LROD is recognized as a radical choreographer, performance artist, filmmaker, mask maker, and interdisciplinary pedagogue from El Paso, TX. LROD creates inclusive installations, surreal dance-works, and integrates emerging technology with care. LROD’s work reflects the visual, embodied, and emotional way the border has welcomed her home, has never left her, and continues to move in her research. LROD’s movement research investigates contemporary lineages of Latin forms in dance, alter-egoism, and discovering communal environments of radical tenderness. LROD’s films explore Latinidad in the context of border art through the lens of surrealism, Chicanafuturism, and inter-generational archives. Currently, LROD is a Lecturer in Theater, Dance & Media at Harvard University, and core artist for Livable Futures.
LROD brings over thirty years of experience as a performer and movement practitioner and has more than fifteen years of choreographic, teaching, and visual arts experience. Recently, LROD received their M.F.A. in Dance and Intermedia Studies from the Department of Dance at The Ohio State University, alongside a Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies Minor in Latina/o Studies. LROD is a recipient of the Migration, Mobility, and Immobility Project Graduate Grant (19), and The Graduate School’s Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) Program (19). LROD received their B.F.A. from the Professional Dancers Program at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. LROD has produced work for Livable Futures, La Pocha Nostra, Taco Reparations Brigade, Base Experimental Arts + Space, Center for Contemporary Art (COCA), City Opera Ballet, Men in Dance, Boost Dance Festival, Converge Dance Festival, Men in Dance Choreographers Showcase, and New Moves. They have performed in works by Norah Zuniga Shaw, La Pocha Nostra, Taco Reparations Brigade, Kyle Abraham, Sidra Bell, Deborah Wolf, Pat Graney, Wade Madsen, Spareworks.Dance, and Erison Dancers.