A B O U T

C H O R E O G R A P H Y

P E R F O R M A N C E

D A N C E   F I L M S

A R T   I N   M O T I O N

P H O T O   G A L L E R Y

P R E S S

A R T I S T   J O U R N A L

L U M I N A R I U M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c o n t a c t

a r t i s t   c v

 

 

 

H I G H L I G H T S:   I N T E R V I E W S

MCC Interview

Merli V. Guerra on the Movement and Light of Luminarium Dance, 2015
An interview with the Massachusetts Cultural Council

"We asked Luminarium co-founder Merli V. Guerra about [her Gold Star] award, the unique voice of Luminarium, and what’s next for the daring, interdisciplinary dance artist and her collaborators."
Dan Blask, Program Officer / Artist Fellowships, Massachusetts Cultural Council

Read the full interview here.

 


BNN Television Interview, Episode 8/17/2015
Interview with Guerra begins at 29:00

It’s All About Arts with Host Glenn Williams and C-Host Valerie Eliason.
Guests: Merli V. Guerra and Kimberleigh A. Holman, Co-Founders and Artistic Directors, Luminarium Dance Company, and artist Dan McCole.

 


APN Television Interview, 2014
Featuring Guerra, speaking about her event Night at the Tower

"The iconic Park Circle water tower was transformed into an exotic performance space for one night with a program of dance illuminated by pictures of Arlington from town residents. The September 7th event was organized my Merl V.i Guerra, a local resident and co-founder of Luminarium Dance Company, which was awarded a grant form the Arlington Cultural Council. This segment is part of the Newscast recorded on September 25th, 2014."
Arlington Public News

 

H I G H L I G H T S:  W O R K S

Phoenixial Cycle

Phoenixial Cycle, 2015

"She rises like the mythical phoenix from this figurative representation of ashes . . . as if she were a tribal goddess"
The Boston Globe

"Guerra’s [Phoenixial Cycle] turns a torturous, generation-wide phenomenon into a beautiful, haunting performance."
Trends & Tolstoy

"The crown jewel of Spektrel is its finale, Phoenixial Cycle . . . It’s a triumph."
The New England Theatre Geek

"[Spektrel] saved the most dramatic and high brow work for last. Guerra's Phoenixial Cycle."
Examiner.com

 

Night at the Tower

Night at the Tower, 2014

"The energy, excitement and cheering from the crowd as images . . . flashed onto the water tower made the night special"
Arlington Advocate

"an Arlington first"
Your Arlington

 

Andromeda

Andromeda, 2012

"...simply stunning. Merli Guerra’s choreography is, well, luminous."
Boston Arts Review

"[Luminarium] is a young company which has managed in an incredibly brief lifetime to make its unique mark on the local dance scene and promises to enlarge that audience if it maintains the standards of quality and effort evidenced in [Guerra's] work."
South Shore Critic

"a contemporary journey"
The Boston Globe

"a multisensory experience of dance stretching its traditional skills into new media and technology."
MetroWest Daily News

 

Celebration of Preservation

Celebration of Preservation Project, 2012

"The Alcotts were very creative people. They loved music and painting. Visual arts and performing arts were equally important to them. Merli is taking that creative energy and applying that to a home now beloved by millions of people all over the world. It’s a wonderful convergence.”
Jan Turnquist, Executive Director of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Concord Journal

 

A D D I T I O N A L   C O V E R A G E

Guerra has been a featured artist in local and international (online and print) periodicals, including:

Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly Magazine (Fall 2013)
Quilt Alliance
Lowell Sun
Improper Bostonian           
            Guerra and Holman are applauded as "unsung heroes" when Luminarium is featured as one of ten "stellar             organizations" in the Boston arts scene.
South Shore Critic
Boston Arts Review
Watertown Tab
Somerville News
Somerville Journal
MetroWest Daily News
Concord Journal
The Boston Globe            
            Secrets & Motion is highlighted as Critic's Pick twice and is featured in the annual Fall Arts Preview (2013)  
            ChoreoFest is featured as Editor's Pick (2012) and Critic's Pick (2013)
            Mythos:Pathos is featured twice as Editor’s Pick (2012)
Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly Magazine (2011)
South End Patch

 

R E V I E W S   B Y   P R O D U C T I O N

Secrets & Motion
            Boston Events Insider
            Boston Arts Review
            Somerville Café Blog
            New England Theatre Geek
            Mount Holyoke Alumnae News

Threading Motion Project
            pixeladies.com

Mythos:Pathos
            Boston Arts Review
            South Shore Critic
            cine-fille.com

Y.E.S.
            cine-fille.com

FRACTURE: With fractured light comes self and shadow
            cine-fille.com

 

Images: Steph Hodge, Ryan Carollo, Kristophe Diaz, Merli V. Guerra

 

 

merliguerra.com
merliguerra.com