Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez (Performance AIRspace Resident 2022–23) draws from his embodied memory, ancestry, anthropological research, and community stories to recount the colonial geographies faced by his nomadic Indigenous ancestors over the past 200 years. Audiences are invited to participate in a form of collective Audio Description to narrate this journey through time, space, and identity.
Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez is a Visually Impaired choreographer, educator and Disability advocate based in NYC. Núñez is a Princeton University Arts Fellow and a Leslie-Lohman Museum Fellow. His performances have been presented by The Joyce Theater, The Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Movement Research at The Judson Church, and The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art. Residencies include Danspace Project, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Kitchen, Movement Research, and Center for Performance Research. Alfonso “Poncho” Castro is a Choreographer, Composer and Sound Designer based in Costa Rica. Castro has performed and facilitated workshops in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. In the US, he has performed in NYC and taught in spaces like Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX). Alfonso has trained with choreographers Luis Lara (Venezuela), Rachel Tess (USA), Lisa Fusillo (USA), Fernando Hurtado (Spain), Michael Foley (USA), Ernesto Gadelha (Brazil). Branden Charles Wallace is a fine artist, set and graphic designer. He holds a BFA, MFA and a BS in Biochemistry. His artistic practice involves finding order based on two beliefs: that Nature does not reward perfection and two, that within nature's “imperfection,” order can be understood. He uses his neurodivergence disabilities as his ability to have a different perspective. He creates harmonious work from the stress and discomfort of new information and aesthetic harmony from cognitive dissonance.
The Square is commissioned by Abrons Arts Center through the Performance AIRspace Residency, which is supported by the Jerome Foundation.