Jacqueline Ledesma

Jacqueline_Ledesma_009_bJacqueline Ledesma is a senior at NYU Gallatin who has developed the concentration Revisioning the Classics for 21st Century Audiences and will attend NYU Steinhardt for her masters in Dance Education. She is the co-president and choreographer of Gallatin’s Dancer/Choreographer Alliance. Jacqueline has had the opportunity to perform in venues such as Lincoln Center, The Highline, NYU Skirball, the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, and Off-Broadway theaters. She is thrilled to be showing her own work in the Gallatin Arts Festival.

Conversations at the Dinner Table
Inspired by the Greek tragedy Iphigenia by Euripides and the Ellen McLaughlin adaptation Iphigenia and Other Daughters, Conversations at the Dinner Table, this piece presents the audience with an opportunity to find a way of dealing with questions of war by working with a common narrative. This reimagined female-centered work, shows the many relationships that exist among women and how they are affected by a world that has been traditionally male dominated. This dance theater piece creates a society in which the past and present become indistinguishable from each other. A society in which we continue to question: Is war necessary? Will we ever be able to break this cycle of violence? If no, why? If yes, how?