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Liliana Gomez's Tiny dance is inspired by the colors and architectural design of Frank Lloyd Wright, in particular Gammage Auditorium. Liliana will be collaborating with Arizona Fashion Designer Leonor Aispuro, who has designed a costume based on the rich colors and circular design of the auditorium. Iconic, large, Arizona, circular, dirt, stories, balanced, floating, grand, flow, sunset, concrete, round, interlocking, circles, are words of inspiration for this Tiny Dance. Liliana and Leonor will infuse their Mexican culture and their love for the Sonoran Desert landscape into the work, making it their own.
Liliana Gomez, who is originally from Guadalajara Mexico, has been choreographing in Phoenix for many years. She has set work on many dance companies, community colleges and universities. As a choreographer, Liliana is passionate about sharing dance with the community, and she choreographs for dance to happen in public spaces, galleries, canals, museums, gardens, rivers, libraries, art centers, and more. Offering dance to everyone in spaces where the community gathers. Liliana teaches weekly dance classes at; Phoenix Center for the Arts where she is the department head. Liliana is the managing director for the BlakTinx Dance Festival for both Phoenix and Los Angeles, a dance festival that showcases the work of black and Latinx choreographers. Liliana was recently invited to participate in the National Presenters Forum at Jacobs Pillow, a Choreographer for Dance in the Desert; A gathering of Latinx Dance Artists. She is the 2015 Cliff Keuter Dance Artist Award for The Phoenix Mayor’s Arts Award. A finalist nominee for the Governor’s Arts Award for 2017 and 2018 and Phoenix's Magazines "40 under 40" in the Artist category. Liliana is well invested in her community and serves on many local boards where she advocates for access to arts for all.
Costume Design by Leonor Aispuro