: Los Tupamaros / Berceuse Op.57: Frederic Chopin, Jon Nakamatsu / Sofrito: Mongo Santamaria / Aheym: Bryce Dessner, Kronos Quartet / We Could Form An Attachment: Kris Bowers 

Mentor: Risa Steinberg

The participación in PRISMA is thanks to the support of the United States of America in Panama.