Last April for the very first time, Jennifer Lopez performed in the Dominican Republic, in a full house concert which included amazing lighting design, outstanding sound and screens and of course, her envious dance moves and powerful vocals.
The "Ain't Your Mama" singer performed at the historic “Altos de Chavón” in Casa de Campo. The same stage where artists such as Marc Anthony, Carlos Vives, J Balvin, Ricky Martin, Zion & Lennox, Enrique Iglesias and Gente de Zona have put on shows before.
For her trip to Dominican Republic, the Bronx diva wanted to immortalize the moment, and according to the Dirección General de Cine (DR Film Commission), a government office in the Caribbean country that serves as a liaison between government agencies and production companies, the Bronx Diva spent $500 million Dominican pesos, a little over $10 million dollars, in a documentary based on her “Jennifer Lopez Live” concert.
"When Jennifer Lopez came to do the concert in Altos de Chavón, they applied to also shoot a documentary, to document their entire visit. They spent more than $500 million pesos on Dominican soil," said film commissioner Ivette Marichal to local magazine Mas VIP.
For the first time publicly, Jennifer's boyfriend, Dominican-American former professional baseball player Alex Rodríguez, supported her show, and went with his two children Natasha Alexander and Ella Alexander. JLo's twins, Maximilian David and Emme Maribel, plus other family members were also there, but it’s unknown if they will be featured in the film.
The film commissioner also said that although the amount for the documentary is a high number, due to the lack of time, the singer's work team didn’t want to apply for the tax incentive provided by the Dominican film law, since 2010. According to the DR Film Commission website, the incentive is a benefit for the film producers of a 25% tax credit and a tax exemption in all goods and services expenses directly related to the production. Marichal also informed that during JLo's five-day stay in Dominican Republic, they used their "equipment, crew, everything."
For “Jennifer Lopez Live” the singer brought to the scene collaborations with the reggaeton sensation Gente de Zona as well as her ex-husband Marc Anthony. Some of the songs performed during the night were "Love Don't Cost a Thing," "Ain't It Funny," "Al I Have," "Jenny from the block," "Booty," "Let's get loud," "Waiting For Tonight," "Dance Again," and "On the floor."