THIS WEEKEND ONLY! We are so excited about opening night! It's going to be a spectacular night of dance, music, lights and more! #gentedelmaiz #aztec #nahuatl #tlaoli #mexico #maiz #berkeley #sanfrancisco #eastbay #oakland ...
Tlaoli: People of the Corn
June 24, 2016, 8:00pm - June 26, 2016, 10:00am
ONE WEEKEND ONLY! JUNE 24, 25 & 26 at 8:00pm
Tickets on Sale Now! $15 Advance, $20 Door
"The internationally renowned dance troupe DANCE MONKS will be transforming La Peña into a mythical world of "tlaoli" (Nahuatl for corn). The audience will be immersed by all five senses. Do not miss it!" - La Peña Cultural Center
TLAOLI: People of the Corn is an interdisciplinary look at corn as essential to Mexican cultural identity; the mythic relationship between people and plants, traditional sacred farming, foods and agricultural rituals. The artists ask essential questions regarding cultural displacement and amnesia while looking at the potential of the arts and seeds to restore soul memory. During times of forced or voluntary migration what happens to the ancient stories and traditions that bind the people with the land? How can we as artists and cultural centers create temporary refuge or fertile ground for this wisdom to continue to grow for future generations?
Installation and Choreography by: Rodrigo Esteva and Mirah Kellc Esteva
Lighting Design by: Wolfgang Wachalovsky
Traditional music from Oaxaca and live music by renowned Laura Inserra
DANCE MONKS will also curate a series of free, open-to-the-public, community gatherings in the form of Open House Markets at La Peña. Markets are traditionally the heart of daily living culture, a place to come together in a vital space for conversation and celebration. Join us for delicious authentic Mexican food, street performances, art, traditional crafts and free workshops by La Peña artists and guests.
OPEN HOUSE MARKETS:
November 1 Day of the Dead Altar
More information: www.dancemonks.com/#!blank/i1sm6
DANCE MONKS artist residency at La Peña Cultural Center is made possible by a Building Demand for the Arts Implementation grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and Zellerbach Family Foundation.
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