Grant Recipient Details

Location
Oakland, CA
Project Title
FIELD
Fiscal Year Awarded
2022
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount
$56,500

Directed by Melecio Estrella, BANDALOOP’s FIELD is a large scale, outdoor, public, vertical dance-theater piece that deepens and challenges our perspective on the art, ancestry, and industry of textiles. FIELD brings together performing artists, climate scientists, regenerative textile artists, and creative riggers to turn an urban wall into a giant loom, interlacing ancestral weaving mythologies and traditional techniques of fabric creation with expressions of the ecological and social impacts of a globalized textile industry.

BANDALOOP is based on the land of the Chochenyo Ohlone People.

Estimated Artist Fee: $15,000/performance or $35,000/week long residency.

Presenter Partners

  • FLUX Projects (Atlanta, GA)
  • Subcircle Residency and the Engine (Biddeford, ME)

Tour Coordinator

Ichun Yeh
Vice President
Sozo Artists
Tel. (646) 462-9658
 

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Work Samples

 

Dangling along a wall with projected patterns over her, a woman dances sideways, on the wall.
BANDALOOP dancer Becca Dean | photo by Stephen Texiera