7th Annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers
Every Wednesday 9/16-11/18 on Zoom and Facebook Live, 4 PM PST, 6 PM CST, 7 PM EST. RSVP for exclusive access to Q&A's and important updates on the Festival. Suggested donation of $10.
Eventbrite link: https://www.bit.ly/FLACC2020
Talks, panels, discussions, and presentations
Featuring 12 resistant, queer, indigenous, international choreographers of the Latinx diaspora raising their voices towards collective liberation every Wednesday 9/16-11/18.
In it's 7th rendition, FLACC continues to act as a premier resource for the contemporary arts sector by pushing for narratives and personal stories that are not easy to find in contemporary dance representation. Dancers out of work and greatly impacted by shelter-in-place mandates of COVID 19 need your support and solidarity to spread the word, donate and put FLACC on your calendar in a crucial time when we need to reimagine a dignified and just society for us all. Let us reinvent reality together.
1) September 16. Latinx/Indigenous intersections - Rodrigo Esteva/Dance Monks(MX/US). A talk on El Grito de Dolores and the history that led up to that moment, beginning with the Spanish Conquer of Mexico. Inspired by the work of Leon Portilla, one of the foremost historians of Mexico who focused on history as seen from an indigenous perspective.Moderator: Arturo Mendez(MX/US).
2) September 23. Latinx LGBTQ intersections Tyler Rivera(PR/US). Showing of "valIDity" (11 min award-winning trio) followed by a Q&A with the dancers. Moderator: Eric Garcia(US/Cuba)
*note there is no event on Nov. 4th after election day.
3) September 30. Dismantling White Supremacy - Miguel Gutierrez(US/Colombia). Are You For Sale? A conversation with Foundation CEO(TBA). Looking at the ethics of money and art-making.
4) October. 7. Panel on Colorism, Afro-Latinidad and Dance - Rosie Herrera(US/Cuba), Yndira Perea/Wangari Danza (Colombia). Moderator, Dr. Melissa Blanco Borelli(US/Cuba/Colombia) Dance Scholar from University of Maryland.
5) October 14. First Generation Chicanx and the Politics of belonging - Victor Quijada/Rubberband Dance Group(Montreal/MX). From early LA B-Boy to Canada's concert dance sector. Viewing of Victor's most recent solo choreography. "Trenzado". Moderator: Dr. Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz(MX/US).
6) October 21. Premiere: "Fire in the Mountain/ Fuego en la Montaña - Dance Monks/ Rodrigo Esteva(MX/US) & Mirah Moriarty Esteva(US), focused on our sacred relationship to Nature and dance as a medium for interdimensional communication. Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker, Eric Koziol.
7) October 28. Decolonizing the Performing Body: Somatics and Choreographic Inquiry. Rosana Barragán(Colombia/EUA)- Decolonizing the Body- Somatics and movement experience. Catherine Marie Davalos(US/MX) - Moving, Feeling Generating: A Site for Chicana/o/x Resistance- lecture-demonstration chronology of work.
8) November 11. Migrant Mexica perspectives in Theater and Dance - Q & A to follow.Dr. Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz/Patas Secas(MX/US). How the Pandemic is effecting immigrant workers in meat factories. Violeta Luna(MX/US) Presenting excerpts of her piece Sanct-u-are. Responding to "sanctuary city", shelter for immigrants and an expression for the unsafe.
9) November 18. Dance theater for the female body politic within an oppressive regime - Liz Duran Boubion(US/MX) with Andreina Maldonado (Venezuela/US), and members of the Piñata Dance Collective.