BlakTina 2 Festival: LA WEEKLY PICK OF THE WEEK

http://www.laweekly.com/publicspectacle/2014/08/28/5-dance-shows-to-see-in-la-this-week-including-las-largest-dance-fest

5 Dance Shows to See in L.A. This Week, Including L.A.’s Largest Dance Fest
Comments (0)By Ann Haskins Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 3:10 AM
Categories: Dance

SoulLabImage2 Photo courtesy of BlakTina 2Marina Magalhães and Allison Gray in BlakTina2

 

This week’s dance events include two dance festivals, a Dream event, Spanish dance from Cuba and a lady in a tower.

5. Kickstarter dance

With funding from a successful Kickstarter campaign, Licia Perea, her Latina Dance Theater and the ever-adventurous Bootleg Theater return with a new edition of BlakTina 2. The obliquely named showcase spotlights mid-career and emerging Latino and African-American choreographers based in L.A. The ten selected choreographers offer a blend of premieres and previously staged works. Dancemakers Cyrian Reed, Dorcas Román, Marina Magalhães/Allison Gray and Michelle Funderburk contribute the new works. Sofia Carreras, Rande Dorn, Joshua Romero, Crystal Sepúlveda and Maura Townsend offer previously restaged pieces. The styles range from dance/theater, hip-hop, tap, jazz and spoken-word including poetry by Maya Angelou. At Bootleg Theater, 2200 Beverly Blvd., Echo Park; Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 4-6, 7:30 p.m., $20. 213-389-3856, http://www.bootlegtheater.org.

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About latinadanceproject

The Latina Dance Project, a collaborative ensemble of multidisciplinary artists, explores through performances--physical, musical and visual--controversial issues impacting the global community. The company's "projects" create experiences that form a new aesthetic in dance theater reflective of the diverse Latina culture of today, shedding light and provoking reflections that can bring about changes tomorrow.
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