Saturday, June 22, 2019

Conjugar el verbo arena

Editorial Polibea ha publicado la nueva antología, Conjugar el verbo arena. Feliz de estar incluída!

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Out now! Disponible ahora!

Excited to be a part of these two new projects! Resiliencia is an album by singer, activist, Taina Asili, it features one of my poems, Decir que no, to order: https://tainaasili.bandcamp.com/album/resiliencia



Diez Dominicanas de Letras es un antología recopilada por la escritora Kianny Antigua, la puedes ordenar por Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/10-Dominicanas-Letras-Homenaje-Antología/dp/0578496143/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=10+dominicanas+de+letras&qid=1556970196&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Divine Justice


Astral, is a confessional piece I shared last year in front of “The Wings”, a paper installation made by Helen Santana”;  as part of the Luna Loba Performance series, curated by Shey Rivera.  It has since morphed into an exploration of the concept of Divine Justice. 

I come from a family of intensely creative women whose faith is unwavering.  I have often being caught in the intersection of faith and art.  Art as a way of healing and traveling through the dark times I have faced.  From the conception, the work of the artist starts with an idea so deeply rooted in our creative self, that only we can see it and believe in it. In that respect, to me, every work of art is a work of faith. The artist then becomes an executor of faith.  This picture was taken by the brilliant photographer, and friend Giovanni Savino, whose work and passion for his craft, I deeply admire.  As Giovanni understands it “We are just two people, with a wooden camera between them, celebrating the mystery of the universe.”

Astral, es una confesión a modo de performance que compartí el año pasado en frente de la instalación de papel llamada "Las alas", de la artista Helen Santana; como parte de la serie de performance Luna Loba, curada por Shey Rivera.  Desde entonces, este performance,  se ha transformado en una exploración del concepto de la Justicia Divina. 

Vengo de una familia de mujeres intensamente creativas, cuya fe es inquebrantable.  A menudo me he encontrado en la intersección de la fe y el arte.  El arte como una manera de sanar y viajar a través de los tiempos difíciles que me han tocado vivir.  Desde la concepción, el trabajo del artista empieza con una idea tan arraigada en nuestro yo creativo, que sólo nosotros podemos verla y creer en ella. En ese sentido, para mí, toda obra de arte es una obra de fe.  El artista se convierte, entonces, en un albacea de la fe.   Estas imágenes fueron tomadas por el brillante fotógrafo y amigo Giovanni Savino, cuyo trabajo y pasión por su oficio, admiro profundamente.  Como lo dijo Giovanni “Somos dos personas, con una cámara de madera de entre los dos, celebrando el misterio del universo.”

Sussy Santana


Paper Wings Installation by Helen Santana
All pictures by Giovanni Savino

Friday, February 1, 2019

Tender Table

Tender Table event at Brown University's LGTBQ Center. A lovely night of storytelling around food and community, sharing space with my mami Agueda Villaman, Valerie Tutson, Sara Elise, pictures by Marianna McMurdock. Thanks Stacey Tran and Je-Shawna Wholley for your thoughtfulness.


 







www.tendertable.com

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Luna Loba Performance November 25, 2018

"Rituals of transformation on the Full Moon
Sound, video, voice, body, spoken word, installation, dance performance.

For this upcoming Luna Loba, we are invited to reflect on the moments in which we've been in danger, under attack, in grief; and how we've harnessed the power and strength to win the battle. To rise strong. The theme of this LUNA LOBA is VICTORY. Lets speak it into existence." 

Themes: victory, battle, healing, power, justice, courage, regenerating, light.

We've got two upcoming performance nights:

Luna Loba IX: Victory part 1 // Sun, Nov 25
Luna Loba X: Victory part 2 // Sun, Dec 16



Sun, Nov 25 // Artists:

Andrea Abi-Karam
Carol Scavotto
Corinne Wahlberg
Eli Nixon
Elizabeth Keiser
Helen Santana
K. Funmilayo Aileru
Sasha Constanza-Chock
Seth Tourjee
Shey Rivera
Stacey Tran
Sussy Santana
Yara Liceaga



                   




Sunday, October 7, 2018

Community Dinner Table at Riverside Park

Very grateful to have hosted, alongside Vatic Kumba the Community Dinner Table! Thank you to the Department of Art, Culture & Tourism for making this beautiful event a reality. Table for 160! Thanks Helen Santana for making the red Lotus paper flowers!




Friday, September 21, 2018

No LNG in PVD Fundraiser

Please Join us!

What is it about?

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/no-lng-in-pvd

Saturday, August 4, 2018

La Feria, August 18, 2018

La Feria will be held on August 18, 2018 at AS220's Black Box Theatre
115 Empire Street
Providence, RI
From: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a dance party right after!
Joining forces with FOO FEST!!

La Feria 2018 was a great success! Thank you to everyone who supported us this year.  Looking forward to 2019.
La Feria
                                          Setting up our space at AS220 Black Box Theatre
                                 Paper artist and La Feria's official decorator Helen Santana
                                                  Overview of La Feria's vibrant space
                                        Visual artist and drummer Evans Molina Fernández
                                          Author Kianny Antigua and vendor Mía



Sunday, June 24, 2018

una promesa

 "A stroke of the oars
and a long coastline—
and the memory of me
is soon a drifting island
(not in the ocean—in the sky!)
Souls—you will be sisters—
sisters, not lovers."


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Observation

Ayer me encontré frente a frente con un caballo de la policia montada.
Me sentí pequeña de estatura y bondad frente a su figura.
Sus ojos eran lo más triste de su cara, todo lo otro hablaba de la felicidad.
Me quedé pensando en lo que habrá visto y qué de esto he visto yo.
No me atreví a tocarlo a pesar de la invitación que me hizo el policia, no porque no quisiera sino porque pensé que no le correspondía hablar por el animal.

Hace unos años fui con mi hija y mi sobrino a un establo de la policia,
tuve la oportunidad de montar uno de los caballos, era altísimo y fuerte.
Aproveché la oportunidad para contarle de los caballos dominicanos,
empecé por Johnny Ventura obviamente, el más grande de todos.  Luego le dije de los de Santiago y nos pusimos a llorar juntos.