Taja Will Artist

LINEAS DE SANGRE

A dance film by Choreographer Taja Will & Filmmaker Sequoia Hauck

December 2nd & 9th 7pm show (doors @ 6:30)

December 4th 5pm (doors @ 4:30)

Run time 60 minutes

At The Trylon Cinema

2820 East 33rd Street, Minneapolis

Come early to peruse merch and view a pre-show video compilation featuring community members.

Tickets:

20 pre-sale ticket per screening at $20 a ticket via the Trylon website 

Sliding Scale tickets at the door $5-50 (venmo/paypal preferred, cash also accepted)

Covid Practice: Mask Required, 70% seat capacity, 65 seats available per screening.

Accessibility – This screening is open captioned.

 

This film is…

Queer ceremony. Tierra. Fuego, Agua, Viento. Reclaiming connection to 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, Chilean. 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. 

 

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.

Artistic Team

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

 

Additional Crew

Film Residency Project Manager: Genevieve Johnson

Second Camera Assistants: Gisell Caldrón and Makayla Gayle

Drone 1 Operator: Jöhn Mbanda

Installations: Suspended Ice & Dried Rose Arch by Kat Purcell

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Closing Night Reception:

Come celebrate with the artists!

December 9th, after the screening around 8:30 until 10:30 down the street at Arbeiter Brewing. 

(3038 Minnehaha Ave)

Arbeiter will be serving up their selection of local crafted beers, hard seltzer and some yummy NA options. Join us for a drink, a snack and a moment to connect with the artists and support folks involved in making this film dream a reality. 

LINEAS de SANGRE Merch:

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. 

Stickers:

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!

Stay Tuned for Future Screenings

Western Massachusetts Screening

February 2022

Virtual Screenings

Winter 2022