This is a LIVE event at Oxy Arts. 

4 Apr
7:00 pm
Add to Calendar 2021-04-04 19:00:00 2021-04-04 19:00:00 Direct Care: A Performance This is a LIVE event at Oxy Arts.  Occidental College America/Los_Angeles public
Event Date: Apr. 4, 2021

Direct Care will be viewable through our street-facing windows on York Blvd and online via video documentation after the performance. Registration is not required.

Direct Care is a site-specific choreographic performance in response to the Care Report exhibition, exploring the dynamics, gestures, and aesthetics of social movement and protest, rooted in feminine and femme care rituals. Visit Oxy Arts at 7pm or 8pm to view Direct Care through our street-facing windows on York Blvd.

Patricia “Patty” Huerta (Los Angeles, CA) is an artist, choreographer and educator bringing forth First Generational Latinx experiences through dance-making. She has presented work at RedCat, The FORD, Grand Park, FLACC Festival, Mission Dance Theater, and more. Patricia received her B.A. and M.F.A  in Dance and Experimental Choreography from the University of California, Riverside and is currently an active performer and co-founder of Primera Generación Dance Collective, active member of Dancing Diaspora Collective and a board member of Show Box L.A.

Photo Credit: Bobby Gordon

Jose Richard Aviles is a multimedia artist, Urban Planner, and Social Worker based out of Los Angeles. As a former organizer with the Bus Riders Union and current Bus Rider, Aviles is interested in the stories of the countless people that rely on public transportation. Currently, Aviles is working on their second full evening length work, Semilla, that explores the relationship between intergenerational trauma and the memories of the built environment.

Photo Credit: Jorge Valiente



Elizabeth Villalobos received her Bachelors Degree in Dance from the University of California, Riverside. Elizabeth has furthered her professional dance career by dancing with various companies including Counter Point, Goblin Party USA, and Calliopus Contemporary. She specializes in modern and contemporary dance but is also trained in hip-hop, jazz, and improvisation. Beyond her dance career, Elizabeth is a freelance model and runs a fashion blog that has been featured in NBC Radio, Voyage LA Magazine, Modeliste Magazine, and Calvin Klein. Elizabeth will continue pursuing her professional careers in hopes of paving the way for future Latinx dancers and creatives. 


Patricia Huerta
Jose Richard Aviles
Elizabeth Villalobos

The Wanlass Artist in Residence Program is made possible by generous support from the Kathryn Caine Wanlass Charitable Foundation.

This event is related programming to the exhibition Carolina Caycedo: Care Report.
Learn more about Care Report

Direct Care: A Performance