Dancing Diaspora Festival
A FREE two-day celebration of Latinx dance, music, history, and resiliency in East Los Angeles
Saturday, Jun 1 2019
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Saturday June 1, 11am-3pm & 8-10pm

Sunday June 2, 12-9pm





The Dancing Diaspora Festival is a FREE two-day celebration of Latinx dance, music, history, and resiliency in East Los Angeles. Growing from the free weekly community class taught by Brazilian-born dance-maker Marina Magalhães, DDF brings together diasporic artists and community members from the East Side of LA to honor ancestral practices, find collective healing, and embody radical joy.










*Please note that the festival is FREE, but space is LIMITED, and so it is recommended that you arrive EARLY. After we reach capacity we will turn people away*






June 1 Schedule



11am-1pm: Opening Class with Marina Magalhães



1:30-3pm: Panel Discussion featuring Linda Yudin (Founding Artistic Director of Viver Brasil), Ana Maria Alvarez (Founding Artistic Director of CONTRA-TIEMPO), Dana Fitchett (Choreographer), Rainy Demerson (UC Riverside PhD Candidate), Marina Magalhães (Choreographer)



8pm: Performances by José Richard Aviles, Dana Fitchett, Allison Gray, Marina Magalhães, Bianca Medina,Vera Passos & Rachel Hernandez, Primera Generación Dance Collective, and Tatiana Zamir





June 2 Schedule (day of workshops) 



12-1:15pm: Afro-Brazilian Dance with Vera Passos & live drums



1:30-2:45pm: House Dance with Jackie MissFunk Lopez



3-4:15pm: Afro-Cuban with Kati Hernandez & live drums



4:30-5:45pm: Samba Reggae with Rachel Hernandez and Bloco Obini drum ensemble 



6-9pm: Open Jam with DJ Sizzle








The Dancing Diaspora Festival is a FREE program thanks to generous support of the California Arts Council, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.





Please park on the street.

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Photo Credit: Bobby Gordon
Image Credit: Blaine O'Neill