Performance Ensemble

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Under the Direction of Vanessa Sanchez & Pedro Gomez, Loco Bloco’s Performance Ensemble is an intermediate-to-advanced performance program for high-school & transitional aged youth. The Performance Ensemble creates, rehearses and presents Afro-Latino music & dance as a tool to promote youth voice and community-building. Loco Bloco’s Performance Ensemble is invited to perform at festivals and community events throughout the Bay Area.

INTRODUCING LOCO BLOCO’S FALL 2018 PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE:
Cy T.

My name is Cy. I am currently a senior at Lick-Wilmerding High School, and I have been drumming with Loco Bloco since freshman year. I participated in the last three Carnavals, and have drummed in numerous other performances with LB, including playing drum kit in our production of On the Hill: I am Alex Nieto. Outside of Loco Bloco I play drum kit for the Jazz Combo at my school, and am in the mentorship program for the SFJazz High School All Stars. I also play baseball at my school.
Assata C.

Hi my name is Assata, I currently go to Ruth Asawa School Of The Arts for Theater Tech and Costume Design. I really enjoy dance, it is a way for me to express myself and have fun with people I enjoy. I also like learning how to become a better drummer day by day.
Antonio A.

Antonio is a Freshman at Summit Shasta High School. He enjoys playing basketball, running for cross country, and making music. He has been drumming since he joined Loco Bloco for a year in 2014. Antonio also participated in his school drumline for two years in middle school. He also produces beats in his free time, and he wants to become a professional music producer someday.
Jeanine “Nini”

My name is Jeanine but y’all can call me Nini. I go to Mission High School, I’m in the 10th grade. In Ensemble I dance and drum. I’m in Loco Bloco because it’s a fun way to express the artistic side of myself and I like showing everyone around me that I’m proud of my roots and that I have love for my community.
Daniela O.

Daniela is currently a 9th grader at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts. She is part of the World Dance program. Daniela is a part of the Loco Bloco Ensemble as a dancer. She enjoys the community and everything Loco Bloco stands for.
photo coming soonBeet G.

My name is Beet and I go to SOTA for World Dance. I’ve been stilting and dancing with Loco Bloco for 5 years and I’ve been in ensemble for 2 years. I’m in ensemble to perform, improve and also because over the years we have become a family.
photo coming soonMireya

Mireya, A.K.A. ‘Deya is a 15-year old singer, rapper, and songwriter, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She uses her music as a way to express the experiences in her life and spread messages of hope and inspiration. In 2017, ‘Deya featured on the song and music video “Generations” with singer/ artivist Calina Lawrence. ‘Deya has been a featured performer for several community-based events such as the Xicana Moratorium, Courage Awards 5-Year Gala, Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo, the California Alliance for Youth and Community Justice Convening, Galería de la Raza- Lunada, and more. She thrives to help build a better community around her, and for future generations
Jermaine W.bio coming soon
Simone J.bio coming soon
Chevy K.bio coming soon
Octavio G-F.bio coming soon
Camila R.bio coming soon
Laith C.bio coming soon
Leiyah T-R.bio coming soon
Daniela G.bio coming soon
Ariel M-O.bio coming soon

Want To Join Loco Bloco’s Performance Ensemble?

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Spring Open Rehearsals: Monday January 7 & 14, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Brava Theater: 2781 24th Street
*Open To Ages High School-24*
Drummers – Dancers – Musicians
Join Loco Bloco’s Performance Ensemble! Perform At Community Events Throughout The Bay Area & Be Featured In Loco Bloco’s Self-Produced Shows. All Levels & Experience Welcome –
Come Ready To Dance, Drum & Shine
for more info contact: audrey@locobloco.org

Through this program, youth learn to:

  • Collaborate & develop creative visions into music and dance pieces.
  • Collaborate with their peers.
  • Set goals & achieve them through time management and commitment
  • Comfortably speak and perform in public.
  • Experience a strong support system and build positive relationships.
  • Build confidence and explore and express who they are.
  • Use art as a form of education and tool to address personal struggles and social injustices.
  • Break down and overcome stereotypes

Performance Ensemble Requirements

Pre-Requisite

1 year experience training & performing in your art form. Successful audition.

Rehearsals

  • Attend and arrive on time to all rehearsals.
  • Read and adhere to Participant Agreements at all times.
  • In case you cannot make rehearsal or class, please notify Pedro or the instructor within 24 hrs by phone call.
  • Absence Policy – do not miss more than 2  rehearsals/shows per semester. (unless pre-arranged with musical director)

Training

Participate in consistent, weekly training opportunities in your art form either through Loco Bloco’s Community Class or classes at school or other studios.

Shows

  • Be available as possible for every show.  Keep track of shows in your personal calendar.
  • Know your artistic responsibilities & practice outside of rehearsal time.
  • Read and adhere to Participant Agreements at all times (on your way to, during, and after shows)
  • Be punctual to call times and do not leave shows without signing out with a staff member.

Leadership

Each Ensemble performer will contribute to Loco Bloco artistically by creating & teaching a piece of music and/or choreography to be performed at an LB event (Dia de Los Muertos, Dec Showcase, Gala, On the Hill, Carnaval).

 please contact audrey@locobloco.org if you are interested in joining or for more info