They Taught You Wrong: Metanoia – A Transformative Change (Short - Experimental)


They Taught You Wrong: Metanoia – A Transformative Change. Calls attention to the alarming rate of femicide in México and uses emotive movement to summon our collective courage to speak out against domestic violence wherever it occurs..

Artist Profile

Violeta De Leon Davila

Violeta has recently been selected as a Featured Artist for Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival 2021 and was awarded an artist grant from Luminaria Artist Foundation Cycle 2020. She has taught Modern Dance with passion for the last decade. Her primary teaching technique is Graham, with strong influences of Limon, Release, and Ballet. On several occasions Violeta has performed and choreographed for Festival de Extremadura Danza Contemporánea and Encuentro Metropolitano de Danza Contemporánea. She is credited with choreographing more than 20 original Modern pieces, and has set Jazz, Lyrical and Musical Theatre pieces for various productions. She was the winner of the 2004 Contemporary Dance Choreography Contest of Northern Mexico, and is the founder of the professional independent group, Pies Descalzos (“Bare Feet”). In Marfa, an enclave of modern visual artists in far West Texas, she has offered workshops and private lessons, introducing Modern Dance to the Big Bend Region. From 2016-2019 she served as a Board Member of the San Antonio Dance Umbrella. In 2017 she became a Board Member of the Quenedit Dance Theatre and part of the coordinator team of ‘San Antonio Dance Festival’, an annual showcase of pre-professional dancers from south Texas and northern Mexico that also features guest performances of international professionals. Her students and choreography have earned accolades at prestigious national competitions, including the Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP). . A native of Monterrey, México; Violeta graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Performing Contemporary Dance from Escuela Superior de Música y Danza de Monterrey, a Bachelor Degree in International Relations from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leónand currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Arts and Cultural Administration. She is married, and the mother of two young boys.


Director Violeta De Leon Davila