Sunú means naked in Papiamentu. Naked, without fur or other physical protection of the skin, denuded, pure and unadulterated. Free! We come naked to this earth, but as humans, are forced to protect ourselves against outside influences. Who are you under those protective layers? Sunú is about removing the restrictive layers that keep you from being yourself. Back to the essence, pure, unadulterated, and free.
Junadry Leocaria has a remarkable presence because of her expressive and powerful movement language. She has been active as a professional in the dance and theatre scene since 2004, performing with groups such as ISH Dance Collective and Don’t Hit Mama. In addition she is specialized in Waacking; she developed this dance style with the dance crew Femme Lethal. She established Femme Lethal together with six other female dancers from the urban dance scene in 2009. This female dance group combines elements of Vogueing and Waacking with other dance styles. In recent years Junadry also works as a choreographer, coach and instructor. In her own choreographies she looks for ways to bring the variety of dance styles together organically while exploring such themes as personal struggle, self-acceptance, and the capacity for self-fulfillment. She created the solo Ta(m)bú in May of 2018 for Korzo’s Voorjaarsontwaken as an exploration of the secret cultural history of Curaçao. It is an homage to her ancestors and the beauty of her cultural heritage