Using water as a metaphor for the unconscious, Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret recreates dream states using dance, theater, cabaret, and film. The breakout piece by this young choreographer—World Dance Reviews calls Herrera “a magician that twists our emotions” and The Classical Voice of North Carolina says “this work is strange and adventurous, bright and cheeky…., as much dance as it is theater and is highly theatrical as it is booty shaking kinetic.”

Estimated runtime: 45-50 minutes

Commissioned by the Miami Light Project in association with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts 2009

“Mysterious beauty, dark comedy, bad behavior, unrestrained desire, seat-shifting discomfort and poignant empathy all co-exist within a work using a series of vignettes that follow the peculiar logic of dreams.”