New Events and Workshops at Panamerican Routes



Aluna Theatre and TheatreBooks come together!


Join the Director of Parting Memories and co-editor of Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict, Roberto Gutiérrez Varela, for a candid conversation. 


May 16th at 4pm at TheatreBooks   (11 St. Thomas Street, Toronto, 416 .922.7175)


Roberto Gutiérrez Varea began his career in theatre in his native Argentina. His research and creative work focuses on live performance as means of resistance and peacebuilding, in the context of social conflict and state violence. Varea’s stage work in the United States has focused on Latino/Chicano theatre, and directing world or west-coast premieres of works by Migdalia Cruz, Ariel Dorfman, Cherrie Moraga, and Jose Rivera (among others). He is the founding artistic director of community-based performance groups Soapstone Theatre Company and El Teatro Jornalero!, and co-founder of the San Francisco-based collective Secos & Mojados. He is an associate editor of Peace Review (Routledge) and guest-listed the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics’ e-misferica. Varea is a founding faculty of the Performing Arts and Social Justice Program, and director of the Center for Latino Studies in the Americas (CELASA), at the University of San Francisco.


   SEE Roberto’s Directorial work at the 



                           PARTING MEMORIES

                by Performance Artist Violeta Luna                 

                 May 17-19 @ 9pm;  May 20 @ 4pm

                 at Theatre Passe Muraille

                              (Duration:  50 minutes)                  PAN-LINGUAL














Last chance to register for Federico Restrepo’s workshop on Dance/Theatre/Puppetry


Only a few spots left for this magical workshop Monday to Friday, May 4-11 (10am-2pm).  You begin the day with an intensive one-hour series of physical exercises designed to train the dancer/performer to isolate different parts of the body.  Many of these exercises are derived from Pantomime.  Next, the group gets divided into smaller groups and begins to work on improvisations without text with different puppets ranging from doll sizes to 15 feet tall.  By the third day you will be adding text to the improvisations and will also commence to build your own puppet/character!


This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from an experienced artist who brings many disciplines together into a seamless performance style. 


To register Call 647-772-3724 or email:


SEE Federico’s work at the 


             URBAN ODYSSEY

             by Dance Puppet Theatre Company Loco7                                                          

  MAY 15 @ 8pm, MAY 16-18 @ 7pm; MAY 20 @ 2pm

                         at Theatre Passe Muraille

                 (Duration:  80 minutes)      IN ENGLISH


To see the Urban Odyssey video click here


can’t wait for the Festival?  this week  ALUNA RECOMMENDS:


Compagnie Käfig’s Agwa/Correria is a progressive fusion of cultures and genres, featuring French choreographer Mourad Merzouki and 11 Brazilian dancers in a staggering line-up of hip hop, samba, capoeira and bossa nova dance.

Merzouki’s style has been described as athletic, acrobatic and explosive, yet intimate and graceful, and has left audiences “shaking from the experience.” (Les Échos, Lyon)

An off-the-wall feat of human kinetics.

4 shows only!
May 2-5, 8pm, $45
Opening night reception follows May 2 performance.
Company talkshow follows May 3 performance.
Fleck Dance Theatre

Arts professionals save 20%.
Student? Get a ticket for $15.

TICKETS:  416-973-4000


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