Hold My Hand

February 28, 2013

“On January 8th, 2010, I received a call informing me that I had breast cancer. Since that moment, the eyes I see with belong to someone I do not know, and my body is a foreign puzzle with missing pieces. Every day I am newly surprised by the decimation of what my life once was.” – Sharon Marroquín

Sharon Marroquin, an Award-winning dancer and choreographer whose life drastically changed when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, uses her art as an expression of her personal struggle. In this episode of Arts In Context, Marroquín explores the relation between the choreographer and the dancer.

This episode also features an award winning short documentary titled Mijo (My Son) by MFA student at the University of Texas at Austin Chithra Jeyaram.