Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers is celebrating 5 years featuring resistant, queer, indigenous, and hybrid choreographers based in the United States and Latin America.
The 3 day festival includes 9 local and visiting choreographers, 2 post-show panel discussions on Fri/Sat. and a closing reception on Sunday.
Co-directors Liz Duran Boubion and Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz are curating this quintessential anniversary with a BREAK(through) experience.
The concept of "the break" is a common theme that is often associated with the Latinx experience in the United States. Laws are broken. Traditions are left behind. Forced immigration breaks up families across borders. Additionally, the value of the breakthrough can also be celebratory. Such as breaking open a Piñata, breaking down old paradigms, or breaking through personal and social limitations.
The BREAK(through) is a site and process for emerging and established choreographers to show different ways of responding to this theme. FLACC encourages Latinx artists to access multiple dance styles, take innovative risks, and speak in their native tongues to an audience and organization that understands and receives them.
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 Latina/o/xs internationally. FLACC's decision to create a welcoming space along the "cutting-edge" continuum of classical contemporary dance to conceptual performance art, gives marginalized choreographers more visibility and freedom socially, politically and artistically. The curatorial process demands representation of Latinx, Chicanx and Indigenous identities of all genders, diverse sexual identities, migrant, 1st and 2nd generation Latinx artists.
FLACC was founded by Liz Duran Boubion, director of the Piñata Dance Collective, an experimental dance company under the fiscal sponsorship of Dancers Group. Donations can be made here https://www.flaccdanza.org/donate
Category: Arts | Performing Arts | Dance.
Artists / Speakers: Liz Boubion(US), David Herrera(US), Vanessa Sanchez(US), Randy Reyes(Guatemala/US), Diana Lara(Honduras/US), Adrian Arias(US), Fabiola Guillén(Puebla, Mexico), Arts & Above(Cuba/US), Marisa y Maribel Plasencia(Santa Barbara, CA).
Students: USD 20.0,
General Advanced: USD 25.0,
At the Door: USD 30.0.