Rogelio Lopez & Dancers
Rogelio Lopez and Dancers is a modern dance company based in the East Bay, directed and choreographed by Rogelio Lopez.
Rogelio Lopez & Dancers (RL&D) is a modern dance company established in 2015. RL&D believes that dance speaks a universal language that pulls at the core of human existence. By letting the body speak, we create a “body literacy” that generates a real and present connection between people.
RL&D seeks to spread this “body literacy” within and beyond the Bay Area borders, by actively being involved in this local, growing, and vibrant dance art scene. RL&D heralds the importance of the individual voice, and that when shared and filtered through integral craft, has a universally binding significance. Rogelio Lopez has a Queer, Mexican-American, “lower class background” voice, that neither denies, nor engulfs the person and artist that he is.
Through Rogelio Lopez’s particular use of the embodied dancer, a spacious, weighted, unaffected-virtuosity of disarming dance comes through and has the capability to transform.
Rogelio has been a choreographic presence through out the California college dance scene over the past decade, where he has created many works chosen to be performed at the American College Dance Association annual festivals, some of which have been presented in the gala performances and at nationals. Rogelio is currently the director of the MFA in Dance at St. Mary’s College of Moraga, and teaches regularly at Shawl Anderson Dance Center in Berkeley. He holds an MFA in Dance from California State University and has danced professionally for many wonderful contemporary dance artists including: Keith Johnson, Hope Mohr, Cathy Davalos, Mary Armentrout, Deborah Slater, Nina Haft, and Randee Paufve.
Dichotomy of Silence
March 16-17 & 23-24, 2019
Rogelio is currently working with five incredible artists to bring you the premiere of Dichotomy of Silence. On March 16-17 & 23-24 2019, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center will transform into the world of Dichotomy of Silence perform by Andrew Merrell, Kevin Gaytan, Alexandra Whaley, Rebecca Johnson and my self with music compose and live performance of David Franklin. This piece will continue the stories already told thru Empty Spaces and Potential Embrace.