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Teatro Dallas 15th International Festival and Theater Workshop

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Dallas South News Wire (Teatro Dallas)

Teatro Dallas, celebrating 27 years 1985-2012, announces its 15th International Festival and Workshop. Shows run February 10th through February 212, 2012 with performances on Friday and Saturday 10 & 11 at 8:15 p.m. and Sunday 12 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets $15- $20 for opening night with a reception and $15 the rest of the run.  Tickets can be purchased at www.teatrodallas.org or call 214-689-6492.

Costa RicaFriday 10th “First Woman on the Moon”

Elia Arce and her work “First Woman on the Moon” leads us through a series of places both physical and emotional, from the dark, lush jungles of her Costa Rican roots to the barren, lunar landscape of her adopted desert home. ”First Woman on the Moon explores identity and feminism. Audiences: Adolescents and adults.

Colombia and JapanSaturday 11th, “Trace of Purple Sadness”

Ximena Garnica and Seige Moriya will present “Purple Sadness,” a bicultural collaboration; from Colombian and Japan. The artists have created a multilayered sensorial experiences designed to sharpen the senses both for the artists who have and continue to engage in this creative process, and for the audience who’ll experience butoh dance a unique and seldom seen style of work. The transformation of a given space becomes a key element for this piece; the body-at times dancer, actor or object-and the space -at times body, environment or object are the base of “Purple Sadness”. The artists approach to movement is rooted in Butoh dance.

TexasSunday 12th, “La Angry Xicana?!”

Adelina Anthony, an artist from San Antonio, TX living in California, hers piece “La Angry Xicana?!” will address with biting and Tex-Mex humor, the absurdities and prejudices gay people encounter in their every day life.  Adult audiences.

In addition, a workshop for local artists is available free of charge thanks to the auspices of the National Performance Network.

Ms Elia Arce will conduct:

Photo-Video Performance and the Redefining of the Self

A one- week intensive workshop where Ms Arce and the participants will look at the work created during the workshop, and discuss some of the contemporary artists that have used autobiographical and cultural identification, as their basis for creating their own piece, addressing social experiences that will them redefine themselves. We will meet for 2 hours each day from Monday January 30th to Friday the 3rd of February. Students will create their own photo or video performance and screen their final works on Friday February 3rd.

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