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A collaboration between Jana Harper, Liliam Padrón, and singer Moksha Sommer, Cargas was performed on May 12, 2019 as the concluding performance for Ríos Intermitentes, a project for the 13th Havana Biennial in Matanzas, Cuba.

During preparational workshops, performers from the dance company Danza Espiral came up with a list of 100 words that describe the burdens they experience as Cubans. These ranged from everyday local concerns such as food shortages or caring for one’s family to global issues like migration and climate change. The words were painted on ration bags and carried through the city of Matanzas, from the sacred Ceiba Tree to the Palace of Justice.