Martita Abril

Martita Abril (Pichu) is a performer, choreographer, and teaching artist from the border city of Tijuana, México. She’s worked with dance artists and companies throughout México, South America, and the US, including Lux Boreal, Kim Brandt, Yanira Castro, Yoshiko Chuma, Milka Djordevich, Daria Fain and Robert Kocik, Allyson Green, Mina Nishimura, Cori Olinghouse, Okwui Okpokwasili, Will Rawls, and was a performer in Simone Forti’s Dance Constructions at the Museum of Modern Art. Martita is currently a Dance and Process (DAP) artist at The Kitchen in partnership with The American Academy of Arts and Letters creating her newest work. She’s been a PECDA Scholar as a “Young Creator” and received a Mexican national fellowship from FONCA to continue making work in New York City. Martita was selected for the Fresh Tracks Residency at New York Live Arts and has served as a mentor for the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Program. Her work has been seen at New York Live Arts, Sunday Service at The Knockdown Center curated by Yanira Castro, Movement Research at the Judson Church, CPR Performance Studio Open House, NYFA, HERE Art Center, Potiker Theater at UCSD, Instituto de Cultura de Baja California, and site-specifics throughout NYC and Tijuana. Martita is the Coordinator of the Movement Research at the Judson Memorial Church Monday night series and teaches workshops in Bushwick for Spanish speaking familias through the iLAND (Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art Nature and Dance) program by Jennifer Monson. She resides in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with her partner and 29 plants.