La Gente Productionz would like to thank The de Young Museum, Jean Paul Gaultier and all the performers and artists who recently collaborated on our Global Village performance series.
The peformances and turnout was beyond our expectations and are looking forward to our next event at the de Young Museum. Stay tuned for more information.
Global Village was a multi-disciplinary music and dance performance series curated by musical director Rafael Sarria & La Gente Productionz. The performances took place August 3rd & 10th at The de Young Museum in conjunction with the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit. For over thirty five years Jean Paul Gaultier has created an artistic legacy that deconstructs our preconceptions of identity and culture as well as abrasively juxtaposing contradictory and complimentary visions of beauty and absurdity. In these performances we will attempt to reflect this vision using sound and motion. In the same way that Jean Paul Gaultier has fused aspects of older classic fashion sensibilities with modern, urban and street styles, we will utilize classic forms of music and dance and marry them to modern innovative genres. We focused on music and dance as poignant tools to highlight the cultural diversity of Gaultier's influences and contrasting cultural identities. We also featured Bay Area artistic movements that subvert traditional forms of dance and music in order to attack our narrow definitions of gender, constantly reinventing our masculine and feminine roles. This collaboration featurde members of La Gente, Dholrhythms Dance Company, Sascha Jacobsen & Trio Garufa, Raw-G, Nicole Klaymoon's The Embodiment Project, DJ Lady Ryan, and La Mixta Criolla. They will be performing everything from Regggae to Bhangra, to Tango to Hip-Hop, to modern dance, to soul and electronic compositions This event will be part of the Friday Nights at the de Young.
1. La Gente:
Led by Rafael Sarria this Bay Area based group has forged an original high energy musical style and performance fusing Colombina Cumbia, Hip-Hop, and Jamaican Reggae. The group has toured internationally and continues to spread a message of cultural unity.
2. Dholrhythms Dance Company:
Dholyhthms is an organization dedicated to promoting the artistic and cultural heritage of India through the beautiful Bhangra and Giddha folk dances of Punjab, India
3. Sascha Jacobsen & Trio Garufa:
Sascha Jacobson is a bassits and composer who with his group "Trio Garufa" has created a progressive and eclectic sound based of traditional Argentine Tango blended with electronic compositions.
4. Nicole Klaymoon's The Embodiment Project:
As part of a new generation of artists that work in urban dance forms, EP pays tribute to the forgotten struggles of pioneering street dancers as well as promotes a visionary perspective on traditional modern dance.
5. DJ Lady Ryan:
Dj Lady Ryan is a Dj and Jazz vocalist who draws from Soul, Jazz, House and Hip-Hop in every performance. She recently performed and promoted the SF Pride 2012 woman's stage.
Born and raised in Gaudalajara Mexico, Raw-G brings her own cross-cultural, multi-lingual politically charged Hip-Hop to the ensemble. Her passionate and aggressive performances challenge our musical and gender preconceptions of Hip-Hop culture.
7. La Mixta Criolla:
Led by Héctor Lugo, La Mixta is a music and dance ensemble inspired by the rich and diverse musical culture of Puerto Rico and the wider Caribbean. The band's repertoire of originals and funky renditions of classic pieces, features a variety of swinging Latin Caribbean grooves.
La Gente Productionz is pleased to announce next MAPP will be on:
Saturday December 7th.
(Mission Arts Performance Project)
Mapp will be infiltrating over 20 venues as well as public spaces, street corners, bart stations, cafes, bars, taquerias, homes all over La Mission. The event features taking common spaces and for one chaotic evening transforming them into whatever we want including free live music, Spoken word, Performance art, Film screenings, BBQ's, garage sales, unorthodox conversations and happenings. This event is 100% free and is the first Saturday every two months.
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La Gente Productionz Presents:
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