About the Work
Portraits by the River is an experimental digital collab in-progress. Ilse and Sofi Gudiño explore nature, belonging, loss, separation, displacement, alienation, rejection, vulnerability, sensuality, and acceptance with La Llorona (The Weeping Woman), an iconic Mexican myth, as their point of departure.
Set in the natural landscapes of Canada and Spain, the two dancers embody and discover La Llorona in their separate environments and create a dialogue of what they uncover. There is a tangible interconnectedness between them even though they are separated geographically.
It is an exploration of dis/placement and presence/absence using La Llorona as metaphor.