Above Deep Waters

Choreography: Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez in collaboration with the dancers

Music: Alfonso Castro Araya

Costumes: Patti Gilstrap, Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez

Text & Audio Description: Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez in collaboration with the dancers

Lighting Design: Leonardo Hidalgo


About the Choreographer

Image Description: Portrait of Christopher looking at the camera smiling. He is wearing a brown jacket and brown fedora and has a short beard and mustache. The backdrop is a cloudy sky.

Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez is a visually Impaired choreographer, educator, activist and accessibility consultant based in NYC. His performances have been presented at The Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen, Movement Research at The Judson Church, Danspace Project, The Joyce Theater, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, Battery Dance Festival, Performance Mix Festival, and Dixon Place. He has held residencies at New Dance Alliance, Battery Dance Studios, The Kitchen, Center for Performance Research, Movement Research, Danspace Project, and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Núñez received the “Leslie-Lohman Museum Fellowship” in 2018, the “Sustainability of Practice Fund for BIPOC Artists” by Movement Research in 2021, a “City Artist Corps Grant” by the NYFA in 2021, two Emergency Grants by Foundation for Contemporary Arts (2019/2021), and was a Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship Finalist in 2021. Núñez was invited by the NYC Mayor’s Office to share his story as a disabled and formally undocumented artist during Immigrant Heritage Week 2020. Núñez received his green card in 2018 but he continues to be an advocate for the rights of undocumented disabled immigrant artists. He holds a BFA in Science in Performing Arts from the National University of Costa Rica.