Monthly Archives: February 2018

Zinzi, Miss Universe, Ivana and the Pussy Fleet

Dear Supporter of the Piñata Dance Collective,
Come this May, stories of survival in the realm of the female body politic will be articulated through dance, re-mothering stories in the #MeToo movement and a human piñata at the end of her rope.

Piñata45 : Exalted, Consumed, Destroyed

May 11-12, 2018 
Co-Presented by Piñata Dance Collective and Dance Mission Theater
Last November, the hot pink PussyFleet, choreographed by Liz Duran Boubion for the Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreograpers (FLACC) thrilled audiences in a fiercely provocative response to the “grab her by the pussy” conversation that the commander in chief carried into his presidency in 2017.
The directors of San Francisco’
s beloved Dance Mission Theater, believed in our artistic response so strongly, that they generously offered to co-present the development of #DontGrab in an evening-length production this Spring.  Hurray!

The work is written and danced by members of the Piñata Dance Collective:
Liz Duran Boubion, Issachar Curbeeon,  Andreina Maldonado, Dominique Nigro, Kristen Rulifson and Ronja Ver.  Themes we are working with:
  • Re-possessed rituals of the Latinx Diaspora,
  • The reflection of racism in the mirror of an African American child with body dysmorphia.
  • Unveiling the hidden fatalities of beauty in the context of Miss Venezuela, Cosmetic Surgery and democracy.
  • Domestic Violence, Ivana and the #MeToo Movement.

Inhale….. Exhale……Just that.

See a glimpse of #DontGrab from FLACC on video here.
With grants, business sponsors, volunteers and individual donorslike you, PDC is raising $15,000 to fund this dance theater production which involves, production costs, venue rental, artist fees and physical training in “Grounded Bungee”  techniques. The cost to attend an aerial training weekend workshop in LA to bolster my choreographic vision is $1000 and it Includes equipment, training, and certification… so when I return, I can teach grounded bungee aerial dance to you too!
The Piñata Dance Collective humbly asks you to support our company with as much financial backing, social media sharing and love that you can offer.  Donate to Piñata45
As the director of PDC, I thank you for supporting my artistry over the years in big and small ways and I appreciate your value on the arts and culture in our community. I hope that we are serving to meet this need in our society and that you are inspired to come to our show!
Sincerely, Liz Duran Boubion, MFA, RSMT
May 11-12, 2018 
Co-Presented by Piñata Dance Collective and Dance Mission Theater
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Photo Credit: Yvonne Portra/ Dancer: Liz Duran Boubion

Newly Published Article:

Interview with Liz Duran Boubion and Emmaly Weiderholdt in Stance On Dance