The healing and creative forces of humanity are even more potent amidst wild fires, earthquakes and floods, compounded by political unrest, abuses of power, and distraction... Your event calendar is most likely flooded with opportunities to take action or to be inspired and inspire through the arts. Your priorities may be unclear until someone close to you is in immediate need of your help. Does this sound familiar? As the founding director of FLACC, I am speaking from my personal experience and want to share how it is related to FLACC this November. Our festival needs your audience more than ever this year. In the name of resilience, support and sustainability for marginalized artists.
2 weeks ago, my co-director and 2017 FLACC curator, Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz, was severely injured during one of the aftershocks in Mexico City while working on a project and providing relief for earthquake victims. Unfortunately, he will be in a wheel chair for at least 4 months healing and he will not be able to continue co-directing FLACC 2017. This is a huge setback for the organization, however, we hope that after he heals from all 3 of his surgeries, he will be back with flacc 2018, and all the people who have been graced by his presence.
TICKET SALES HELP SUPPORT JUAN AND FLACC! As we begin our crowdfunding campaign to cover costs for this festival, the Piñata Dance Collective is also donating a portion of our ticket sales from FLACC this November to Juan's recovery fund! So, hurry up and grab your seats! Come see what he and our featured artists have helped create for the 4th Annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers this November.
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HELP US FILL THE PIñATA! In addition to coming to the show, we ask that you consider making a donation to FLACC. Our goal is $5,000 by November 20th 2017, to sustain our organization, pay for production costs and qualify for more grants next year.
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Liz Duran Boubion