The Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers (FLACC) is celebrating its 6th Annual dance festival featuring resistant, queer, indigenous, and hybrid choreographers of the Latinx diaspora who cross physical, cultural, and aesthetic borders of tradition to abstraction. FLACC’s original teaching series in 2015 is returning in 2019!
Choreographers Karla Quintero and Liz Duran Boubion are offering a one-day site-specific dance workshop open to the public. Using movement, sound, and structured improvisation, participants will excavate the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, mapping its architecture and conjuring its history, as borders are opened and new spaces are defined. The workshop will activate BAMPFA's creative potential as a performance space. This workshop is open to all members of the public. No experience is necessary. Movers of all abilities, shapes, and backgrounds are welcome. Class is taught by Spanish/English speakers. Class is limited, please register in advance. The workshop is free with entrance to the museum (See prices below). Register in advance and purchase tickets at the door.
Sunday Oct. 20 12-2:30pm
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St, Berkeley
$13 General admission
$11 Non-UC Berkeley students, disabled, 65+
FREE BAMPFA members; UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff; 18 & under; one adult per child 13 & under; and artists in the BAMPFA collection/MATRIX
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Liz Duran Boubion is a second generation Chicana choreographer, the artistic director of ¡FLACC! Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers which is a project of her company, Piñata Dance Collective. She has held 7 choreographers residencies in the US and Mexico and is an associate teacher of the Tamalpa Institute. She received her BA in Dance from CSU Long Beach and her MFA in Creative Inquiry from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Boubion has been published in InDance Magazine, Stance on Dance, Conscious Dancer Magazine and is registered with the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). She teaches ongoing movement classes for seniors with neurodegenerative diseases, youth in Oakland and is a regular guest teacher in local universities, Contact jams and dance festivals. www.lizboubion.org
Karla Quintero serves as the Production Manager and commissioned artist for FLACC 2019, a FLACC artist in 2016 and consultant in 2018. She hails from New York City. A first-generation American of Colombian and Nicaraguan descent, her artistic work references the imaginative spirit and passion for story-telling particular to these two cultures. Since relocating to the Bay Area, she has appeared in works by Christy Funsch, Jo Kreiter, Kim Epifano, Robert Moses, Dexandro Montalvo, Leyya Tawil, Daria Kaufman, Deborah Karp, Aura Fischbeck, Alma Esperanza Cunningham and RAWDance. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Garage (SF) & the Temescal Arts Center (Oakland) where she created surreal & immersive works about the future. She holds a BFA from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance and a BA in Urban Studies from Barnard College. In addition to dance, she is intrigued by language, stories, cities and motion capture technology.