7 Senses in CI begins this Sunday!

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7 Senses of Contact Improvisation- at Studio Azul, Berkeley, Ca.

*NEW CLASS SUNDAYS MARCH 2017*-

Sight, sound, tastbirdvideos 090e, smell, and the “touching” language of contact improvisation. Investigations and inquiry of the moving body in space and time…from the vast and intricate “articulations” of TOUCH, INTUITION,  EQUILIBRIUM (balance) and PROPRIOCEPTION (sensing location from the inside). The inner ear / (h)ear. Somatics.#)*) (note: seemingly arbitrary post-modernist over-punctuation:–:

Idiomatics of Contact Improv meets Exploratory Release Technique and other stuff. Post modern dance techniques broken down slowly with repetition. Expanding vocabulary of physics in contact, improvising with movement score/s -concepts to play with in solo or in contact with others. Returning to neutral. Integrating physical, emotional, mental.

Moving into the Spring Equinox, we’ll gain our equilibrium from a fear-inducing government and focus on developing a heightened awareness of the spidey senses during Women’s history month.

***All genders welcome-(feminists only of course) ***All Levels- (Beginners are welcome).

If Jane Austin had contact improvisation, it would have all made sense!
(Sense and Sensibility= Body and Mind).
Find freedom in movement through the IDIOMATICS of the senses, exploratory TECHNIQUES, and the CURIOSITY within creative process.

cioutside*INTUITION: (Developing your 6th Sense) Ability to predict and support movement, as well as, opening doors to the unconscious stories of the body/mind. Using aesthetic feedback scores, somatic transference, creative restrictions, blindfolded exercises, RE-membering natural origins and body part mapping.

*EQUILIBRIUM: Finding balance and proprioceptive awareness in solo and in contact with others. Learning lizandlizzanatomically sound pathways of movement, head/tail connection, spiraling in and out of the floor, falling off your axis, turning upside down, working with your range of motion, traveling and changing direction/orientation.

*TOUCH/CONTACT: Where sensitivity and skill are wedded. Increasing fluency and articulation of mindful liz22touch vocabulary. The language of contact is 3-fold: Functional Vocabulary (rolling, pivoting, sliding, pushing, pulling etc…), Sensing systems (auric field/proximal, nervous system, limbic system, muscular, skeletal, cardio vascular…etc) and Relational Contact (giving/receiving, leading/following, supporting, witnessing, sharing, saving ourselves and eachother etc…)

 

4 SUNDAYS / March 5, 12, 19, 26
3:30pm-6:30pm (3 hour classes)
$220 for all 4. 
$75 non-refundable registration fee to hold your spot)

**Note: Class builds on itself so drop-in is not preferred unless you are an advanced/experienced dancer or you are attending the first classes in sequence. Pro-rated is fine- must contact email below.

Pay now!

$220/ 4 classes (including non-refundable registration fee $75): www.PayPal.Me/LizBoubion/220

Non-refundable Registration Fee Only ($75 to Reserve your spot.  Remaining Balance due March 4): www.PayPal.Me/LizBoubion/75

*For Tamalpa Associates and Dancers Group Members, please email me and send your payment with your discount directly through your Pay Pal Account to the Piñata Dance Collective (non-refundable registration fee still applies)
email: flacc.info@gmail.com    
*Partial Scholarships available upon request.
*Receive $10 off for every friend you bring with you!  Please share the FB event page with your friends and tell them you are going. Be sure you let them know about the friend referral! 🙂

RSVP on FB herehttps://www.facebook.com/events/1108042722637556/

Imagine all the dots are people.[:]::[::]:.[:..].:.:.:. ~secret codes~Etc.

Short Video sample of combining contemporary and contact dance:

 

3 days until show time!

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Hola community!

I believe FLACC 2016 is even more amazing than I had imagined due to our special guests from Guatemala, New Mexico and Los Angeles and our unique programming featuring *Queer/Trans Latino/a/xs on Friday Dec. 9, *Female Latina Women on Saturday Dec. 10, (both at 8pm) and *Indigenous Contemporary Choreographers on Sunday, Dec. 11 (at 4pm).

Tickets in advance are $20/ at the door $27

Purchase tickets here: http://flacc2016.bpt

*We will have post-show panel discussions led by Ernesto Sopprani, Sandra Pacheco and Catherine Marie Davalos

*a cultural welcoming from Kanyon Sayers Rood, a representative from the Ohlone First Nation.

Video! Watch what our visiting artists are bringing to San Francisco!

I have to say, that the work of Rosa Rodriguez-Frazier and her collaborators, Joey Navarrete and Primera Generación Dance from Los Angeles, really make me miss home….  Rosa will be in all 3 nights showing a duet with Joey on Friday, a solo performance on Saturday, and a Quartet on Sunday.  Brilliantly crafted and poignant material for first-generation Mexican-Americans.
https://vimeo.com/141954791Also from Guatemala, Sabrina Castillo’s group, Momentum are staying in my apartment while I shack up with my brother John down the road.  Sabrina gave a brilliant talk at the UCB panel last saturday.  Momentum is the only contemporary dance company in Guatemala and they are here with us!  Thanks to Saturday’s FLACCista, Diana Lara, de Honduras who introduced us!
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Rulan Tangen’s, Dancing Earth- A bi-local company based in New Mexico and San Francisco standing up for Indigenous treaty rights for the last 10 years.  She and her relatives have been dancing with #StandingRock for the last 3 months and are sure to bring us the work that activates and motivates this global society.
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Value of Contemporary Dance for Latinxs?

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Dear community,

Our 3rd Annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers ¡FLACC! 2016 is right around the corner and we don’t want you to miss this opportunity to support marginalized Latinx and Native dance makers in our vulnerable political climate. Be sure to purchase tickets on-line because prices rise at the door.  http://flacc2016.bpt.me/  

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Zoe Klein is on the UC Berkeley panel and performing Sunday 12/11, 4pm. Her work stems from her experience as a tans-national adoptee from Colombia.

Also, we are excited to engage in a dialogue with UC Berkeley working groups tomorrow, Saturday Dec. 3rd 1-2:30 PM

FLACC artists Zoe Kein, Sabrina Castillo, Diana Lara and Sebastian Hernandez will be sitting on the panel with 2015 Flaccista and moderator, Juan Manuel Aldape.

Register to reserve your seat here:

 

 

 

And here is my statement about the value of Contemporary Dance for Latin American Communities (a question posed to FLACC artists by Emmaly Wiederholdt for her upcoming article in Stance on Dance (more coming soon):

What is the value of contemporary dance to the Latin American community? 

Liz Duran Boubion: I think the value of contemporary dance in Latin American communities or in any community, is subjectively assessed and really varies across borders, economic class and cross-culturally within the diaspora. FLACC is in the process of finding out what that value is for people, by creating this platform for Latinx and Native voices in San Francisco.  

As artists, it is easy to say this has tremendous value for us personally, because it affirms that this huge part of our identity (Latinx) has value within the dominant culture of contemporary dance that has historically given limited access to our people. Ballet, Modern Dance, aerial dance, “high art” performance in general, is expensive and requires a lot of compromise and sacrifice for the working class, or undocumented, to both train or attend shows.  

For Latinos who are educated, privileged and do have access, I would say that “Tradition”, and in this case, “traditional dance”, is one of the highest values as a way to preserve our culture, which presents a bit of a challenge for FLACC.  Contemporary dance threatens to erase that tradition based on the western roots of our movement languages as well as the overtly queer, feminist or indigenous voices we support. However, FLACC is a space for the mestizaje de danza, where the multi-lingual dancer emerges. Meaning, we are versed in different dance styles and can bring our “culturally-mixed bodies” (and voices) to the stage.  As the Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers forms this “new tradition”, FLACCistas get to make innovative choices about the amount of “translating” they do for their artistry and for their audiences.

Like the breaking of a Piñata, FLACC breaks stereo-typical portrayals of Latinxs for white audiences, and it breaks the tradition of hetero-normative dances that assign patriarchal gender roles. It also breaks open the “recognizable or familiar” and allows for individuality, a tilted axis of perception and the naked truth of our lived experience to pour out.

…AND…We got PRESS! Enjoy the read… http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/11/29/dance-card-showcase-for-contemporary-latin-american-choreographers/

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Karla Quintero-Her Excerpt from “If Mars” will be featured on Saturday’s program Las Mujeres- Coreógrafas Latinas Internacional. 12/10 8pm.

See more images and videos highlighting all 16 choreographers here: www.flaccdanza.org

 

 

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Sandra Pacheco Phd.- Our panel moderator after the show on Dec. 10. She is an assistant professor at CIIS and co-founder of Curanderas sin Fronteras.

Donate to the FLACC Artist FUND 

 





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Please fill our piñata! Join the Piñata Dance Collective in producing FLACC

OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL FOR FLACC 2016 :                *** $4700 ***

This is where your donations will go:

*Travel costs and lodging for 5 dancers from Guatemala!

*Lodging for 5 dancers from L.A.

*All 16 FLACC artists honorarium

Support the artists of FLACC!

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FLACC 2016 Artist Fund from Liz Boubion

Dear Community Sponsor:

flacc-2016-5x8_fronttake1_eThe Piñata Dance Collective invites you to be part of the 3rd Annual “¡FLACC! 2016” Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers. Featuring 3 varied performances Dec. 9-11 at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco. Each evening will be followed by refreshments and a 20 minute panel discussion with 16 local and international artists with our audiences.

With your help, we will be able to pay our 16 amazing choreographers an honorarium and help our visiting artists with lodging and travel costs.  Latino and Indigenous voices are most valuable in our country right now and our festival is one of the few spaces where our artists feel supported to tell their story through cutting-edge multi-media dance performance.

So far, we have raised $6000 in Grant funding and we know that ticket sales will help us generate income, but we still need to ensure at least $5000 USD to meet our goal of $15,272.

DANCING EARTH 2016 © Paulo T. Photography www.PauloT.com

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Any support you can offer monetarily, volunteer, or In-Kind will be greatly appreciated.

This is where your donation will go:

ARTIST FUND

*Help with airfare for 5 dancers from Guatemala! ($1000)
*Lodging plus stipend for Joey Navarrette and Primera Generación Dance- 5 dancers from L.A. ($700) *Travel costs for Rulan Tangen- Indigenous Choreographer from New Mexico ($400)
*13 local FLACC artists honorarium ($2600 total)
TOTAL ARTIST FUND: *** $4700 ***

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Momentum – Guatemala City

PRODUCTION COSTS
*Theater Rental: $3500
*Sound Tech and Lighting Designer: $1000 *Videographer: $600
*Photographer: $500
*Publicity/Printing: $172
*Catering/Green Room: $500
TOTAL PRODUCTION COSTS: $7772
TOTAL STAFF/ORGANIZATION COSTS: $2800

TOTAL FLACC EXPENSES: $15,272

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Feel free to choose a specific cost from the list above and we will let the world know its covered because of you!

Mil Gracias!

Payment options:





Donate in person at the show! CC, Cash, Check

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Send money through PayPal: flacc.info@gmail.com

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By Check: Make a check payable to: “Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts”. Be sure to include a note with your check or indicate in the memo line: “FOR ¡FLACC! ” or “For Piñata Dance Collective”.

Mail To:

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts c/o ¡FLACC!
2868 Mission Street,
San Francisco, CA 94110

Muchas Gracias for filling our piñata!

Liz Duran Boubion

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photo credit: Su Pang

Piñata Dance Collective | 320 Oakland Ave. Apt. B, Oakland Ca. 94611 | (510)302-8575 | www.flaccdanza.org | www.lizboubion.org

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Dear Subscribers,

Piñata Dance Collective has been a little quiet for a few months.  Working on grant writing and preparations to present the 3rd Annual ¡FLACC! 2016 Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers.  This year, we have doubled our capacity and are featuring 14 Latinx Choreographers from the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New Mexico, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, and Venezuela!!! Our programming includes 3 distinct evenings of cutting-edge dance honoring the intersectionality of our struggles with a regenerative platform of visibility and resistance by Latinx contemporary dance artists.

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Friday 8pm-Remembering PULSE featuring Queer/Trans Latino coreógrafos

Saturday 8pm- Las Mujeres featuring international female coreógrafos

Sunday 4pm- Indigenistas featuring a mixed program highlighting indigenous choreographers.

see all the artists here:

Refreshments served and post-performance panel discussions each night. Special Guest facilitators TBA!

Don’t miss out on any of them! Festival Tickets are available NOW!!!

Early Bird Tickets $15! (for a limited time only)

Discount Festival Tickets

  • $25 2-day Pass/ $35 3-Day pass!!!
  • Single ticket: General Admission $27
    at the door/$20 in advance.

Buy Tickets here:

http://flacc2016.bpt.me

PANEL DISCUSSION at UCB

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Stay Tuned: Panel discussion scheduled at UC Berkeley December 3rd, facilitated by Juan Manuel Aldape, Ph.D. Candidate and 2015 FLACCista. More info TBA.

Primero Generación Dance

Primero Generación Dance- LA

Fundraising: We are hosting 5 dancers from a company called “Momentum” from Guatemala and 5 dancers from Primero Generation Dance from Los Angeles! Please consider donating to help with travel and boarding for our guests.  We also will be paying ALL 14 of our FLACC Choreographers an honorarium and plan to have a fundraising party in November! stay tuned! And thank you for your support.


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Momentum- Guatemala City

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ALSO…

I am adding an ALL-LEVELS Modern and Composition class on Wednesday evenings 6-7:30 at Studio Azul in Berkeley!

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Piñata @ Mbongui Square 7pm Sat/Sun. Dec. 12, 13

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Xochitl Sosa- Our Colibri- La Piñata Original… She is one of the bay area’s leading single point trapeze artists. She is amazing to work with!!!

mbongui Square flierLas posadas, winter solstice, Piñata #15 is about Love.  Vamanos! This time Piñata is in full drag and trapeze! yes! La Piñata is finally in the air! (And in drag tambien… pero en el piso) Come and see a taste of this new development with the the incredible performers of PDC: Dominique Nigro, Andrew Cortado, Xochitl Sosa, Daniel Arizmendi and Liz Duran Boubion.

Mbongui Square. We are honored to be part of this interdisciplinary performance festival curated by Byb Bibene at Zaccho Theater in the Bay View area in SF.

Tickets:  www.mbonguisquare2015.eventbrite.com
Web:  www.kiandanda-dance.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MbonguiSquare?ref=hl

Mbongui Square is an annual arts event organized by Kiandanda Dance Theater, which gathers dance, music, visual arts and spoken word artists of varied styles and artistic choices, from the Bay Area and across the world for a sharing of their talent and art.
What defines Mbongui Square is interdisciplinary arts + multicultural community.

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Daniel Arizmendi- Sneak peek at our Piñata Queen in rehearsal..come see her dance in full drag this weekend!

 

Watch the panel discussion and donate to ¡FLACC! 2015

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Hola compañer@s!

Performers Pre-show announcements

Performers Pre-show announcements

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!

¡FLACC! 2015 Panel Discussion, CIIS

¡FLACC! 2015 Panel Discussion, CIIS

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

 

¡FLACC Fridays: Cathy Davalos, Arturo Fernandez, Liz Duran Boubion

¡FLACC Fridays: Cathy Davalos, Arturo Fernandez, Liz Duran Boubion

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Zari Le'On- Fiestaban Photography

Zari Le’On- Fiestaban Photography

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!

 

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¡FLACC! 2015 Featured on the front page of SF/ARTS Monthly

SF Weekly in print preview:

SF Weekly Preview in print 2015

SF Weekly Preview ¡FLACC! 2015

 

¡FLACC! is BACK! at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

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!FLACC! 2015 is just around the corner, have you purchased your tickets yet? And look! we got on the cover of SF/Arts Mag:-) Enjoy 7 Choreographers in 3 evenings of dance Sept. 25-27.

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Also, please consider donating to ¡FLACC! and become a community supporter of the only festival of its kind on the West Coast! Support our Indiegogo Campaign here.

Join the ¡FLACC! familia as we grow!

Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers

welcomes you.

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FACT:

¡FLACC! is the ONLY annual festival on the West Coast celebrating the artistry of Chican@/Latin@ Contemporary Dance Choreographers!

Whaaaat?

¡Sí, es verdad!

And it’s here in the San Francisco Bay Area!

We are bringing visibility, accessibility and inclusion to underserved Latin@ choreographers and communities.

Imagine September 25, 26 & 27, 2015 at the Mission Cultural Center Theater packed to capacity with 150 people each night and an inspired audience buzzing with excitement to see 7 outstanding local Chican@/Latin@ choreographers making high level dance theater production.

It is our 2nd year and we are quickly growing. Our goal is to triple our audience size from last year within a larger venue and include our fantastic teaching series this year.  We just need you!  ¡Te necesitamos!

Our artists, dance teachers, administrators and presenters are committed to making contemporary dance performance and practice accessible to under-represented Latin@ communities and beyond.

Your donation will directly support this vision and help us reach our goal this September 2015 event.

With the Partnerships of the Piñata Dance Collective, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and the Center for Art and Social Justice at CIIS,

We are producing:

1) 3 Evenings of cutting-edge dance featuring 7 local Bay Area choreographers Sept. 25-27 @MCCLA

2) Low-cost* ¡FLACC! FRIDAYS Teaching Series. Every Friday, twice a day in September @ MCCLA with Bay Area dance educators. *Scholarships are available. See teachers and class descriptions here!

3) FREE ¡FLACC! Panel Discussion at California Institute of Integral Studies. Sept 19, @6pm. Join event page here

¡FLACC! Mission Statement

¡FLACC! supports emerging and established Dance Artists of the Latin@ 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 all US-born Chican@s and Latin@s 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 Latin@ communities and to creating a platform of connection in the dance community locally and internationally.   See www.flaccdanza.org

Photo: Marisa Aragona/David Herrera Performance Company

Your support brings social change

Inclusión: We aim to create a welcoming space for audiences and artists to deeply engage with unique Latin@ perspectives crossing barriers related to race, place, class, ability, gender and sexual identity. ¡FLACC! is also committed to giving our greater community of Latino@s more access and exposure to contemporary modern and experimental dance forms by offering low-cost dance classes, a free panel discussion with the artists and placing our work on a stage that specifically houses Latin@ artists.

Voces Internacionales:  Director, Liz Duran Boubion, is currently working to foster a bridge with contemporary dance artists in Mexico and seeks to invite choreographers from other countries and states as we grow.  ¡FLACC!  allows us to share our experience and innovation globally with each other as immigrants, locals, mixed-race Latin@’s and international artists within the dance community.

La Raza/Meeting each other: Our sustainability depends on our collaborations with each other and we are rapidly creating a recognizable platform for Latin@ choreographers to meet one another under one roof.  Our cultural identities can often become insignificant within the contemporary dance world. ¡FLACC! puts cultural perspective at the center by supporting Latin@ choreographers.  To date, the emotional response of ¡FLACC! audiences and the power of our connection to each other is immense.  ¡FLACC! allows us to share ideas and experiences with one another, claim our diverse identities and find out who’s out there.

photo: Melissa Aldape/ Juan Manuel Aldape

Who we are: 

* 7 Coreógrafos en Movimiento:

Davalos Dance Company, Rogelio Lopez and Dancers, Zari Le’On Dance Theater, Juan Aldape, David Herrera Performance Company, Detour Dance, Piñata Dance Collective.

* 7 ¡FLACC! Friday Teachers:

Arturo Fernandez, Emmeline Gonzalez-Beban, Diana Lara, CatherineMarie Davalos, Zari Le’On, Liz Duran Boubion, Rogelio Lopez

* ¡FLACC! Organizers:

  1. Artistic/Managing Director,  Executive Director, Fundraiser, Administrator, Website maker, grant writer, web designer, publicity, you get the picture…el pulpo, Liz Duran Boubion
  2. Social Media Manager: Zari Le’On
  3. Production Manager: Yanina Rivera
  4. Stage Manager/Technical director: Maximilian Urruzmendi
  5. Panel Facilitator: Juan Manuel Aldape
  6. MC/Hostess: Rebeca Sanchez

* Mission Cultural Center organizers 

  1. Event Coordinator: Andreina Maldonado
  2. Media Design: Adrian Arias
  3. Executive Director: Jenni Rodriguez
  4. Lighting/Sound Tech: TBA

*Sponsors: MCCLA, ABD Productions, Zellerbach Family Foundation

The Breakdown:

As a project of The Piñata Dance Collective, ¡FLACC! has been blessed with the generous help and sponsorship of our co-presenters at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.   They are providing the MCCLA Theater space, tech staff, box office, house manager, PR, MCCLA administrators and more.  However, we still need to raise $8,000 to cover ¡FLACC! artist fees and operating expenses for the festival.

TOTAL ¡FLACC! EXPENSES: $13,000 

TOTAL ¡FLACC INCOME: $5,000

GRANTS RECEIVED: $2,000 provided by the Zellerbach Family Foundation

¡FLACC! ANTICIPATES 50%  of TICKET SALES: $2,550-$3,800

¡FLACC! ANTICIPATES Merchandise sales, business ads: $500

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to raise $8,000 for artist fees and operating expenses:

  • Our 7 choreographers (we pay our artists!) ($3500)
  • Our 6 organizers ($4000)
  • 8 ¡FLACC! Friday Dance Teachers ($600)
  • Videographer/editing($450)
  • Photographer ($200)
  • Publicity($300)
  • Promotional materials, printing, mailing and PR design ($350)
  • T-shirts, Piñatas and Posters ($400)
  • Post production costs ($500)
  • Sustaining Organizational development for ¡FLACC! and Piñata Dance Collective / technical equipment, software, artistic development, web development, strategic planning, administration, marketing, community outreach, grant writer ($2000)
  • $700 to 3rd party processing fees.

We are confident that we will raise the funds necessary to make this important work available to our communities and in tripling our audience from last year.

We can do it! ¡Podemos Hacerlo! With your support. Con su apoyo.

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OPTIONAL TAX DEDUCTABLE DONATION: 

If you would like to make your donation tax deductible,  please Enter your donation on-line through our ¡FLACC! Ticket Page on EventBrite! Fiscally sponsored by Mission Cultural Center for Lation Arts.

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Send check payable to our fiscal sponsors: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.  Be sure to write “For ¡FLACC! 2015” on the memo line of your check and let us know you sent it. Email flacc.info@gmail.com

Mail to:

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

2868 Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

San Francisco, Ca. 94610

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Other ways you can support our goals this year:

¡FLACC! needs volunteers and social media fairies!

If you aren’t able to support monetarily,  ***volunteer to help distribute postcards, sell tickets, usher or sell concessions! Your presence at the show is the best way to be part of this historical movement.

  • Please spread the word and make announcements when you can.
  • REMEMBER to use the Indiegogo SHARE tools (Twitter, FB, youtube, etc).
  • Purchase an ad in our show program, become a corporate funder.
  • Donate technical talent, software or materials.
Join us on the ground for ¡FLACC! Family in 2016
Join our advisory committee- we value your input and expertise.Assist in managing, directing, fundraising, grant writing, web designing, development, or any other helpful role.  Please send letter of interest in ¡FLACC! 2016 to: flacc.info@gmail.com

***Read ¡FLACC! 2014 Review by dance writer, Heather Desaulniers***

More info about ¡FLACC! artists and PDC, see flaccdanza.org and lizboubion.org Contact: flacc.info@gmail.com

Mil Gracias,
Liz Duran Boubion, Zari Le’On, Yanina Rivera, Juan Aldape and the FLACC team

Photo credit: Fiestaban Photography

Muchisimas Gracias to our community supporters Zellerbach Family Foundation, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Shawl Anderson Dance Center, Monkey Yoga Shala, ABD Productions, ODC, Counterpulse, Dance Mission Theater, St. Mary’s College, UC Berkeley …AND YOU!
Stay tuned for updates! Piñata Dance Collective is  creating a brand new ¡FLACC! T-Shirt this year and printing some of the amazing photos from our choreographers that will be available as a perk or to purchase at the show on Sept. 25-27.

¡FLACC!, Piñata Dance Collective and more…

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Ready to see some dance? don’t tell me the last time you saw a modern-contemporary dance performance was back in college in your art appreciation class?  Oh where or where do our audiences go?  Somehow, dance seems to be the least attended of the art forms unless you are a dancer yourself or you happen to live with one. Lets break that paradigm! Come support 7 amazingly talented choreographers and their collaborators from the Latin@ diaspora at Mission Cultural Center September 25-27, join the panel discussion at CIIS on Sept. 19 and take some low-cost master classes during Latin American History Month with incredible teachers .  ~~~Allow yourself to move and be moved~~~~~  Contact us about bringing your students for a discounted group rate.

*Get your PRE-SALE TICKETS until Sept. 1st.* Prices go up in 2 weeks!* For all details about our SHOW, FREE PANEL DISCUSSION and our FLACC Friday’s TEACHING SERIES in September. See www.flaccdanza.org

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ALSO, check out my latest piece this weekend 8/15-8/16 at 7pm. Reception to follow!

“Broken” 10 minute solo

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“Broken” is traversing the landscape of a fragmented Piñata with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, OCD, depression and a good dose of Dharma wisdom. With a multi-media video and dance performance, “Broken” dissects the nature of impermanence, life and tissue paper.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1443001836007888/

Location: SafeHouse Arts, 1 Grove, San Francisco (across the street from the Main Library above Burger King- civic center Bart.)

Time: Saturday/Sunday 8/15-8/16 7pm- *Don’t Be Late!*  And join us for a reception after the show.

Tickets https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/898539

SEE Short Video Clip from “BROKEN”

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Photo credit: Su Pang

Take 5- ODC Mott Studio Sept. 11, 5pm

Please come and give your feedback to the Piñata Dance Collective  (Liz Boubion, Emmeline Gonzalez- Beban, Dominique Nigro, Liz Anders).  We want your feedback as we develop our piece for FLACC , Mobongui Square, and Piñata En La’Air .

Take 5

Fri. Sept 11, 2015 5:00pm
Buy Tickets at the Door
Tickets $5

***Be a shareholder in the creative process. See works in progress from dance artists. Discuss what you saw, what resonated, and what sparked questions. Then, exercise your share to award an artist with 15 hours of free rehearsal time.

This upcoming Take 5 will feature works in progress from Luis Valverde, Ayana Yonesaka and Elizabeth Boubion.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1695841283983448/1696461487254761/

 

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Hola Querid@s,

10988507_264368233733558_2352733527797803899_o11336922_10203007507227012_1061917867089892661_oI am pleased to share that I am once again traveling in Guadalajara, Jalisco MX at the moment to teach workshops and perform at Meditapalpa and Makani School for the Arts. Dale!  So much has happened since last summer during my 1st residency here…  the birth of a new baby by Ailyn Arelles and Ramón Vasquez, (my dear friends and hosts)… bringing my students, Victor and Marlet to Oakland last October for our 1st Annual ¡FLACC!…receiving my first Dance grant by the Zellerbach Family Foundation last January, choreographing a new piñata deconstruction to perform in several venues in the bay area, and finaliamente, developing a harmonious partnerships with Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, California Institute of Integral Studies and the FLACC co-founders, Juan Aldape, Zari Le’On, Cathy Davalos and Rogelio Lopez as we prepare for our 2nd Annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers (!FLACC!) September 25-27.

flaccposter2015During Latin American History Month SEPTIEMBRE

!FLACC! 2015, includes ***a 3-night run of the show*** the *** FLACC FRIDAY teaching series***, and a ***panel discussion at CIIS!

The Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers is proud to present 7 creadores en movimiento on Sept 25-27.  We are: Piñata Dance Collective, David Herrera Performance Company, Rogelio Lopez and Dancers, Davalos Dance, Zari Le’On Dance Theater, Detour Dance and Juan Aldape.

Our FLACC FRIDAY Teaching series includes: Arturo Fernandes (Lines Contemporary Ballet), Cathy Davalos(Modern), Zari Le’On (Contemporary Vernacular), Diana Lara( Somatics), Emmeline Gonzalez-Beban(Folklorico), Rogelio Lopez(Release Technique), Liz Boubion(Contact Improvisation and Contemporary/Modern Dance)

Our Panel Discussion will be sponsored by the Center for Art and Social Change at California Institute of Integral Studies. Sept. 19. 6pm. ¡FLACC! featured artists will have the opportunity to discuss how identity reveals itself through their artistry and about the relevance of ¡FLACC! personally, artistically, socially or politically as the only annual festival of its kind on the West Coast that celebrates contemporary choreographers of the Latin@ diaspora.

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Read this review about the Piñata Dance Collective last year in Guadalajara http://amapolacultura.com/temporario-contemporaneo/

With all of the wonderful dancing on our plate, new dancers to feed and a big festival to produce, the Piñata Dance Collective needs your help even more this year as we grow our company.

Please consider donating to our work that supports the artistic voices of Latin@ contemporary choreographers and organizers. Your donation feeds our artists, gets the Piñata in the air (on a bungee in November), and develops ¡FLACC! 2015 at MCCLA!

Your support is what keeps us placing beauty and truth at the center of our culture… giving us a place to gather, a place to think, to be touched, moved and possibly, transformed.

*Piñata Dance Collective (PDC) is fiscally sponsored by ABD Productions

*!FLACC! is a project of PDC and is fiscally sponsored by the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts



Muchas Gracias para su generosidad!

Con agradecimiento,

Elizabeth Duran Boubion,

Managing/Artistic Director of PDC and FLACC

Piñata Dance Collective/Dance Anywhere March 2015/ MCCLA

Piñata Dance Collective/Dance Anywhere March 2015/ MCCLA