Within the world of dance, Félix Oropeza is one of the greats. Founder of the group Teresa Danza Contemporánea and choreographer and director of Agente Libre, he has demonstrated his talent inside and outside Venezuela. He recently figured for reaching second place in the International Gala of Soloists with Career 2020 of the International Contemporary Dance Festival of Mexico City.
Here he tells us which are his five essential books and tells us why.
In its top five is The Open Veins of Latin America, by Eduardo Galeano, "because it is an informative work that we should all know about historical facts that have been hidden from us." Second, he chose Ch'ixinakax utxiwa: a reflection on decolonizing practices and discourses, by Silvia Rivera Cusincanqui, in which the author, through emerging debates, addresses complex social and political issues so that they can be understood.
In position number three, the dancer chooses The essay Relatos del poder, by Carlos Castaneda, followed by Inventory I, a text that compiles poems by Mario Benedetti, published in 14 books, between 1950 and 1985.
Oropeza culminated with the book, Hybrid Cultures. Strategies for entering and leaving modernity by the Argentine anthropologist and critic Néstor García.