A movement festival of cutting edge work, celebrating
Black and Latinx choreographers
The Latina Dance Project is a 501(c) non-profit organization that produces performances, festivals, accepts multidisciplinary commissions, conducts education-based residencies, as well as community outreach, research and scholarship. One successful projects is the BlakTinx Dance Festival a dance concert that showcases and celebrates the powerful, dynamic work of Black and Latinx dance makers. It’s mission is to present current cutting edge voices of Black and Latinx choreographers while creating more opportunities for Artist of color.
The BlakTinx Dance festival originates from Los Angeles, California, premiering for the first time in 2013 produced by choreographer, Licia Perea; and has been an annual production at the Bootleg Theatre for the past six years.
In 2015, BlakTinx expanded to Tucson, Arizona and later in 2017, through a collaboration with choreographer Liliana Gomez, BlakTinx expanded to Phoenix, Arizona, with an annual show since then. We bring two artist to participate in each cities festival, creating “sister cities.”
The festival strives to diversify programming and audiences in the local dance scene and beyond. In 2019, the festival changed its name from BlakTina to BlakTinx, to be more inclusive and gender neutral.
The festival focuses on contemporary dance but draws from many genres. Choreographers are encouraged to show work that is personal to them, and speaks about the Black and Latinx experience.
BlakTinx has received much recognition receiving festival grants to support the work from The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs, The Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Jewish Community Foundation and by private individual donations.
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