The BlakTinx Dance Festival gives Latinx and Black choreographers an opportunity to celebrate and share their unique and important voices. Premiering in 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. liliana Gomez &Licia Perea, Latina Dance Project founding member, produced the BlakTinx Dance Festival.
The BlakTinx Dance Festival phoenix
"The spark and a big energy force behind bringing BlakTina to Phoenix came from the combination of Perea’s vision with an invitation from choreographer and community dance event producer Liliana Gomez. Some time ago, Gomez watched a video of original dance performances from the 2015 BlakTina festival in Tucson. She was deeply inspired and dreamed of bringing BlakTina to Phoenix. Gomez reached out to Perea, and through an initial phone call they shared their own backstories and discovered that they have a lot in common. When Gomez pitched the idea to Perea to bring the festival to Phoenix, Perea agreed"
by JENNA DUNCAN
"....choreographers exploring the universal human experience and the complexities of life, punctuating the rich contributions that creatives of color make to the Phoenix arts landscape."
Lynn Trimble, Phoenix NewTimes
Read below press stories and reviews of our important festival
Choreographers of color put their stories on stage at BlakTinx Dance Festival
by Laura Latzko
Special for The Arizona Republic
BlakTinx Dance Festival Creates Safe Space for Black, Latinx Choreographers
Lynn Trimble, Phoenix New Times
On healing, resilience, and resistance: A conversation about BlakTinx
Phoenix dance OBSERVER for nuebox