Monthly Archives: April 2014

Celebrate with me this Sunday May 4, 4pm!


Hola quieridos y amores!

We have a few more days to prepare for the Benefit Piñata Dance Ritual this Sunday May 4 and wrap up the Indiegogo campaign by May 5!  There is still time for you to support the artists of the Piñata Dance Collective and my journey to 360 Xochi Quetzal! Check out the campaign video here:     

&    come to our delicious show this Sunday!

You will be brought into an experimental taste of Piñata metaphores, and gifted with a culturally diverse offering of dance and music celebrating and honoring the rich history of our beloved Piñata. 

Tickets are $5- $50 sliding scale. Purchase at the door by cash, check or credit card.

To listen to my radio interview on La Raza Chronicles KPFA 94.1FM click here! (I’m toward the end, 48 min. into it. 🙂



Liz’s Piñata News Updates


Dear community,

I am so grateful for those of you who have contributed to our upcoming Piñata Dance Collective Benefit and my month-long residency in Mexico. Support Liz’s fundraising campaign on Indiegogo! I want you to know that I have only 2 weeks left to reach my goal and still $2400 left to raise.  I think we can do it!!!  Please consider offering even $1 to the cause… ALL contributions count and they help build recognition especially if you us the Share tools!

Speaking of recognition… listen to my interview on La Raza Chronicles with Nina Serrano on KPFA 94.1FM  this Tuesday April 22nd at 7pm!

More great news! In addition to our May 4th showing at Shawl Anderson, I am simultaneously choreographing a Piñata dance for Cal State East Bay’s Inclusive Interdisciplinary Dance Ensemble to be performed on May 9, 10 at CSUEB Hayward.  I have a group of 7 students all from different departments, some of whom have never taken dance classes before.   I’ve been asking them questions like what do you want to breakthrough or release in your life right now? Given the history of the Piñata, how can we use its metaphors of creation, destruction and regeneration to support our personal life themes of loss of loved ones, body image, heart break, and cultural identity?  These are some of the themes they are working with and it is an honor to offer an art-based container that provides the community and self-reflection they need, as well as, the embodiment and creative release of trauma.

Also, note, there is one more TEMENOS mini-workshop for women on May 3rd 1-4pm at Monkey Yoga Shala in Oakland.  The groups have been regenerative and very powerful so far and I look forward to our last meeting before I take off for Mexico.  Please rsvp at

If you are interested in dance classes, I am teaching Beg.II/Int. Modern Dance on Monday mornings 10am-11:30 until May 5th.  ***Then the class will end due to a new youth summer dance schedule.
However, I will still be teaching on-going Int./Adv. Modern Dance on Fridays 11:30-1pm now and when I return from Mexico. (I’m away May 9-June 9 ) Click here for Liz’s on-going dance classes at Shawl Anderson:

You’re Invited to the Benefit Piñata Dance Ritual on Sunday, May 4, 4pm!

Click here to register for TEMENOS with Liz on May 3rd!

27 days left! Consider Supporting my Residency in Mexico


Dear Community,

Dale Dale Dale! (Hit it!) Check out my first Indiegogo VIDEO!  “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: 

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:

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!  


Lake Chapala, MX

Lake Chapala, MX