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Regarding class on June 1:
dear familia, amigxs, colegxs, compañerxs, y conocidxs,
There is no doubt that we are living in political desmadre (political messiness). In light of the heartbreaking and dire moments we are in, Primera Generación Dance Collective would like to express our support and solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and our black brothers, sisters, and peoples.
In response to the protests taking place, we are committed to helping the cause by inviting those who cannot or aren’t able to join them to come share space with us as we repurpose this week’s Monday Night Class at Pieter. We invite you to living in desmadre: in solidarity with BLM where our artivista friends, Justin Morris, Aisha Shauntel, and Nicole Robinson will lead our class in corporeal protest, breathing, and conversation. We can move forward, acknowledging that this impacts all of us a whole and that we each have a role to play in creating change.
Class proceeds will be donated to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Holding space looks and feels different for everyone- all valid in their own way. But remaining neutral has no association to solidarity and unity.
“if [we] are neutral in situations of injustice, [we] have chosen the side of the oppressor” -Desmond Tutu
The 2019-2020 Monday Morning Class Series, welcomes back series initiator & curator Milka Djordjevich. MNC is an opportunity to take class with a rotating roster of artists with divergent movement practices and points of view. This season we are diving deep both in practice and performance. There are more chances to take class with each artist and the opportunity to see and/or participate in a performance. Nourish your practice and go deep.
Monday Night Class Spring 2020 Season:
JAN 6, 13, 20, 27, FEB 3 and 10 // Levi Gonzalez
FEB 17, 24, MAR 2, 9, 16, 23 // Stacy Dawson Stearns
MAY 11, 18, 25, JUN 1, 8, 15 and 22 // Primera Generación
Primera Generación Dance Collective // MAY 11, 18, 25, JUN 1, 8, 15 and 22 with a virtual gathering on JUN 27 at 6:30pm
Living in Desmadre
Join us for a seven week series on Monday nights at Pieter where we explore desmadre (messiness) as embodiment. Collectively, we will immerse ourselves in a fusion of Latin social dance techniques, dialogue, affect, and rasquache movement formations as a way of reveling in (un)known sites of belonging and dancing.
The classes will be composed of the different elements that our collective uses to contextualize our experiences. Come revel in quebradita stylings, salsa aesthetics, poc-chuc technique, and hybrid formations.
Living in desmadre classes will end with a final event, En Fiesta with Primera Generación Dance, on June 27 @ 6:30pm dedicated to sharing virtual space communally through dance, dialogue, and food.
May 11th: All of PGDC – Intro
May 18th: Patricia “Patty” Huerta
May 25th: Alfonso Cervera
June 1st: Rosa Rodriguez-Frazier
June 8th: Patricia “Patty” Huerta
June 15th: Irvin Manuel Gonzalez
June 22nd: Alfonso Cervera
June 27th: En Fiesta with Primera Generación Dance (630pm PST)
All levels class. Feel free to jump in whenever you can.
Primera Generación Dance Collective is a collaborative group based in Riverside, California and formed by Alfonso Cervera, Rosa Rodriguez-Frazier, Irvin Manuel Gonzalez and Patricia “Patty” Huerta that focuses on the visibilization of Mexican American corporeality through movement-based exploration, process and performance. The collective finds its roots in experimental choreography and research that focuses on Mexican American identity and it’s many marginalized connections.