DANCING ON THE EDGE
A new video choreographic project
for all Los Angeles alumni BlakTina/BlakTinx choreographers!
What does it mean to be at home dealing with Covid 19 as a choreographer, performer, artistic director of a company?
The City of LA Cultural Affairs Dept. has given us an opportunity and challenge to create video performance statements that we will be streaming on several different sites - BlakTinx YouTube, the City of LA
and the Bootleg Theater!
Deadline for submissions is MAY 20TH!!
1. Respond to what you’re feeling as we “shelter-at-home” during Covid 19. Conceptualize, choreograph, direct, and in all ways engage in the creation of a 3 minute or less video that expresses how you feel right now and what we’re all going through. Feel free to use music, silence or text.
2. This is a SITE SPECIFIC PIECE created, performed and shot at your home. Be creative and use the room (s), yard, garage ETC at YOUR HOME. You can use people who live there with you OR make a solo OR make a dance with your company, having them shoot your choreography or prompts at THEIR homes and you edit it together to submit.
Experiment - explore shooting coverage and employing multiple camera angles…. Use quick cuts, speed ramps… circle the dance, invite the camera inside of the dance. Avoid using only frontal coverage if possible.
3. Try to capture the feeling of the dance and what you're experiencing during this "shelter-at-home" & social distancing.
5. This is a project through the Department of Cultural Affairs of LA so I will be able to pay each BlakTinx choreographer $100 minimum. If fewer than all 44 alumni submit that artist honorarium could go up. We will be posting through the DCA site, BlakTinx YouTube site and website beginning in June.
The BlakTinx Dance Festival is forging new boundaries in the dance festival scene in Los Angeles. Our success for the last six festivals is growing - creating a buzz and excitement about this unique festival. The Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles has been home of The BlakTinx Dance Festival since it’s inception in 2013.
BlakTinx would like to thank and acknowledge the growing network of
choreographers that have thrilled and challenged our audiences with their original works, they are;
Anthony Aceves / Akomi Dance Company
Bernard Brown/BB Moves
Jasmine Burgos & Omar Rodriguez Diaz
Jasmine Burgos & Maisha Morris/JAGGED
Sofia Carreras / Intersect Dance Theater
Hugo Diaz Dance
Randé Dorn /Dorn Dancers
Brigette Dunn-Korpela/ B. Dunn Movement
Regina Fergerson & Luis Vasquez
Rosa Rodriguez-Frazier & Joey Navarette
Michelle Funderburk Dance
Allison Gray & Marina Malgahães
Irisha Hubbard of Hubbard Collective
Alan Perez & Jamal Wade
Alvin Rangel/ In-Version Dance
Dorcas Román Dance Theater/ DRDT
Joshua Estrada-Romero / FUSE Dance Company
Eluza Maria Santos/Eluzartes
Christopher Smith / King
Strickly Addikted Dance Theater
Maura Townsend/Project 21
Briseyda Zárate Flamenco
Alfonso Cervera, Rosa Rodriguez-Frazier, Irvin Gonzalez, Patty Huerta of Primera Generación
Rhapsody James / RED, Rhapsody En Dance
Mallory Fabian/ FABE dance
recognition and reviews
BlakTinx Festival Los Angeles has received much recognition with reviews by; The Los Angeles Dance Chronicle -
"The BlakTina Festival is an excellent venue for often unheeded African American and Latina/Latino dance artists." "...a very professional and high-quality dance festival."
Jeff Slayton, LA Dance Chronicle