Migguel Anggelo: A First Look at English with an Accent
May 13, 2021
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Vocalist, dancer, and interdisciplinary artist Migguel Anggelo and his longtime Musical Director and collaborator Jaime Lozano will premiere an online glimpse into the development of their ambitious new project, English with an Accent (EWaA). EWaA will ultimately take the tripartite form of a dance-theater live performance, a series of short online films and a musical album, but for this early and intimate show-and-tell, the artists will publicly premiere a fully-produced video presentation of the work, including several first drafts of the films and a number of final drafts of songs that were created during Anggelo’s recent residency as a New York Presenters Consortium artist. The performance will feature Joel Mateo on drums and percussion.
The story of EWaA centers around a newly emigrated caterpillar in New York City, unsure of which direction his life is taking. Is he really a caterpillar, or just a lowly worm? Will he become the butterfly of his dreams? And what does it mean to become a butterfly in the first place? This work explores the promise of the American Dream through themes of freedom, safety and self-worth. Anggelo and Lozano will provide an insightful and engaging evening of the work in progress with a look under the hood at the music, visuals and artistic ingenuity devoted to building English with an Accent thus far.
This show features three first-cut videos from the artist’s forthcoming series of short films.
Directed and Choreographed by Sarah O’Gleby
Conceived band performed by Migguel Anggelo
Executive Creative Producer and Production Design by David Stark
Music and Lyrics by Migguel Anggelo
Musical Supervision, Arrangements and Music Production by Jaime Lozano
Dancers: Akina Kitazawa, Cajai Fellows Johnson, Jōvan Dansberry, Marc Heitzman, Ricardo Zayas, Robin Masella
Director of Photography: Louis Zieja
Edited by Cory Bruce
Costumes Designed by Ryan Park
Hair Designed by Lindsay Block
Makeup Designed by Rafael German
Sound Design by Nectar Sound Drops:
-Supervising Sound Editor and Mix: Gerardo Villarreal
-Sound Designer: Erik Trujillo
-Sound Editor: Martin Cabrera
-Bass: Demián Cantú
-Drums: Javier Garagarza
-Guitars: Pavel Cal
-Percussion: Dayron Cartas
-Piano and Programming: Jaime Lozano
-Backup Vocals: Roke MD
Music Mixed by Demián Cantú at La Casita Recording Studio
This show will remain available through Sunday, May 16.