writer, performer, storyteller, pilgrim
GINA CORNEJO AIRS ‘DIRTY LAUNDRY’ FOR ALL TO SEE AND FEEL
DIRTY LAUNDRY the film
First Draft Resident Artist
REVOLVE - Asheville, NC
"we are a contemporary art space that revolves around our community for our community"
September & October 2021
when sugar was sugar was sugar
Written & Performed by Gina Cornejo
First Draft Residence Artist
"Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" Wortham's Community Engagement Director, Jared McEntire, recorded a series of personalized songs to celebrate those who collectively pledged a challenge gift to support the end-of-year campaign. This rendition of "Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered," is performed by Asheville-based performing artist, writer, singer Gina Cornejo, with accompaniment by Jared McEntire.
"I Say A Little Prayer/Breathe" Mash-up rendition for the Season Preview 2021-22 at Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. Spanish and English vocals are performed by Asheville-based performing artist, writer, singer Gina Cornejo, with acoustic guitar accompaniment by Jared McEntire.
Body of Work
Credentialed peregrina along the Camino de Santiago, The Way of Saint James, in Spain and Portugal.
Camino Frances, 2014
Camino Portugues, 2015
Camino Finisterre, 2017
Camino San Salvador, 2018
...as well as varied days hiking along the Camino Primitivo and Camino Norte.
"El Camino de Santiago, in English “The Way of Saint James,” is the pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, where legend has it that the remains of Jesus’s apostle Saint James the Elder lie. The Camino has existed as a Christian pilgrimage for well over 1,000 years, and there is evidence of a pre-Christian route as well. Throughout the medieval period it was one of the three most important Christian pilgrimages undertaken. Indeed, it was only these pilgrimages—to Jerusalem, to Rome, and to Santiago de Compostela—which could result in a plenary indulgence, which frees a person from the penance due for sins." American Pilgrims on the Camino website
Previous travels include: Peru, France, Spain, Germany, Japan, Morocco, Thailand, Costa Rica, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Portugal, and 25+ US States.
Talking While Female and Other Dangerous Acts
"When She Passes," by Gina Cornejo:
writer, original story and concept.
Featured on Audible, 2019.
"When She Passes," recalls a tragic, yet tender, turning point that occurred while in Spain and Portugal, when hiking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, The Way of St. James. "Talking While Female and Other Dangerous Acts" created by Teatro Luna West. Download on @audible to show support for original stories written by Latinx, and women of color artists!
"Atmosphere" by Gina Cornejo:
writer, original story, concept and performance.
Performed in collaboration with Stewart/Owen Dance.
November, 2020, live performance at Wortham Center for the Performing Arts.
Virtual performance of Still: Life available by donation.
Art installation, "Spectrum of Hope: What We See at the End of the Rainbow," by Liz Williams, debuted at the Durham Arts Council with support from Southern Equality, Makers Circle, Click! Photography Festival and LGBTQ Center of Durham. Southern Equality @southernequality + @southernequalitystudios
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