Virtual Premiere On Demand Viewing
May 20th – June 5th
ON DEMAND VIEWING – You can watch from your home, couch, bed, with a sweetie, with your family, with your favorite snacks, at any time during the date range.
TICKETS ON SALE : May 10th – June 5th
VIEWING DATES : May 20th – June 5th
Guidance on choosing your ticket rate: This project included over 20 artists, majority queer, non-binary, trans and BIPOC. When choosing your ticket price we invite you to consider wealth; from a place of generational wealth inequities, your personal position to income, savings, and access. Stretch where able, access where needed. We value this work being accessible to more viewers and hope that the art we offer the world will receive a monetary value that helps us create more art for many years to come!
*If you plan to invite friends to view this film with you we hope you each will purchase a ticket or that you’ll choose a higher rate to value the multiple viewers, thank you.
LINEAS de SANGRE is the third chapter in a trio of works that instigate from archetypal and ancestral work. This series began with Bruja // Fugitive Majesty, a solo by choreographer Taja Will, presented by the Right Here Showcase (2017), followed by Blood Language, a work interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic and released as a digital archive (2020). LINEAS pulls at threads of content and imagery and 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. Thank you Dana, Christy, Kat, Susan, Paloma, and Katie. Thank you to the support friends Shura and Leslie, gratitude Sharon for sharing Lupa Studio with us. Gratitude to many more on the full journey of this trio of works, and more to be named.
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 &
Film Residency Project Manager: Genevieve Draškocí
Second Camera Assistants: Gisell Caldrón and Makayla Gayle
Drone 1 Operator: Jöhn Mbanda
Installations: Suspended Ice & Dried Rose Arch by Kat Purcell
Souvenirs for everyone on a decolonial journey, for anyone reclaiming queer ceremony and ancestral bloodlines.
T-shirts are available for presale with local pick up at the film screenings and in Powderhorn with arrangement. A limited amount of shirts will be available at the screening without presale. Far away community, shipping is available!
Shirts, sliding scale:
$17.50 – $25
Printed by Eagle Screen Printing with a design by local artist Ray Andrzejewski these shirts come in two colors, a rich red and golden yellow. Sizing XS – 4X and the possibility to source larger sizes as well.
Available for purchase at the screenings or with a tshirt purchase for shipping.
Cupped hands with abuelita rose designed by Ale Headley (ig @tropicchomba)
Lineas y Ancestors designs compiled/styled by Taja Will
Income from merch sales support direct lines to the Taja Will Ensemble for completing the financial obligations to this work and potentially to accrue wealth for future works. Fund artists, fund new art, fund artistic research!