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!