REPERTORY: SEASON 5

APPROPIRATE?

 

LV Dance Collectiveʼs 5th Home Season 

 

Premiered in August, 2019 

Dance Mission Theater

Cultural Appropriation is nothing new in the fashion world and media. However, in LV Dance Collective’s 5th Home Season Production titled: Appropriate?, we will challenge that question: “Is it appropriate or not?”

 

“Appropriate?” is an examination of Cultural Appropriation, which is a phrase used when an established culture adopts elements from another culture, usually a minority culture. Asking the questions: “Why is it so offensive?”, “Who indeed profits from it?”, “Can there be a proper occasion to appropriate?”, and “What are some imprecations that can emerge, specifically for the minority societies?”. LVDC will explore this controversial matter, by utilizing modern dance vocabulary and indigenous rooted movement. LVDC’s Artistic Directors, Kao Vey Sebastian Saephanh, an Asian man born in Thailand whose ethnicity is Mien (an indigenous tribe from China), and Martha L. Z. Pamintuan, who is half Salvadorian and half Nicaraguan, will pilot the audience with sensitivity and compassion of misappropriation through the lens of minorities. 

ENOUGH 

World Premiered in 2019

Choreography by Martha L. Z. Pamintuan and Kao Vey Sebastian Saephanh

Guest Artist for David Herrera Performance Company's 10th Home Season Show at Z Space

QUEST FOR TRUTH

2018-Selected for Boston Contemporary Dance Festival (Restaged as a trio)

Choreography by Kao Vey Sebastian Saephanh and Martha L. Z. Pamintuan

2019- Invitation to performance at Grace Cathedral, Part of SFMAF

Excerpt:Boston Contemporary Dance Festival 

APPROPRIATE?: ACT I & II

Choreography by

Kao Vey Sebastian Saephanh

Image of Appropriate?: Act I

By Linda Saephan

Image of Appropriate?: Act II

By Linda Saephan

APPROPRIATE?: ACT III & IV

Choreography by Martha L. Z. Pamintuan

Image of Appropriate?: Act III

By Linda Saephan

Image of Appropriate?: Act IV

By Linda Saephan

Image of Appropriate?: Act V

By Linda Saephan

Image of Appropriate?: Act VI

By Linda Saephan

APPROPRIATE?: ACT V

Choreography by Martha L. Z. Pamintuan

APPROPRIATE?: ACT VI

Choreography by

Kao Vey Sebastian Saephanh

APPROPRIATE?: ACT VII

“A choreographic dive into a powerful narrative..." - Heather Desaulniers, SF/Arts Curator

Choreography by Martha L. Z. Pamintuan

Image of Appropriate?: Act VII

By Linda Saephan

MONTAGE VIDEO OF APPROPIRATE?

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