I am a living embodiment of three legacies: My family of immigrants, queer rebels who challenge the status quo, and generations of men seeking to understand what it means to be gay. I recently explored my family's heritage in a piece I created called Home. This dance represents the residence we create within ourselves and is a reminder of the immigrants who are kept away from theirs. I explored my gay identity through masc/fem and Looking. These pieces reveal the intimacy, sexuality and social identity of gay men in Dallas, Texas.
As a dance maker and professor of dance practices, I believe we are always performing, extending beyond even the proscenium stage. Each moment, we perform our identities whether we realize it or not. My goal is for both students and audience members to be cognizant of this connection, a consciousness that requires courage, curiosity, and critical thinking.