“Choreographies by Women” in Celebration of Women’s History Month Finale
The Overtime Theater will present “Choreographies by Women,” a dance showcase that focuses on the process and perspective of the choreographer, at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 2022. The featured choreographers will be Sarah Davis and members of Texas State University’s Grupo Folklorico Ocotochtli. “Choreographies” will be an ongoing showcase at the Overtime Theater. The purpose of the program is to give choreographers an opportunity to further develop new works. After each performance there will be an audience feedback session led by Jade Esteban Estrada, artistic director of the Overtime Theater and former choreographer to TV star Charo.
An active member of San Antonio’s theatre community, Sarah Davis is the resident choreographer for the Barshop Jewish Community Center’s Starz program. She has performed in Jade Esteban Estrada’s Spring Showcase and is also a current dancer with San Antonio Dance Fringe.
Texas State University’s Grupo Folklorico Ocotochtli was founded in 1993 after ten students, representing various Hispanic/Latinx organizations around campus, collaborated for what would be an award-winning performance at the annual Homecoming Talent Show of that year. GFO remains active on-and off-campus with performances in San Marcos, San Antonio, and New Braunfels. The group will return to San Antonio for the annual Festivales de Mexico National Folklorico & Contemporary Dance Competition in late April.
“As the Overtime Theater is a home for playwrights, it seems very natural to open our doors to San Antonio choreographers,” said Estrada. “Dance is a visual art form. We would like to share with audiences the intricate process of how choreographers bring ideas to life without the spoken word.”