¡FLACC! Creadores en Movimiento
¡FLACC! 2015 Featured Artists
Juan Manuel Aldape Menóz, Phd Candidate, is ¡FLACC!’s Community Outreach coordinator was born in Guanajuato, MX. Juan Aldape is a graduate student pursuing his PhD in Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. As practitioner and researcher, his work focuses on movement, migration and mapping discourses related to undocumented spaces and choreographic processes. Aldape holds a MA in International Performance Research from the University of Warwick (UK), as well as a BFA in Modern Dance and BA in Anthropology from the University of Utah (USA). Most recently, he co-founded A PerFarmance Project, site-specific collaborations between farmers and performers researching the concept of food security from rural and urban perspectives. He is an Erasmus Mundus Scholar, a regular contributor to loveDancemore performance journal, and the e-resource convener for the International Federation for Theatre Research’s Performance as Research working group. www.juanmaldape.com
Liz Duran Boubion, MFA, RSMT is a Co-Founder, Executive and Artistic Director of ¡FLACC! and of the Piñata Dance Collective based in Oakland, CA. She has been a dance-theater artist for over 20 years, and holds a MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from CIIS, a B.A. in Dance from CSULB and is a certified practitioner of the Tamalpa Life-Art Process®. Liz has performed dances in the U.S., Germany, and Mexico, traversing nature, alternative gallery spaces, and the proscenium stage. She has taught as a guest artist at CSUEB, SFSU, St. Mary’s College, UCSC, Lines BFA program, Cultural Central Barrio San Diego, Guadalajara, MX, and The Regenerative Design Institute in Bolinas, Ca. She has held 6 choreographer’s residencies and has self-produced multi-media dance theater productions including ¡FLACC!, Temporario Contemporánea, Rite of Spring, Piñata 2012, Maclovia’s Birds, Green, Echo & Narcissus, Yellow Shirt Revised and Auntie Pilar’s Memory Bank. Liz has also worked with local artists Anne Bluethenthal, Eric Kupers, Nita Little, Megan Nicely, Rowena Ritchie, Yannis Adoniou, Diana Lara, Afia Walking Tree, Amber Fields, Arisa White, T-bird Luv and many others. www.lizboubion.org
CatherineMarie Davalos, MFA, is our Production Manager and co-founder of ¡FLACC! She is a Chicana choreographer questioning heteronormativity using a feminist, Latina, and Chicana perspective. Her dances are often multilayered crossing many borders to delve into the coalescence and contradictions of being what she calls “a Mexican American Princess.” Due to her art and activism, Davalos was named one of ten international artists in Artist OF NOTE: The Immigrant Issue, Spring 2014. The Davalos Dance Company has been presented at various venues across the country since its inception in 1994 and has received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Faculty Development Office of Saint Mary’s College of California. During the day, Davalos is the Director of Dance at Saint Mary’s College which includes a traditional undergraduate program for young dancers, the LEAP program for professional dancers, and a graduate division which offers an MFA in Dance: Creative Practice, and an MFA in Dance: Design and Production. Info: davalosdance.org and/or stmarys-ca.edu/mfadance
Eric Garcia is a Cuban-American choreographer, US Born, performer, filmmaker, teacher, and activist whose feet are deeply rooted in the Bay Area. He is the Co-Artistic Director of Detour Dance with Kat Cole and the founder of the San Francisco Tiny Dance Film Festival. Inspired by personal narrative and storytelling, Eric has collaboratively worked with groups of incarcerated men, senior adults, and self-identified non-dancers on various multi-media and site-specific projects. Since 2010, he has proudly worked as the Production Coordinator with Fresh Meat Productions, a non-profit that produces year-round trans and queer arts programs such as the Fresh Meat Festival, Sean Dorsey Dance, and the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival. He has previously served as a Development Associate for Quinn Associates, and has held administrative/production positions for artists and organizations such as Dancers' Group, Mica Sigourney/OX, Z Space, and CounterPULSE. Eric also co-hosts DRAG SPECTACULAR SPECTACULAR, a sporadic cabaret of drag curiosities at The Rite Spot in San Francisco. Eric has performed works by Katie Faulkner, Sean Dorsey, Amie Dowling, number 9 dance, EmSpace Dance, Lisa Townsend Company, 13th Floor Dance Theater, Sharp & Fine, FACT/SF, Stephen Pelton Dance Theater, Palanza Dance, The Anata Project, LEVYdance, and Project Thrust. www.detourdance.com
David Herrera, is a choreographer, dancer, actor, and producer. He grew up in Hollywood, CA where he was influenced by the aspects of the movie industry along side the cultural eclecticism found within his neighborhood and his own Mexican/American Heritage. David began as an actor and was introduced to modern dance while attending the University of California, Santa Cruz. He holds his B.A. in American Studies and Theater Arts. In 2002 he returned to UCSC receiving a Graduate Certificate focusing on modern dance/theater. Upon graduating David headed to Los Angeles where he danced with Nannette Brodie Dance Theater (Long Beach, CA). In 2004 he relocated to San Francisco and officially launched DHPCo. in 2007. Besides NBDT, David has danced for PUSH Dance Company(S.F.), Marina Fukushima, and in LevyDance’s On-Site work Intimate Visibility. Recently he was commissioned by UCSC as part of their faculty concert. He has also guest choreographed for PUSH Dance Company. David has taught dance/theater for LAUSD (Selma Ave Elementary, Hollywood, Ca), Pajaro Valley School District (Ohlone Elementary, Watsonville, Ca) and San Jose Unified School District (Dorsa Elementary, San Jose) through ArtsBridge Outreach. David & DHPCo have hosted workshops and lectures at UCSC in 2008, 2012, & 2013. www.dhperformance.org
Zari Le’on, MFA is our Social Media Manager and co-founder of ¡FLACC! She created Zari Le’on Dance Theater in 2002 as a response to spiritual dilemmas facing women at the new millennium. Zari is a 3rd generation Black/Mexican/Greek mashup and her work is a reflection of her background. Zari works in the style of Contemporary Vernacular which draws from her extensive experience in Dunham technique, Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Yoga. ZLDT has performed and choreographed nationally and internationally with residencies at TAC, Counterpulse, and CHIME where she was mentored by political theater activist Rhodessa Jones. Zari holds degrees from Mills College (2004) in Ethnic Studies and Dance and from University of Michigan (2012) where she was awarded a Rackham Merit Fellowship to pursue her MFA in Dance.Most recently, Her solo performance series "Salvation" premiered in Oakland in 2014. http://lovehatedance.wordpress.com/
Rogelio Lopez, MFA is our Technical Director and co-founder of ¡FLACC! He is from Mexicali Baja California Norte who moved to the United States when he was thirteen years old. Rogelio has been choreographing in SF Bay Area since 2010. He is a dancer, dance instructor, choreographer, costume, lighting, and scenic designer. He earned his MFA in dance at CSU Long Beach. His choreography has been presented at The American College Dance Festival, in Gala Performances and at Nationals at The Kennedy Center. He has danced professionally for Keith Johnson and Dancers, Holly Johnston’s Ledges and Bones, Hope Mohr, Deborah Slater, Nina Haft, and Cathy Davalos, among others. Rogelio has won three Lester Horton awards, two as a dancer and one as scenic designer. Presently he is on faculty at Saint Mary’s College, and teaches regularly at Shawl Anderson Dance Studio. Rogelio Lopez & Dancers
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