20 Minutes

Abduction, Confined, Vanished, Murder…. identidad invisible.

Irma Villafuerte’s desconocida derives from the issue of femicides in a Latin American context. This is a study of unlawful killings and the vanishing of women, their possible experiences in confinement that are unveiled by the state of their bodies upon discovery. If and ever they are found, some women’s identities remain unknown.

Cast & Credits
Irma Villafuerte
Drew Barry, Justine Gines and Victoria Mata
Ruben Esguerra
Alejandra Higuera
About The Artist

Irma Villafuerte is a Salvadorian-Canadian dance artist and emerging choreographer based in Toronto. Graduate of George Brown Dance from the Dance Performance Studies program in 2016. Her experience and training extends to Latin, Caribbean and Cuban Contemporary technique. As of late, she has participated and performed in DanceWeekend Ontario 17’ and 16′, Aluna Theatre’s Panamerican Routes Festival, RUTAS, Alejandro Ronceria’s Amalgama at Panamania 2015 at Nathan Phillips Square, La 12 Bienal de la Habana 2015 for (IN)DISCIPLINAS, Next Steps’ Vanguardia Dance Projects Festival, Danza Corpus Annual Open Space Temporada in Matanzas, Cuba and their 20th Anniversary Dance Concert, International Dance Meeting by Danza Libre in Guantanamo, CounterPulse Performing Diaspora in San Francisco, Mayworks Festival for Working People, and The Arts, Choreographer’s Ball, to name a few. She has been part of choreographic works by Alejandro Ronceria, Ryan Lee, Derek Sangster, Kaeja D’dance, Tina Fushell, Arsenio Andrade, Sharon B. Moore, Darryl Tracy, Malgorzata Nowacka (Chimera Dance Project and Company B), Jose Angel Carret (Danza Corpus), Victoria Mata, Esteban Aguilar (Danza Fragmentada), Roshanak Jaberi (Jaberi Dance Theatre) and Albert J. Gomez (Strickly Salsa Dance Entertainment). She has continuously facilitated in dance instruction and choreography for Casa Maiz’ Semillas Maiz summer camp for Latin American children. Recently, she received a mentorship and dance residency for emerging choreographers with Dance Makers through their Peer Learning Network Program. As a daughter of refugee parents, her passion for social justice, human rights, and political art making, is the driving force for creation in Irma’s choreographic and performance work.