Crystal Sepúlveda (b. 1983) Puerto Rican raised in Miami, FL. Sepúlveda is an improviser, dancer, choreographer, producer/curator and teacher based in Southern California. Sepúlveda's movement based real time compositions are visually fleeting environments that are sound, object and space sensitive, where body negotiates how to function and readily face the unknown, to create and reveal possibilities for a lived performance.
Sepúlveda's work and collaborative projects have been presented at venues internationally, including the Music and Space Conference at CUNY Graduate Center Department of Music (New York City), Highways Performance Space, homeLA and The Bootleg Theater (Los Angeles), CEART Tijuana and El Centro Cultural (Tijuana, Mexico), dança em foco Festival International (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Lakes Studios Berlin (Berlin, Germany) The LAB (San Francisco), Temescal Art Center (Oakland) Museum of Fine Arts of Le Locle (Le Locle, Switzerland) and Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel (Neuchâtel, Switzerland). She has worked collaboratively with artist Nao Bustamante, Selwa Sweidan, Tanya Lukin-Linklater, no.e Parker, Hannah Schwadron, Cheryl Leonard, Axel Tamayo Rivera, Lisa Rybovich Crallé and Sophia Wang. In Jan.- Feb. 2016, Sepúlveda was an artist in residence at the Luxor Factory in Switzerland with collaborator Italo-Swiss composer Luca Forcucci and cellist Ulrike Brand to continue developments on evening length project, Bodyscape. While in Germany, she performed with cellist Ulrike Brand and dancer Ingo Reulecke in an Attic in Wedding-Berlin and produced and curated it might finish like this / this is how it starts (Feb 27, 2016) at Lakes Studios Berlin, an evening of real time compositions and spontaneous collaboration featuring artists Akemi Nagao, Lina Gomez, Tomomi Adachi, Ulrike Brand, Eva Bauman. She continues to produce and curate performance based events through her project MMM.
Sepúlveda is an alumna of the M.F.A. in Experimental Choreography at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). Currently she is a Lecturer in the Department of Dance at UCR . She has been invited to teach dance composition and improvisation workshops at Pieter Performance Space, Temescal Art Center, Source Studio, Ramona High School, Norte Vista High School, Eastern Connecticut State University and Fairfield University. Sepúlveda's performance projects have been supported by the CARL residency at the Culver Center of the Arts; University of California, Riverside Department of Dance Brithinee Fellowship; Riverside Art Museum; Milkbar's Projects Room Artist Residency; and Riverside Community Arts Association. crystalsepulveda.com
March 9, 2014
hANDs/detour | living room and balcony
performance: Cydney Watson, Alfonso Cervera, Crystal Sepúlveda
6:00, 6:45, 7:30pm
April 1, 2015
sofabed experiment | bedroom and living room
May 21, 2016
merge.part.locate | foyer and portico
merge.part.locate is a solo durational real time performance composition. The performance will continuously alternate between two locations - under the staircase by the front entryway and outdoors on top of the portico.