SF’s Latinx + Indigenous Dance Festival (Mission)
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Dance Mission Theater | 3316 24th St., San Francisco, CA 94110
Submitted by the Event Organizer
sii agua sí💧
Remembering the Waterways in Yelamu
Honoring the 5,700 Indigenous Ancestors Buried in the Cemetery at the Mission Dolores
Latinx + Indigenous Dance Festival
OCT. 23, 2021 (5pm-10pm)
💧DUE TO RAIN WE HAVE MOVED THE FESTIVAL
🗣😷MASKS AND VACCINATION CARDS REQUIRED😷🗣
Dance Brigade’s Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th Street, San Francisco, CA. 94110
💧~NEW sii PROGRAMMING~💧
💧@ Dance Mission Theater💧
5pm-6pm Hummaya Singers and Dancers
12 members of the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel tribe led by Chief Tony Cerda. Welcome them home to the place where some of their ancestors were buried at the Mission Dolores.
6pm – 7pm Social Hour in the lobby of Dance Mission Theater:
Food + Drinks
Sound installation- Ras K’Dee
Public Mural: Adrian Arias(Peru/US) & Pancho Peskador(Chile/US)
All are welcome! Come help paint Mission Creek with renowned local artists!
6:30pm – 7:15pm PRE-SHOW FLACC Community Dancers/ Site-Activators
Sabrina Baranda, Liz Duran Boubion, Alex Escalante, Stephanie Hewett, Nicole Maimon, Carmina Márquez, Juliana Mendonca, Xedex Olivas, Hugo Quintero, Stephanie Sherman, Violeta Luna
💧7-9pm (audience is seated in the theater)💧
FLACC Featured Artists and Culture Bearers:
Gregg Castro (Ohlone Ramaytush)
Kanyon Sayers-Roods (Ohlone Mutsun and Chumash)
Violeta Luna (US/MX)
Kevin Gaytan (MX/US)
Mariana Sobral (Argentina/US)
FLACC Community Dancers
Ben Wood (England/US)
Post show DANCE PARTY with Audiopharmacy
DJ Ras K’Dee (Dry Creek Pomo) with dancers Andreina Maldonado & Terrence Paschal-
~ALL ARE WELCOME TO DANCE DANCE DANCE! find your flow~
sii = water (Ohlone Ramaytush)
Since 2014, FLACC has provided a platform of visibility and inclusivity for over 60 resistant, queer, indigenous, and hybrid choreographers of the Latinx diaspora who cross cultural, physical, and aesthetic borders of tradition to abstraction. To adapt to the obstacles of Covid 19, our 8th annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers will host several artists from different disciplines to support our curatorial theme “sii agua sí” in our first outdoor festival along the Mission Creek/18th Street Corridor in Yelamu.
FLACC 2021: sii agua sí (water water yes) – “sii” is the Ohlone word for “water.” In memory of the blocked and soil-filled waterways that once flowed in this region and in honor of the 5700 local Indigenous ancestors buried in the cemetery at the Mission Dolores, FLACC is centralizing the voices and themes of the land-based site in collaboration and solidarity with local Ohlone leaders, SF Parks, Dance Mission Theater and other community partners. Through community rituals, live performance installations and historical talks, sii agua si is symbolically re-filling the site with water (sii) to bring awareness and healing to a painful history of cultural genocide and ecocide that seeps beneath the streets of the Mission District.
With a temporary mural by local artists to guide the audience in the daytime and installing multiple video projections of water to visually define performance and ritual spaces at night, the festival will take place within a watery landscape. Water blessings, land acknowledgements, traditional and contemporary dances, ofrendas and live musical collaborations will take place in various sites along the path to honor our human and non-human ancestors.