Festival Celebrates Dance from the Latin American Diaspora

Tranze Productions from Mexicali, MX. is one of the dance companies presenting work at the fourth annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers  (Photo: Uziel Elim Perez)

The Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers puts the emphasis on contemporary. This is not folkloric dance, at least not in a classical sense. The festival, now in its fourth year, always presents new dances from the Latin American diaspora. This year's theme is Rest/Unrest, and participants include the Piñata Dance Collective, led by Liz Duran Boubion, based in San Francisco. With a response to rape culture called Don’t Grab, Violeta Luna presents an excerpt from a three-part work that tries to rescue the memory of those buried in Mexican mass graves, and Catherine Marie Davalos and her company present a dance inspired by the song "Las Golondrinas" about Mexicans crossing the border into the United States. Details here.

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