¡FLACC! 2020: Call for Submissions
Call for Artists for the 7th Annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers: "EL GRITO"

LOCATION: Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco, California, USA AND Pop-Up Public Performance Spaces in San Francisco, CA. USA.
DATES: Dance Mission Theater: Nov. 13-15 / Public Spaces: Oct. 2-Nov. 6
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 30th, 2020

CURATORIAL MISSION

Since 2014, FLACC has provided a platform of visibility and inclusivity for over 50 resistant, queer, indigenous, and hybrid choreographers of the Latinx diaspora who cross cultural, physical, and aesthetic borders of tradition to abstraction. This year, our 7th annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers will host 4 choreographers at Dance Mission Theater and 3 choreographers creating public art interventions in San Francisco.

The FLACC 2020 curatorial theme "El Grito" (The Scream) refers to an historically rooted demonstration that takes place every year on September 16th, marking Mexican Independence Day. El Grito originally took place in 1810, when Father Miguel Hidalgo urged the people to revolt against Spanish rule with a call and response speech that included crying out the names of revolutionaries that lead to their liberation. The call and response of El Grito (call the name... respond "¡VIVA!") is used all over Latin America as a way to bring the people together for social change.

During this precarious election year, FLACC is amplifying Chicanx/Latinx voices by bringing El Grito to the San Francisco Bay Area through the power of dance theater, performance interventions and public discourse from October to November 2020. FLACC artists are interpreting "the scream/call/cry" with a contemporary and emergent act of solidarity both in the proscenium stage at Dance Mission Theater and in public spaces throughout the Bay Area.

FLACC is seeking cutting edge contemporary Latinx dancers to think about El Grito in conceptual and innovative ways. Within the primary genre of contemporary dance theater, the scream can be visual, symbolic, musical, cacophonous, resounding, clamorous or silent.

Some ideas to consider:
What do you live for, cry or fight for? Who do you call out to? Víva qué? Víva quien? Víva por qué? Who has moved you toward liberation? What/who/how do we honor our sources of inspiration or survival? In what ways can you call or respond to your community with this piece? How does El Grito exist in your body?

We look forward to celebrating 7 years with you and acknowledging this pivotal moment for the Latina/x/o community inside and outside of the San Francisco Bay area.


VENUE TECHNICAL INFO

Dance Mission Theater is a 135-person capacity black box theater with professional lighting and sound capabilities. Stage dimensions are 28 feet wide by 35 feet deep, with four 4-foot wings per side. The stage floor is sprung wood with black Marley. Audience seating is on risers, black curtain background and 4 wings with dressing room at the upstage right entrance. Venues and Locations for pre-election pop-up performance interventions are to be determined.

WHO CAN APPLY

¡FLACC! supports emerging and established Dance Artists of the Latin@ Diaspora who are choosing to make dances of the non-traditional, border-crossing, rule-breaking, cutting-edge, queer, avant-garde, contemporary, curious, experimental, abstract, sensitive, hybridized, neo-classical, or revolutionary varieties. We present Latina/o/x artists that have presented independent work for at least five years.

For our purposes, choreographers with “Latin American” cultural heritage or ancestry are defined by all countries that speak Spanish, Portuguese, or Indigenous languages in the Americas – from the Borderlands of the US to the tip of South America, including the Caribbean Islands. Indigenous contemporary choreographers of North America and US-born Chicanxs and Latinxs are also invited to apply to this Festival.

ARTIST REQUIREMENTS for the proscenium stage at Dance Mission Theater:

* Work must be between 15- 20 minutes, performed all 3 nights Fri-Sun Nov. 13-15.
* The piece is encouraged to address, but is not limited to, the curatorial mission stated above.
* The specific piece submitted to FLACC cannot be performed in any other San Francisco or East Bay venue 3 months prior or 3 months after Nov. 13.
* Piece must be completed and be performance ready before tech rehearsal (Nov. 12th) for November show
* Participate in optional work in progress showing (La Estación) and discussion to gain feedback from invited guests (date to be determined)
* Artists must be available for a tech rehearsal time slot (up to 3 hours max) on Nov. 11th between 9:00AM-3:00PM or on Nov. 12th between 9:00 am -7 pm
* Artists are required to participate in the post-show discussions with the audience.
* Artists are required to regularly promote and announce the festival during the 6 weeks leading up to the show through social media and email.
*Artists are asked to attend "FLACCistas Juntos"- a community building workshop with all 7 FLACC artists Sunday Nov. 15th. 12-2pm.

ARTIST SUPPORT

FLACC 2020 will provide artists with the following:

* La Estación- An invite-only Feedback process as the piece develops prior to the performance.
* FLACCistas Juntos- A community building workshop for the 2020 artist cohort to engage with each other outside of the performance arena in the studio. It is a time to get to know each other, share visions and ask questions relating to your artistry, cultural equity, organization or other things related to the communities you work with.
* Honorarium: $1000
* Sound & Light board operator for tech and shows at Dance Mission
* Light Designer to design the lights during your tech rehearsal time slot
* Professional Video and Photo documentation of your piece
* Stage Manager to coordinate scene changes of all pieces
* Publicity & Marketing throughout Bay Area

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ARTIST REQUIREMENTS for site-specific performance spaces/public art interventions:

* Duration is flexible and must be performed 2-3 times between Oct. 2nd- Nov. 6th
* Location can be chosen by the artists. Space can be by reservation or gorilla style on the street, public space etc. Please include desired locations in your proposal. FLACC is also working to provide artists partnerships with local organizations to host these FLACC public interventions.
* The piece is encouraged to address, but is not limited to, the curatorial mission stated above.
* Artists must arrange a site visit and discuss the performance score with FLACC organizers prior to the first performance.
* Participate in optional work in progress showing (La Estación) and discussion to gain feedback from invited guests (date to be determined)
* Artists are required to regularly promote and announce the festival prior to the performance through social media and email.
*Artists are asked to attend "FLACCistas Juntos"- a community building workshop with all 7 FLACC artists Sunday Nov. 15th. 12-2pm.

ARTIST SUPPORT

FLACC 2020 will provide artists with the following:

* La Estación- An invite-only Feedback process as the piece develops prior to the performance.
* FLACCistas Juntos- A community building workshop for the 2020 artist cohort to engage with each other outside of the performance arena in the studio. It is a time to get to know each other, share visions and ask questions relating to your artistry, cultural equity, organization or other things related to the communities you work with.
* Honorarium: $1000
* Sound & Light support to be determined.
* Professional documentation of your piece for at least one performance intervention.
* One FLACC staff or volunteer to assist with technical needs or audience management.
* Publicity & Marketing throughout Bay Area

HOW TO APPLY

1) Please complete the Online Form below to include the following information:
Letter of Intent, Choreographer's Bio, Project Description, Collaborators, Technical Needs, Website.
2) Please provide only one Video Link sample which includes one complete piece or work in progress from start to finish. Please also provide a time code with 3 minutes of uninterrupted footage that you want us to view within the piece. Include any passwords if link is in a private setting.

See website for more information: www.flaccdanza.org
or contact FLACC at admin@flaccdanza.org

Contact us with any questions!
Email address *
Name of Artist and Company *
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Address (Street, City, State, Zip Code, Country) *
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Phone Number (Contact Person) *
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FLACC is an organization built by and for Latinx, Chicanx and indigenous identified folks. Tell us how you identify. *
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ABOUT THE PROPOSED WORK
Letter of Intent (500-word max; How does your proposed work address FLACC 2020 curatorial mission, "El Grito" (or how would your work complement this festival?) *
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Is your work proposal a new piece or one that has been performed before? *
Which format/location would you prefer? (you may check more than one) *
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Please describe your specific location(s) vision based on your preferred format above (150 words max). If you are only applying to perform on Nov. 13-15 at Dance Mission Theater (recommended for non-local artists) write "N/A" or non-applicable.
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If you are chosen to be a featured FLACC artist at Dance Mission Theater 11/13-11/15, do you plan to present this piece/excerpt in a San Francisco or East Bay venue within 3 months prior or 3 months after Nov. 13? (*Note: If yes, you may be chosen to perform in a public venue but are not eligible to perform at Dance Mission Theater for FLACC 2020) *
How long is your piece?
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Please describe the piece you want show. (500 words max) Include working title, content, concept, intention, methodology, style of dance, # of collaborators/dancers/musicians/designers, significant props, setting, special lighting etc. *
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Choreographer/Artistic Director Biography (500 words)
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Names of Collaborators if known. (500-word max; current list and short bios of intended dancers/performers, musicians, designers, etc.) *
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Technical Needs as much as you know now. (300-word max; exp. setup/breakdown of set/props/materials, use of liquid or unusual substance, live music or microphone use, rigging, specific light etc). *
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VIDEO SAMPLE
1 Video Link of Sample Work with description. Please provide details about the video that will help our panel understand it's context or setting. Video must be 1 whole piece from start to finish -OR- at least 10 minutes of footage from a longer work. It can be a rehearsal or work in progress, but please no promotional videos. ***Please include a 3 minute time code of your strongest section of uninterrupted work for FLACC to view first.*** *
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Is the video link an excerpt of a finished piece you want to present? Or is it an excerpt of the piece you want to develop? *
¡Muchas Gracias! You may submit your application.
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