We didi it! ¡FLACC! 2015 choreographers just performed our 2nd annual showcase at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts with 7 outstanding choreographers : David Herrera, Zari Le’On, CatherineMarie Davalos, Liz Duran Boubion, Rogelio Lopez, Juan Aldape and Detour Dance. Read a review by Katherine Orloff here. It was an incredibly generous offering of talent and energy all with a common understanding of the importance of ¡FLACC! we had 2 different previews in the SF Weekly! One in print, and one on-line! Read the online preview in SF Weekly!
One of the highlights of the Festival for me was the Panel discussion on Sept. 19 at CIIS. Artists were able to share openly in a welcoming space about the sensitivities regarding under-representation, Latinidad and the relevance of our festival within the dance community at large. You can watch the whole thing on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrE7FPMexr0
During the festival, ¡FLACC! also provided a low cost 4- week teaching series at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts with Latin@ educators: Arturo Fernandez, Diana Lara, Emmeline Gonzales-Beban, Zari Le’On, CatherineMarie Davalos, and myself- ¡FLACC! is dedicated to making contemporary dance practice and performance accessible to Latino communities and beyond.
Thankfully, I was able to get an extension until October 24th for our Indiegogo campaign! I’m reaching out to ask for your support for the 2nd annual “FLACC 2015” campaign on Indiegogo. Your support provides a platform for Latino/a contemporary choreographers to share our artistry, our voices, and get the visibility needed by being part of the ¡FLACC! community.
¡FLACC! Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers is the only festival of its kind on the West Coast and these choreographers are shedding light on relevant themes of today. We have already raised $1095 and our goal is $8000 to pay for all of the production costs including our artists who are patiently waiting for their checks:-)!
Please consider making a donation to keep ¡FLACC! afloat and see us coming back year after year~
Muchas gracias para su generosidad y apoyo!
Liz Duran Boubion, creative organizer of ¡FLACC!
SF Weekly in print preview: