Date & Time: April 22 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: Virtual

Barbara Martinez will present her one-woman dance theater performance that uses the language of flamenco music and movement to speak to the problems of plastic in our environment.


TrashBata” is a dance theater performance that speaks to the environmental problem of plastic. The “bata de cola” is a long train skirt traditionally used by the female flamenco dancer in Spanish dance. In this piece, instead of the usual skirt made out of lively ruffles, bright colors or polka dots, a bata made out of trash follows the dancer with every movement.

Will we ever escape plastic bottles, plastic bags, six-pack rings, plastic utensils, and other permutations of this toxic material that we humans blindly over-manufacture and overuse

Sponsored by Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation, Criminal Justice Program and Department of Sociology.

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