For the last 4 years, FLACC has been breaking through the Bay Area’s dance scene with an exhilarating array of multi-media dance-theater performances celebrating over 30 local and visiting Chicano/Latino and Indigenous choreographers from the U.S. and Latin America. This festival theme for 2017, “REST/UNREST,” which was conceived by one of FLACC’s rotating curators (Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz), is intended to support communities who are directly impacted by current xenophobic, sexist, and anti-LGBTQQI policies. The theme will highlight the varied strategies that Latina/o/x and Native choreographers use to regain their energy in the company of each other, to take care of each other in the face of oppression, and to acknowledge the people and places that have been lost due to police state violence and the silencing of our community members.
Departing from traditional and folkloric dance forms that typically represent Latino constituencies, FLACC’s culturally nuanced, hybridized and politically charged dance genre brings a refreshing perspective to the contemporary dance sector, igniting conversations with dance-theater enthusiasts and Latinos internationally. FLACC 2017’s featured artists will include visiting companies, Alfonso Cervera and Irvin Gonzalez from Los Angeles, Tranze Producciones from Mexicali, Mexico and local choreography by Violeta Luna, Caleb Luna, Vincent Chavez, Piñata Dance Collective, Zoë Klein Productions, and Davalos Dance Company.