Dime Quién Soy
A passionate reflection of cultural identity by Nélida Tirado who stumbles upon flamenco accidentally upon her mother's desires to keep her connected to the roots of her native Bomba and Plena. This embarks her on a triumphant and challenging journey "dancing between cultures" in celebration of her authentic self where music and dance transcend and blurs lines of politics, race, and identity. Original music and direction by Gonzalo Grau.
Dime Quién Soy will be workshopped at Jacob's Pillow in February 2021, expanding on the sold-out solo version of the show that premiered at Joe's Pub in 2014 in collaboration with the Flamenco Festival NYC. The project will consist of 7 dancers and 6 musicians and will be available for touring in 2022-2023.
About Nélida Tirado
Hailed “magnificent” and "utterly compelling" by The New York Times, Nélida Tirado has been recognized around the globe for her intense grace and powerful style. As one of the most dynamic dancers, she shares a deep passion and talent for Spanish/Flamenco and Latin dance. For Nélida, the differences between the two are immense; from the very style of the dances to the origin of their intricate history. Yet, each share a musical equality that reflects on life's personal sentiments of loss, love, death, pain, and joy. The comparisons are distinctive, but the personal connection between the two has led Nelida through one of the most exhilarating and successful dance careers.
Nélida has been featured in The New York Times for numerous performances, The New Yorker, The Star Ledger and selected as one of Dance Magazine's "25 To Watch". She received the BRIO award twice from the Bronx Council of the Arts for artistic excellence was a three-time recipient of the Tito Puente Scholarship.
She currently resides in NYC, performing, and teaching. She most recently premiered her solo show "Dime Quién Soy" show to a sold-out audience presented by Joe's Pub in collaboration with the Flamenco Festival NY, was part of Summerstage' "Dance Off the Grid" Series 2014 alongside Ron K.Brown of Evidence, Ephrat Asherie and Sa Dance as part , and BAAD!'s 2016 presentation of her solo show "Dime Quien Soy", recipient of the "Rosario Dawson Muse Fellow" through BAAD!, recipient of 2018/2019 Gibney's Dance in Process Residence and will be seen in Warner Brother's film adaptation of Lin Manuel Miranda's "In The Heights" premiering Summer 2021.