WEEK 1- May 15-20
From New York / Bogotá – Loco7 URBAN ODYSSEY
MAY 15 @ 8:00pm MAY 16- 18 @ 7:00pm MAY 20 @ 2pm
(Duration: 80 minutes)
A message from the Artistic Director:
Loco7 opens the festival with a show that combines dance, theatre and puppetry in a one-of-a kind visual experience. I’ve known Federico since we were kids in Colombia dreaming of becoming artists. In 1986 he presented his work Locombia at La MAMA in New York. After that performance the great Ellen Stewart approached him and said: “From today on you will be one of my children”.
From that day on Federico would create, choreograph, and direct at La MaMa where Loco7 has been a resident company for the last 26 years.
I asked Federico what Ellen meant to him.
FEDE: Ellen was my mentor. She gave me the possibility of working and taught me never to give up. She also told me that one should never fear anything.
BEA: Federico, you usually refer to your puppets in Spanish as muñecos (dolls). What do these mean to you?
FEDE: They are like an extension of my dreams. Other characters that have a life of their own. I call them muñecos because I don’t work with one form of puppetry. I use many different techniques, specifically techniques that work for the dancer. I also work with many sizes: body puppets, which were the trademark of our early work, marionettes, and puppets as tall as 15 feet.
We are looking forward to finally bringing this great artist and company to Toronto and we hope you share this wonderful experience with us.
Stay tuned for our weekly news and learn more about the artists that will share their work with our city:
From San Francisco / Mexico – Violeta Luna PARTING MEMORIES
May 17-19 @ 9pm (Duration: 50 minutes) May 20 @ 4pm
SPECIAL SHOWCASE PRESENTATIONS
From Toronto / Mexico – Mayahuel Tecozautla IXOK’
Only three performances: May 18-19 @ 10:30 pm, May 20 @ 6pm
(Duration 45 minutes) *Sponsored by Carranza LLP
Click here to check out the blog on IXOK’ from the Latin American Researchers of Ontario
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ONE NIGHT ONLY!
PROPUESTAS| PERFORMANCE PROPOSALS
Wednesday MAY 16 @ 9pm (PWYC|Por donación)
In the spirit of theatre as laboratory, Aluna presents an evening of works in their very beginnings by Latin Canadian interdisciplinary artists. It promises to be a night of great fun and wonderful artistic discoveries shared with you, our audience. Artists include: Carlos González-Vio and Heather Braaten, Liliana Súarez Henao, Alejandro Valbuena, New Teatro, Sebastian Marziali, and Brunette Collective (Alvaro Girón).
WEEK 2 (May 22-27)
From Toronto/Colombia – ALUNA THEATRE NOHAYQUIENSEPA (No one knows)
May 22 – 26 @ 7pm (Duration: 60 minutes) May 27 @ 2pm
From Vancouver / Chile – nightswimming and Neworld Theatre
CARMEN AGUIRRE’S BLUE BOX
May 22 – 26 @ 8:30pm (Duration: 80 minutes) May 27 @ 4pm
From Toronto / Chile – Theatre Crisis and Aluna MARINE LIFE (Reading)
May 27 @ 6pm (PWYC)
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR SHOWS CLICK HERE