Piñata 45: The End of Her Rope
Multi-Media Dance Production
Co-Presented by Piñata Dance Collective and Dance Mission Theater
Choreographer, Liz Duran Boubion, dangles at the end of her rope in an historically suspended tale of Piñatas, Miss Venezuela and the fatal body politics of the feminine. Joined by her diverse cast of grotesque-burlesque modern dancers, writers and singers, the Piñata Dance Collective moves through 500 years of re-appropriated rituals that involve breaking open, over-consumption, body manipulation and a re-framing of sex, race and power.
Piñata 45, a sarcastic reference to the president, as well as, to the dance company, is a breakable subject. While, Trump, the former owner of Miss Universe and accused perpetrator of sexual harassment and domestic violence sits in the white house, the number of women speaking out against violence is rising. For the Piñata Dance Collective, the body becomes a site and process of showing how resilient and fragile the female archetype can be.
On the pedestal of beauty, the stage becomes a memorial altar for women deceased by cosmetic surgery, suicide, eating disorders and violence. The underbelly of the Beauty contest reveals personal-political stories by the performers tackling racial oppression, objectification and misogyny through the multi-media language of movement, poetry, video and music.
The story of Zinzi" written and performed by Issachar Curbeeon with musical composition by Chelsea Kirby, reflects on racism in the mirror of an African American girl with body dysmorphia.
Ronja Ver, performs a piece about domestic violence as it relates to her past; and the story of Miss Venezuela is danced by Andreina Maldonado exposing the shadow of cosmetic surgery historically situated within a repressive government regime.
Boubion's, Piñata Humana, attempts to lift the blindfold off of the male gaze with guest collaborators, Scott Wells and Zoe Klein.
The evening includes a new iteration of the PussyFleet's response to the lewd conversation between Trump and Billy Bush titled, "#DontGrab", featuring award-winning composer, David Molina. It was performed last November, for FLACC 2017, the 4th Annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers, a festival founded by Liz Duran Boubion in 2014.
Collaborative Artists: Issachar Curbeeon, Ronja Ver, Andreina Maldonado, Kristen Rulifson, Dominique Nigro, Alyah Baker, Scott Wells, Zoe Klein, David Molina and live music by Chelsea Kirby.
Live Music by Chelsea Kirby https://soundcloud.com/arulamusic
For more details: www.lizboubion.org
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Dannce Brigade's Dance Mission Theater (View)
3316 24th St. @ Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
|Minimum Age: 14|
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