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Angel Alviar-Langley

2018 Arc Fellow

Angel Alviar-Langley dances, choreographs, educates, and organizes at the intersection of many communities.

Arc Fellow Angel Alviar-Langley, dancer. Photo by Sunita Martini, 2018.

About the Artist

Angel Alviar-Langley—aka Moonyeka—is a sick and disabled, queer, Filipinx, femme, street-styles dancer who utilizes art creation and organizing to realize a more inclusive and intersectional world for the communities she comes from. Moonyeka is also a choreographer and dancer with Au Collective—a dance collective that puts women, queer folks, and people of color at the forefront. When not battling, Angel is a teaching artist for Arts Corps and Spectrum Dance Theater, helps run VIBE, an open dance session for immigrant youth at Yesler Terrace, and coaches LIL BROWN GIRLS CLUB. Moonyeka is a DANCE CRUSH selected by Seattle Dances, the 2017 Tina La Padula Fellowship recipient, Ubunye Project 2017 contributor, Mary Gates Leadership awardee, and George Newsome Humanitarian scholar.

Current Work

Moonyeka’s current projects for 2018 include expanding WHAT’S POPPIN’ LADIEZ?!—a woman-centered street dance convention—into a mentorship program for young brown girls of color, premiering “In The White Frame,” a work exploring the multi-racial experience in “post-racial” America, at On the Boards’ Northwest New Works Festival, and WERKSHOP, a movement exploration space exclusively for womxn.

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