by Gina Palumbo for The Dance Journal
“My name is Amalia and I am here on Lenape Land.”
Informance began with a reminder that everything we have – time and the earth under our feet – is borrowed from our ancestors. On Wednesday, December 2nd, Amalia Colón-Nava presented Taking advantage of the vantage point: two films for The PDP Informance Series. I have accepted virtual reality as the exhausted but available option midway through quarantine but was stunned to have finally been carried elsewhere other than a silent theater. Amalia wanted us to document our reactions to her films and notice what naturally manifests itself to us in these works. I did not have a notebook nearby, so myself and others took advantage of the chatbox, but I will keep those thoughts sacred.