Latinx Hispanic Dancers United /
Latinx Hispanx Danza Unidos
Latinx Hispanic Dancers United (LHDU) is an intersectional culturally centered caucus, community, and network comprised of national working Latinx and Hispanic dance artists, educators, administrators, and teachers. Through LHDU, artists and administrators come together to form coalitions and build a national community through discussing and exploring topics affecting artists of color, in particular Latinx and Hispanic artists. LHDU provides a pipeline from which resources and ideas can be exchanged between members. Collaboration, resource exchange, political power, uplifting community, "paying it forward" and "sharing it sideways" is encouraged and espoused. Through this initiative Latinx and Hispanic dance artists claim a much needed collective cultural space and unify their voices to engage the national dance field.
LHDU current projects include creating the national register and directory of Latinx and Hispanic dance artists and presenting venues, developing touring opportunities (including a yearly conference and showcase tour), championing cross country collaborations between artists, and bringing visibility to local Latinx and Hispanic contributors in regional dance ecosystems.
LHDU began as an initiative of choreographer David Herrera and David Herrera Performance Company in San Francisco, CA. The LHDU/SF Chapter boasts 35 members, while national membership includes artists from across the country including in Los Angeles, Seattle, Arizona, Washington D.C. tri-state, Chicago, NYC, Florida, and Puerto Rico.
LHDU welcomes all self-identified Latinx and Hispanic dance artists and affiliates from across dance genres and from the greater United States. If you would like to get involved please send your inquiry to email@example.com.