I 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.
!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!
Elizabeth Duran Boubion,
Managing/Artistic Director of PDC and FLACC