¡FLACC!

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¡FLACC!
FESTIVAL OF LATIN AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHERS

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OUR MISSION STATEMENT

¡FLACC! supports emerging and established Dance Artists of the Latinx Diaspora who are choosing to make dances of the non-traditional, border-crossing, rule-breaking, cutting-edge, queer, avant-garde, contemporary, curious, experimental, abstract, sensitive, hybridized, neo-classical, or revolutionary varieties.  For our purposes, choreographers with “Latin American” cultural heritage or ancestry are defined by all countries that speak Spanish, Portuguese, or Indigenous languages in the Americas- from the Borderlands of the US to the tip of South America, including the Caribbean Islands.  Indigenous contemporary choreographers of North America and US-born Chicanxs and Latinxs are also invited to apply to this Festival.

¡FLACC! celebrates our heritage, our inclusive identities and our artistic innovations through multi-media contemporary dance performance.  We are committed to making contemporary dance practice and performance accessible to underserved Latinx community and to creating a platform of visibility in the dance community locally and internationally.

FOUNDER

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Liz Duran Boubion, MFA, RSMT
Artistic Director, Piñata Dance Collective
Curator, ¡FLACC!

¡FLACC! ADVISORY COMMITTEE

CatherineMarie Davalos
Ernesto Soprani
Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz
Eric Garcia

HISTORY

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2015

Co-presented by Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and Piñata Dance Collective, 7 choreographers performed our 2nd annual showcase, engaged in a panel discussion at California Institute of Integral Studies and offered a teaching series at MCCLA. Featured choreographers, David Herrera, Zari Le’On, CatherineMarie Davalos, Liz Duran Boubion, Rogelio Lopez, Juan Aldape and Detour Dance were featured in SF Weekly, SF Arts Monthly, Dance Anywhere, and garnered a review by Catherine Orloff.

See our PRESS PAGE for full details and articles.

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2014
Co-presented by Temescal Art Center and Piñata Dance Collective, directed by Liz Durán Boubion.  With our generous host and co-presenter Leyya Tawil of the Temescal Art Center in Oakland, CA, we created our first festival SOLD OUT with only 6 weeks of preparation upon the arrival of our visiting guest artists from Guadalajara, Mexico. With 8 local and visiting choreographers, the humble beginnings of the 1st Annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers began! We finally joined our sisters and brothers of other cultural constituencies with a California-based dance festival of our own.  ¡FLACC! 2014 was featured on KPOO FM with FLACC veterans, Natta Haotzima and Diana Lara and reviewed by writer, Heather Desaulniers in Critical Dance.  Thank you to all those who have paved the way! Coreógrafos en Movimiento: ALARIETE, Detour Dance, Natta Haotzima, Diana Lara, Zari Le’on, Piñata Dance Collective, Rogelio Lopez, Davalos Dance.


¡FLACC! 2015 VIDEO EXCERPTS

¡FLACC! 2014 VIDEO EXCERPTS

¡FLACC! supports emerging and established Dance Artists of the Latinx Diaspora who are choosing to make dances of the non-traditional, border-crossing, rule-breaking, cutting-edge, queer, avant-garde, contemporary, curious, experimental, abstract, sensitive, hybridized, neo-classical, or revolutionary varieties.  For our purposes, choreographers with “Latin American” cultural heritage or ancestry are defined by all countries that speak Spanish, Portuguese, or Indigenous languages in the Americas- from the Borderlands of the US to the tip of South America, including the Caribbean Islands.  Indigenous contemporary choreographers of North America and US-born Chicanxs and Latinxs are also invited to apply to this Festival.

¡FLACC! celebrates our heritage, our inclusive identities and our artistic innovations through multi-media contemporary dance performance.  We are committed to making contemporary dance practice and performance accessible to underserved Latino/a community and to creating a platform of connection in the dance community locally and internationally.


Fiscal Sponsor

  • Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

Funders

    • Zellerbach Family Foundation
    • Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
    • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
    • The Philip and Myn Rootberg Foundation
    • Footloose Dance Company

Community Collaborators

  • ABD Productions
  • ODC
  • Dance Mission Theater
  • CounterPulse
  • Shawl Anderson Dance Center
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Joe Goode Performance Group
  • Monkey Yoga Shala
  • UC Berkeley working groups
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts


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Piñata Dance Collective
Thank you for helping us
fill the Piñata to make ¡FLACC! a success!
Your donation supports inclusivity, innovation and connection. PDC is committed to making contemporary dance practice and performance accessible to underserved Latinx communities and to creating a platform of connection for Latinx choreographers locally and internationally.

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1st Annual ¡FLACC! 2014 Video Excerpts