54. Teresa Barcelo

Categories: 100 Creatives
In honor of our MasterMind genius awards, Cultist proudly presents "100 Creatives," where we feature Miami's cultural superheroes in random order. Have suggestions for future profiles? Email cultist@miaminewtimes.com with the whos and whys.

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54. Teresa Barcelo

If you've seen any music videos lately, you've seen Teresa Barcelo and her fresh choreography, sizzling to Sean Kingston's "Fire Burnin'" (and during his guest appearance on So You Think You Can Dance) and poppin', lockin', and rump-shakin' to Sean Paul's "So Fine." Home girl's got skills on the dance floor and up in the sky, where she's performed aerial tissue as a spider in the Circo de los Horrores.
A member of the all-female b-girl crew HeartBreakerz, she's no stranger to the concert stage where she blew audiences away in Camposition's production of Kitchen Monkey and with her own show, Z Minus. Born and trained in Miami at the New World School of the Arts, she's bicoastal these days, showing off her work at Hollywood's Carnival, a monthly "choreographer's ball." But she still calls Miami home.


1. List five things that inspire you.

-Sound
-Monsters
-Love
-Unicorns
-Everything

2. What was your last big project?
 
A collaboration between two poppers and I for Carnival: Choreographers Ball in Los Angeles. The piece was about abuse in which Boogie Frantic and Jon Boogz depict two kids in similar abusive situations and I am their "conscience" for lack of a better word, who comes in from the sky. The piece blends aerial tissue and contemporary/popping dance styles.

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One of her Booshies.
3. What's your next big project?

My next big project?... is actually very tiny. I'm working on animating my little monsters, called "Booshies." It's full out choreography, but done by six-inch plush monsters I make myself, using stop motion animation. The piece is called "Red pink elephant banana fibs."



4. Why do you do what you do?

Because it excuses my crazy woman hormonal fluctuations. I think. But seriously, I do it because I have to do it.
 
5. What's something you want Miami to know about you?

I want Miami to know that it is a magical place that creates amazing people. A little insane, but none the less amazing artists with sazon (spice).

What's something you don't want Miami to know about you?

I don't want Miami to know that I've been cheating on her with a girl named Cali on the other side of the country. But Miami will always be home.

-- Celeste Fraser Delgado of artburstmiami.com
 

The Creatives so far:

55. Paul Tei
56. Lee Materazzi
57. Karla Garcia
58. Anna Mixon
59. Octavio Campos
60. P. Scott Cunningham
61. Elena Garcia
62. Summer Hill
63. Autumn Casey
64. Juan Navarro
65. Serge Toussaint
66. David Rohn
67. Diane Brache
68. Spencer Morin
69. James Anthony
70. Jim Drain
71. Claudia Calle
72. Kevin Arrow

73. Andrew Hevia
74. Ana Mendez
75. Michael McKeever
76. Diana Lozano
77. Ricardo Pau-Llosa
78. Agustina Woodgate
79. Tarell Alvin McCraney
80. Jennifer Kronenberg
81. Farley Aguilar
82. Colin Foord
83. Karelle Levy
84. Matt Gajewski
85. Antonia Wright
86. Allen Charles Klein
87. Christy Gast
88. Gustavo Matamoros
89. Shareen Rubiera-Sarwar

90. Kyle Trowbridge
91. Clifton Childree
92. Jessica Gross
93. Danny Brito
94. Nektar de Stagni
95. Anthony Spinello
96. Vanessa Garcia
97. Justin Long
98. Rosie Herrera
99. Rick Falcon

100. Ingrid B


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