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Jane Gabriels
2018
Color
24 minutes
US
English
Subtitled (Spanish)
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Out of La Negrura/Out of Blackness in the Bronx
A Choreographic Collaboration Across Diaspora

Dance artists Sita Frederick, Ana "Rokafella" Garcia, and Marion Ramirez collaborate to create a performance work that explores Caribbean and Latina-American experiences through dance.

OUT OF LA NEGRURA/OUT OF BLACKNESS IN THE BRONX: A CHOREOGRAPHIC COLLABORATION ACROSS DIASPORA features NYC-based dance artists/choreographers: Sita Frederick, Ana "Rokafella" Garcia, and Marion Ramirez. This documentary reveals how the artists collaborated to create a new performance work that explored Caribbean and Latina-American experiences through dance. This film showcases the rich and diverse dance backgrounds of the Latinx performers as they mix salsa, breaking, Afro-Caribbean, and release techniques in one experimental dance piece.


With footage from performances at Pregones Theatre, this documentary was made by PEPATIÁN, a South Bronx-based organization dedicated to creating, producing and supporting contemporary multi-disciplinary art by Latinx and Bronx-based artists.

Available with Spanish subtitles and English closed captions.

Reviews
"This project uncovers the often concealed voices of artists of color and the deep well of practice, theory, history, and innovation they call upon to make their work."
- Kayhan Irani, Writer/Performer/Social Engagement

"This documentary inspires through its loving attention to three artists' genuine practice of collaboration."
- Daniel Alexander Jones, Performance Artist, Writer. Associate Professor, Theatre, Fordham University

"The documentary offers a rare view into the labor of dance and its potential as a transformative agent through dialogue and collaboration."
- Alicia Díaz, Co-Artistic Director of Agua Dulce Dance Theater


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    Jane Gabriels
    2018
    Color
    24 minutes
    US
    English
    Subtitled (Spanish)
     
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