Support 9 Dancers in Piñata 45!

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Support the PussyFleet dancers! Our goal is to get all our friends to donate! If everyone donated $5, we will be on our way!

Piñata 45: The End of Her Rope
A Multi-Media Dance Theater Production 
Co-Presented by Piñata Dance Collective & Dance Mission Theater
Directed by Liz Duran Boubion

**Support the collaborative artists of the Piñata Dance Collective:  
Issachar Curbeeon, Ronja Ver, Andreina Maldonado, Kristen Rulifson, Dominique Nigro, Scott Wells, Kyle Her, Cesar Soto, Zoe Klein, David Molina and live music by Chelsea Kirby.
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This amazing cast of nine dancers and two musicians have come together over time exploring issues of body dysmorphia, sexual violation, harassment, domestic violence, cosmetic surgery, the commodification of women and other provocations through contemporary dance, personal story, aerial bungee exploration and grotesque-burlesque. 

While the former owner of Miss Universe and accused perpetrator of sexual harassment and domestic violence sits in the white house, the number of women speaking out against violence is rising.  For the Piñata Dance Collective, the body becomes a site and process of showing how resilient and fragile the body of the feminine can be.  Please donate, purchase tickets, and share with social media.

**We need to reach our goal by May 12th!
Our work is sadly under-funded and we are asking for your support to pay the artists! Some of us have been working on this project for over a year and there are currently six un-paid rehearsals a week- each one devoted to a different section of the evenings offerings. 

**Your donation supports the resilience and fragility of women (and our male allies) in dance and will allow us to pay for costumes, artist fees, venue and set design.

**The undertaking of high production is one of the grandest contributions to culture and consciousness we do. The cost is high on every level… financial, emotional, physical, mental…and the returns are immeasurable. We dive deep into personal story, and come out on the other end with movement and text to share and show less than obvious truths and strategies to survive injustice, violence, discrimination and internalized oppression. 

29401224_15246714880_r.jpegAndreina Maldonado, Kristen Rulifsen, Dominique Nigro and Ronja Ver

29401224_15246715210_r.jpegThe story of “Zinzi” written and performed by Issachar Curbeeon with musical composition by Chelsea Kirby, reflects on racism in the mirror of an African American girl with body dysmorphia. 

On the pedestal of beauty, the stage becomes a memorial altar for women deceased by cosmetic surgery, suicide, eating disorders and violence. The underbelly of the Miss Universe contest reveals personal-political stories by the performers tackling racial oppression, objectification and misogyny through the multi-media language of movement, poetry, video and music.  

29401224_15246716380_r.jpegThe story of Miss Venezuela is danced by Andreina Maldonado and Dominique Nigro exposing the shadow of cosmetic surgery historically situated within a repressive government regime. 

29401224_15246717250_r.jpegBoubion’s, Piñata Humana, attempts to lift the blindfold off of the male gaze with guest collaborators, Scott Wells, Kyle Her and Cesar Soto.  Zoe Klein is serving as an outside eye giving her directorial support.

29401224_15249460140_r.jpegThe evening also includes a new development called “#DontGrab2”, the PussyFleet’s response to the lewd conversation between Trump and Billy Bush featuring award-winning composer, David Molina. Photo credit: Yvonne Portra

#DontGrab was performed last November, for FLACC 2017, the 4th Annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers, founded by PDC director, Liz Duran Boubion.

29401224_15246724930_r.jpegDancers: Kristen Rulifsen and Dominique Nigro

The End of Her Rope budget:

Combined Artist Fees: $3000
Lighting designer: $500
Bungee equipment/set design : $1000
Costumes: $500
Studio Rental: $300
Video Media: $300
Documentation: $300
Dance Mission Staff: $2600
Director: $1000
Consultant: $300

Total Budget Expenses: $9800

Currently we have $3000 in funding. In Kind and individual donations.
We hope for ticket sales and your donations to take us where we need to go!

Muchas gracias por su generoso apoyo!

Liz Duran Boubion and Piñata Dance Collective (AKA PussyFleet)

The Piñata Dance Collective celebrates our diverse heritages, our inclusive identities and our artistic innovations through multi-media contemporary dance performance and education. It is donors like you who make our work possible.

***For tax deductable donations above $250 please email the director for fiscal sponsor tax id info. Otherwise, please pay through paypal and gofundme. Gracias!

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Dear Supporters! You're invited to a cast party to celebrate the success of Piñata 45: The End of Her Rope!
Meet the dancers and enjoy the garden and fire :-)
Please email me to get the address:
admin at flaccdanza dot org

Piñata Dance Collective Cast Party

When: Friday Jun 1st, 8pm- Midnight

Where: Liz's Oakland apartment
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A few photos of our 3-part evening including 2 new works!
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