Rina Espiritu

Rina Espiritu is graduating from Hunter College with a major in Dance and a minor in Asian American Studies and Psychology. Rina was born and raised in Metro Manila, Philippines. At the age of 13, she moved to NYC with her family in 2005 and resided in Queens. As a young immigrant, she decided to give up nursing and instead studied dance to deviate from her family’s expectations, making her the first practicing artist among both sides of her family. She started making dances in the fall 2014 with her debut work Pacified and, subsequently, she created deadlevel, the truth lies....the truth lies....the truth lies...., and currently, leveling. Her works have been heavily motivated by the expression of freedom or the lack of it. Specifically the idea of being trapped: in our own physical body, by the organizational systems we participate in and by our individual thought process. She is looking for a way out.

Past Classes & Events

Movement Research at the Judson Church

May 15, 2017