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Out of La Negrura/Out of Blackness in the Bronx
24 minutes
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.
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"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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