FLACC 2019: Bridges & Bones / Puentes Y Huesos
Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers is celebrating its 6th Annual festival featuring resistant, queer, indigenous, and hybrid choreographers of the Latinx diaspora.
With 2 weeks of performance, classes and panel discussions, Bridges & Bones is replacing ideas of borders and walls that separate and erase Latinxs in the US, by creating cultural bridges, honoring ancestors and building artistic alliances to support and unify 15 dance companies over 2 weekends at Dance Mission Theater and Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archives(BAMPFA).
Dance Mission Theater features 3 trail blazing choreographers performing complete works representing a unique Latinx dance cannon; from a politically charged solo challenging notions of the public gaze on Latinidad, gender and sexuality by Miguel Gutierrez(NY), desmadre (messiness) by the collaborative choreographers of Primera Generación Dance Collective (Riverside/LA), and the historical work of José Limón in Exiles, performed by Gabriel Mata(SF) and Kelisha Gardeen. Mata will also be sharing an original choreography of his own titled, This is where/ I begin...
Join the artists after the show in a facilitated Q & A by FLACC's Co-Director, Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz. Sat. 11/16.
Artist Talk with Miguel Gutierrez(NY):
Does Abstraction Belong To White People? Thinking the politics of race in contemporary dance.
November 14, 4 to 6pm
The Latinx Research Center
2547 Channing Way, Berkeley
*FREE space is limited.
Master class with Primera Generación: Latinx Hybrid Contemporary Dance
Fri. 11/15 10am-12pm.
Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Cost: $20 Dancemissiontheater.org/workshops/
Master class with Gabriel Mata: Contemporary dance class with a José Limón approach.
Saturday 11/16, 1-3 pm
Lines Dance Center (see website)
26 7th St #5, San Francisco
Bridges & Bones Performance Lab: Taught by Liz Duran Boubion and Karla Quintero
Sunday Oct. 20 12-2:30pm
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St, Berkeley
*FREE upon Museum Entry ($10)
Bridges & Bones/East Bay at BAMPFA features 12 Latinx dance companies en movimiento divided into 2 separate programs with 7 companies featured each day. Artists will be bringing culturally nuanced, site-specific or politically charged movement installations to the architecture and community of the museum setting. Audiences will go on a journey through various spaces to witness impactful performances in 2 different programs each day.
Friday Nov. 22
Liz Boubion & Karla Quintero
Saturday Nov. 23
David Herrera Performance Company
NAKA + MUA
Liz Boubion & Karla Quintero
The 2019 theme BRIDGES & BONES implies the literal bridge to cross from San Francisco to the East Bay, as well as the metaphorical bridges and alliances needed to overcome the walls that separate Latinx communities and families across local and national borders. Yet bridge building can be exhausting when done alone. The weight of cultural and artistic bridge building is a physical and emotional experience that can feel much lighter if carried together. This year, 15 FLACC choreographers and their audiences have an opportunity to allow the bones of their bodies to be held within a festival that supports and recognizes them. In some cases, artists have experienced the literal borders that they had to cross as migrants and others are grappling with how to connect with varying communities they belong to. In all cases, FLACCistas are encouraged to experiment, innovate, inspire or challenge the public gaze through the body. FLACC is uplifting our community and entering new spaces to form a bridge that becomes stronger together.
Dance Mission Theater (View)
3316 24th St. @ Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|