6 Degrees at the Houston Women's March On

6 Degrees has been the annual featured dance company at the Houston Women's March On rallies since 2019. In 2021, 6 Degrees was slated to perform at 6 locations in downtown Houston during the march, but due to growing concerns of COVID and the January 6, 2021 insurrection, the march was moved online.  Toni Leago Valle filmed and edited the performances, which were featured at the Houston Women's March On virtual event on January 23, 2021. The virtaul event was publicized nationwide to Women's March sister cities, with an audience reach from Chicago to Mexico. 

 

The first video, "Making HERstory," has also been featured at the annual ROADwomen virtual fundraiser 2021.

 

 

"Making HERstory"

An homage to a few of the powerful women in US Government who are breaking glass ceilings and paving the way for equality.

Choreography, Film and Editing by Toni Leago Valle

Performed by Ashley Boykin, Bethany Garcia, Jennifer Mabus, Elizabeth Mireles

Text: U. S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Vice President Kamala Harris, Senator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives

Music: "Rise Up" by Andrea Daying

 

 

"Santa Fe Shooter" 

Premiered at the Houston Women's March On Virtual Inauguration Celebration January 23, 2021.

Originally Performed Live in 6 Degrees' evening-length concert, "Never Again"
Choreography, Film and Editing by Toni Leago Valle
Performed by Tyler Scarberry
Text: Various public news broadcasts

 

Trigger Warning:  This is a performance art piece that uses the sound of live gunshots in the sound track.  Please use caution around children and others that may be triggered by the sound of gunshots when watching this video.

 

 

"For the Black Lives Matter Movement"

Premiered at the Houston Women's March On Virtual Inauguration Celebration January 23, 2021.

Originally Performed Live in 6 Degrees' evening-length concert, "Never Again"

Choreography by Toni Leago Valle

Performed by Tempest McLendon

Spoken Text: "Compassion Fatigue" by Ebony Stewart

 

 

"TX Legislatures" 

A vaudevillian take on Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and Senator Ted Cruz.

Premiered at the Houston Women's March On Virtual Inauguration Celebration January 23, 2021.

Originally Performed Live in 6 Degrees' evening-length concert, "Never Again"

Choreography, Film and Editing by Toni Leago Valle

Performed by Carnival Barker: Nick T. Vegan Antifa: Jessica Figueroa Handmaids: Sara Barchie, Allyson Loving, Gia Martinez, Gaby Rosales Ted Cruz: Mary Catherine McReynolds

Text: News Reels, Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor, Dan Patrick, Senator Ted Cruz, President Donald Trump.

Music: Vermillian Lies, Circus Contraption

 

 

"And Me Too" 
Premiered at the Houston Women's March On Virtual Inauguration Celebration January 23, 2021.

Originally Performed Live in 6 Degrees' evening-length concert, "Never Again"

Choreography, Film and Editing by Toni Leago Valle

Performed by Michelle Reyes, Carlos Perez

Music: Circus Contraption

 

 

"HUMAN"

Premiered at the Houston Women's March On Virtual Inauguration Celebration January 23, 2021.

Choreography, Film and Editing by Toni Leago Valle

Performed by Adam Casteneda, Brittany Bass, Tory Pierce, Lysette Portano, Kristina Pratz

Music: "Same Love" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert

 

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