EL SUEÑO Film Premiere [In-Person Only]
$25 General Admission
Pay-it-forward ticketing supplements needs-based ticketing, and helps us pay all the contributing artists.
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NWFF patrons will be required to double-mask while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. To be admitted, patrons ages 5+ will also be required to present EITHER proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative result from a COVID-19 test administered within the last 48 hours by an official testing facility. Boosters are strongly recommended, though not required for entry.
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A contemporary dance film and multimedia engagement created in collaboration by two Mexican-American dance artists. Director/Choreographer Alicia Mullikin and Filmmaker/Dancer Devin Muñoz explore what it means to be powerful brown women and the narrators and illustrators of their own stories.
The work offers a glimpse of the woven landscapes of pain and joy echoed in both ancient and contemporary experience that are central to the film and the dancers who are part of it. The film seeks to honor the many brown women who have risked it all for the next generation of dreamers.
The evening begins at Northwest Film Forum with a screening of the film. The audience will then head over to NOD Theater just one block away, for a celebration of Latiné culture, an open discussion with artists, live music, and a margarita bar! Audiences will also see behind-the-scenes footage and other items included in the film. Attendance for the NOD Theater celebration is included in the ticket price.
About EL SUEÑO:
A dance company founded and directed by dance artist and educator Alicia Mullikin. The company uses dance as a platform for community engagement, healing, and empowerment of marginalized communities. EL SUEÑO actively weaponizes dance against cultural erasure and systematically deconstructs harmful narratives about brown bodies in hopes of providing representation, cultural restoration, and nurturing environments for the next generation of dance artists.
“First generation Americans are the flowers that bloom after generations of harvest”
– Alicia Mullikin (EL SUEÑO Founder/Director)
About Velocity Dance Center:
Velocity is Seattle’s center dedicated to contemporary dance, and an essential incubator for new dance in our region. With artist-driven, community-responsive programming, Velocity provides vital resources and advocacy for one of the most active dance communities in the nation. Velocity’s programming includes classes, workshops, residencies, performances, discussions, and two annual international festivals.
About eXit SPACE:
eXit SPACE was created to be a safe and supportive environment where students can discover or re-discover dance as a positive force. Our school will always encourage students to free themselves of inhibition, learn about themselves and others, and fully experience the art of dance.