LÍNEAS de SANGRE
Thursday, Dec-2, 7:00pm; Saturday, Dec-4, 5:00pm; Thursday, Dec-9, 7:00pm
A dance film by Choreographer Taja Will & Filmmaker Sequoia Hauck
Run time: 60 minutes
This screening is open captioned.
Come early to peruse merch and view a pre-show video featuring community members.
This film is …
Queer ceremony. Tierra. Fuego, Agua, Viento. We are reclaiming connections with our bloodlines through the guidance of plant and land ancestors on Dakota and Anishinaabe land, Mni Sota Makoce. We find ourselves right where we are, as we listen deeply to the plantita ancestors near us. This dance film is the biomythology of bodies in Latine diaspora, Boricua, Chicana, Chileana. We journey with the archetypes which support/guide/mask/empower us, we are LOVER, VIRGEN, SHADOW, SERVANT, SIREN and ALCHEMIST. We are here now, and ancient, elders in training and millennials, we are stress, and meditation, we are tired and we are growing.
LÍNEAS de SANGRE is the third chapter in a trio of works that instigate from archetypal and ancestral roots. This series began with Bruja // Fugitive Majesty, a solo by choreographer Taja Will, presented by the Right Here Showcase (2017). Chapter two was Blood Language, a live performance work interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic and released as a digital archive (2020). LÍNEAS pulls at threads of content and imagery, directly invites large and small echoes of Bruja and Blood Language through its final chapter. This chapter defines itself through a devotion to plant ancestors and land sovereignty, to indigenous solidarity and decolonization in artistic practice. Filmed at Belwin Conservancy, our process was held by ancestors of long, tall grasses, bison, raspberries, mullein, yarrow, burr oak, and red pine.
This work is created with support from the McKnight Foundation Fellowship for Choreographers, the National Center of Choreography Akron, Belwin Conservancy, and the Metropolitan Regional Art Council.
Choreographer, Director, Performer Taja Will
Director of Photography & Editing Sequoia Hauck
Collaborative Authors of Movement & Performers Marisol Herling & Margaret Ogas
Sound Design & Composition Brandon Anderson Musser
Dramaturg Lisa Marie Brimmer
With additional music/songs written by:
Carlisle Evan Peck, Laura Larson & Michael Wall
Covid Practice: Mask Required, 70% seat capacity, 65 seats available per screening.
Sliding scale $5-$50 (venmo/paypal/cash).
Tickets WILL be available at each show, starting 30 minutes before show time.