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TLAKENTLI

Season 2019/2020

November 27, 2019 | PARCOURS DANSE – Maison de la culture Janine-Sutto (Montreal)

January 22 to 26, 2020 | The Grand in collaboration with Making Teatry 7 (Calgary)

January 28 to 30, 2020 | District Performing Arts Centre (Vernon)

Dance-Theatre

Length: 1 hour

Synopsis

In the heart of America, the language of the bodies follows a tortuous path. In a performance midway between dance and theatre, two Indigenous artists from Mexico, of Nahua and Mixteco descent, share with us their quest for identity by drawing on their cultures and the history of their ancestors. The duo present scenes of their metamorphoses through time, revealing the upheavals and constantly driven by the hope of finding themselves.

Languages and myths propel this inevitable voyage that redraws borders and casts off the hides adopted both freely and forcibly. Revealing that which unites us and that which tears us away from each other and ourselves, Tlakentli considers the issue of identity in relation to migrations and explores the myth of our original elegance.

Show presented in the three colonial languages: in French, English and Spanish, as well as in Nahuatl

 

Sinopsis (en español)

En el corazón de América, el lenguaje de los cuerpos se abre un camino abrupto. Entre danza y teatro, dos indígenas de México, de origen nahua y mixteca, comparten con nosotros su búsqueda identitaria, hurgando en su cultura y en la historia de sus ancestros. El dúo esboza los diversos planos de su metamorfosis a través de las épocas, revelando sus desgarros y a la vez, la esperanza de reencontrarse.

Lenguajes y mitos orientarán este inevitable viaje que reinventa las fronteras y hace caer las pieles revestidas voluntariamente o a la fuerza. Tlakentli cuestiona la identidad a lo largo de las migraciones, revelando lo que nos une, lo que arrebatamos al otro y a nosotros mismos y explora el mito de nuestra elegancia originaria.

Espectáculo presentado en tres idiomas coloniales: francés, inglés y español y también en idioma náhuatl.

Contact

Touring officer | Citlali Germé

mediation@ondinnok.org
514-593-1990

Team

Original idea | Leticia Vera
Choreographers and performers | Leticia Vera and Carlos Rivera
Playwright, director and choreographic mentor | Yves Sioui Durand
Compositor and musician | Hugo Monroy Najera
Lighting designer | Chantal Labonté
Costume designer | Lorena Trigos
Video designer | Yändata inc.
Video integration | Simon Beetschen
Scenography counselling | Xavier Mary
Assistant director and rehearsal director | Citlali Germé
Technical director | Christian J.Gagnon
Production manager | Amélie Girard
Communications coordinator  | Anaïs Gachet
Touring officer | Citlali Germé