'La Tierra De Mi Madre' is sprung from Orange Grove Dance's performance Tetralogy '4 Recurring Dreams'. The four part series of works stand as mythopoetic research into personal memories and stories of one family’s migration from Cuba in 1980.
"Evening was quickly turning to night as the boat pulled off the dock. The captain handed each person a glow stick. He broke his and told everyone aboard, 'If we capsize on this journey to the US make sure to illuminate your glow stick so that you have a better chance of being found in the ocean.' And with that my family watched the lights of Cuba fade away in the distance, the only land they had ever known. Only left with each other, the darkness of the night, and a few distant stars reflecting off the water. My mother tells of a darkness she had never experienced before. "
-Colette Krogol - Choreographer
Premiered: July 2020
Choreography & Direction: Colette Krogol & Matt Reeves
Performers: Robin Neveu Brown & Juliana Ponguta
Scenic & Prop Design: Matt Reeves
Lighting Design: Peter Leibold
Costume Design Robert Croghan
Original Score: Dylan Glatthorn
Cinematography: Jonathan Hsu
Editor: Matt Reeves