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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:

 

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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.

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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!

 

¡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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So much is brewing with the Piñata Dance Collective and the 2nd Annual ¡FLACC! Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers. See my new class schedule below, see the new website for ¡FLACC! flaccdanza.org and enjoy the promo video above!

As Artistic and Executive Director of PDC and ¡FLACC!  I’m excited to announce that based on the huge success of  last year’s festival, this year, 8 more choreographers will be presented by the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in SF Sept. 25-27 2015! We are very grateful for the generous support from MCCLA as our host and fiscal sponsors in the heart of the Mission in S.F. making contemporary dance more accessible to our Chicano/a,Latino/a constituency and creating a platform for us as artists to  connect and share our work.

SAVE THE DATE for 2nd Annual ¡FLACC! 2015 Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers 2015 Sept. 25-27 Featured Choreographers:  Dance Monks, Detour Dance, Juan Aldape, Rogelio Lopez and Dancers, Davalos Dance Company and Piñata Dance Collective. Location:  Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts- 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110

Save the date for the ¡FLACC! Panel Discussion Sept. 12, 2015 : Artists will have a chance to talk about their  work, Identity/Latinidad and how heritage shows up artistically and how this festival is relevant personally, artistically or politically.  Facilitated by Juan Aldape, Ph.D Candidate, UCBerkely.  Location: Center for Art and Social Justice- California Institute for Integral Studies. 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Currently, ¡FLACC! organizers are Liz Duran Boubion, CatherineMarie Davalos, Zari Le’on, Rogelio Lopez and Juan Aldape.

Also, below is my weekly dance class schedule. Click on the titles for details. I look forward to seeing you dance! ~ Abrazos, Liz

Adult Intermediate Modern *TIME CHANGE!* Join me on Monday’s 11:30-1pm at Shawl Anderson Dance Center!

Modern Dance for youth ages 8-14. Fridays 4pm-5pm- Ah-Lan Chinese Dance Academy, El Cerrito, Ca.

Family Yoga Oakland YMCA Fridays 6:30-7:20

Motivational Movement and Music for Elders 2 locations: Senior Access, San Rafael, Ca. Thurs. 10:30-12pm, The Point in Rockridge, Oakland, Ca.- Tuesdays 10-11am

Private Movement Coaching– Somatic Therapy or Contemporary Dance Technique- based on a time we decide.

27 days left! Consider Supporting my Residency in Mexico

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Dear Community,

Dale Dale Dale! (Hit it!) Check out my first Indiegogo VIDEO! http://igg.me/at/Pinata360/x/6875443  “Help Liz Dance in Mexico!” Is a campaign to raise funds for my month-long Residency in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico and to support the Piñata Dance Collective artists in my upcoming Benefit concert. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

To read more, scroll down or click here: http://igg.me/at/Pinata360/x/6875443 

You are also invited to a BENEFIT PIÑATA DANCE RITUAL on May 4, 4pm at Shawl Anderson Dance Center. I am featuring 9 incredible dancers and musicians who will show previews of my next piece and take the audience on a visual and musical journey revealing the history and metaphors of La Piñata. Piñata Dance Collective explores identity, impermanence and sustainability through the arts. Press Join and Share on Facebook! Benefit Piñata Celebration for Liz and PDC: https://www.facebook.com/events/1422754151311739/?ref=br_tf

Performers on May 4: Choreographed and Directed by Liz Boubion

Aztec dance: Cuauhtemoc Mitote Peranda

Chinese traditional dance: Katherine He of Fei Tien Dancers

Contemporary dance: Dominique Nigro, Jeanette Male, Sophie Stanley, Bricine Mitchell, Rebeca Sanchez, Liz Boubion

Musical accompaniment by Afia Walking Tree, Bricine Mitchell, and Regina Wells

Improvisation: Whole cast

Tickets are $5-$50 sliding scale.

Also, great news! I will be on KPFA 94.1 “La Raza Chronicles” in an interview with Nina Serrano on April 22nd!  I shared the information about the Residency in Mexico, the Benefit at Shawl Anderson and got to read an original poem called “Piñata Solo” Stay tuned!:-)

As you may have heard, I have been accepted to a reputable month-long artist residency called “360 Xochi Quetzal” in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico this coming May 2014.  It is typically given to writers and visual artists and I am their very first choreographer chosen among 160 applicants internationally!

This is a huge honor and so exciting for me because it will be the first time I will be able to visit Mexico, the country belonging to half of my ethnic heritage. This is the beginning of my cultural exchange with Mexica artists and healers in Mexico and a chance to deepen my relationship to myself through “Ancestral Land Sensing”. My plan is to dance, play my flute and commune in Chapala and Guadalajara for 3 weeks, and then dance and explore in Mexico City for a week.

With your help, I will:

  • Expand the  Dance Collective internationally

  • I will research and document site specific dances in pre-hispanic locations

  • Continue to develop my artistry which builds community, educates & innovates.

  • Pay the 9 artists performing for my residency benefit concert on Sunday, May 4th, 4pm. See FaceBook Page:  Benefit Piñata Celebration for PDC and Liz.

What I am asking for:

360 Xochi Quetzal is generously providing me free lodging and a food stipend in Chapala, MX and I am hoping to raise $3600 for the following items:

$700- Pay Artists who are generously donating their time to my project. Please come to my upcoming Mexico residency “Send Off” – an informal Piñata Celebration and Benefit Concert with 9 incredible dancers and musicians! Sunday, May 4, 4pm @ Shawl Anderson Dance Center, Berkeley.

$550- My flight expenses to Guadalajara and to Mexico City.

$1750-A new company Computer, Ipad and tripod to document my work and give PDC the upgrade we desperately need.

$600- Take dance classes for a month, buses, museums and pay for lodging for 9 days in Mexico City in June.

Thank you for your generosity* Any amount will help!

Even if you donate $5… or simply press SHARE.

Also, please come see me off on Sunday May 4, 4pm!  

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Lake Chapala, MX

Lake Chapala, MX