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Dancer Crafts 'Unfinished' Piece at USF

Quincy Walters

A woman walks into the spotlight of the theater, looking down. A voice offstage, in Spanish, sings: "She's looking at her shadow". 

The woman is Miroslava Wilson, a dancer from Mexico. She's the co-director of Péndulo Cero, a contemporary dance company in Tijuana. Last week she was an artist-in-residence at USF's School of Theatre and Dance

Wilson says the dance, which is still a work-in-progress, is a reflection of her past and her future. 

"The themes in there are: family, time, expectations in life, a lot of metamorphosis and life phases," she says. 

The dance incorporates dancing, speaking and music. Wilson says she wants to be more than just a dancer. 

"My willing is to be a complete performer," she says. "Not a dancer. A performer." 

Wilson says that the unspoken language of dance transcends any spoken language. 

"Even if you're dancing or even if you're acting, if there is something there happening and you have the connection--the intention--even without the words, we will get to understand," she says. 

Next year, she hopes to return to USF with the finished performance. 

Quincy J. Walters is a junior at USF, majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing. His interest in journalism spurred from the desire to convey compelling narratives. He has written for USF’s student paper, The Oracle and is currently the videographer for Creative Pinellas. If he’s not listening to NPR, he’s probably listening to Randy Newman.
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