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Wed , Oct 23 , 2019 01:53 AM
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Event Name DC: GALA Theatre
Tagline Performances
Host National Center for Latino Performing Arts
Event Type Theatre
Description

LA VIDA ES SUEÑO – Life is a Dream (Spain)

By Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Adapted by Nando López

Directed by Hugo Medrano

September 12 - October 13, 2019

In Spanish with English surtitles

One of the essential works of Spanish Golden Age theater, this timeless play explores free will, fate, and tyranny. Do we choose who we are going to be, or are we simply marionettes in the hands of a greater power? Is what we see real? These universal questions are highlighted in Lopez’s tight new adaptation.

This production is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C., and SPAIN arts & culture.

FUEGO FLAMENCO XV

15th Annual Flamenco Festival

Honorary Producers Joseph and Lynne Horning

November 8 – 17, 2019

FLAMENCO APARICIO DANCE COMPANY

Entresueño

November 8 – 10, 2019  

Edwin Aparicio and Aleksey Kulikov reimagine Aparicio's acclaimed Entresueño, a work that premiered at GALA in 2006. Entresueño explores the frontier of consciousness where memories blur and mix with imagination, and where reality gives way to dreams – the period when imagery is exceedingly vivid and the boundaries of time and space disappear.  Musical direction by Grammy nominated composer and arranger Gonzalo Grau.

RAFAEL PERAL AND MARÍA ADAME  

Raíz de 4

In collaboration with Fundación Conservatorio Flamenco Casa Patas (Madrid)

November 14 – 17, 2019

Raíz de 4 delves into Flamenco’s most primitive roots, those very origins that evoke the convergence of cultures and the folklore of Spain. Some of the purest styles of flamenco--- romances (ballads), martinete, fandangos and soleares---are brought to the forefront in an electrifying performance by two of Spain’s most distinguished artists.

With support from the Embassy of Spain in Washington, DC, SPAIN arts & culture, and Fundación Conservatorio Flamenco Casa Patas.

EXQUISTA AGONÍA - Exquisite Agony

Written and directed by Nilo Cruz (Cuba/USA)

February 6 – March 1, 2019

In Spanish with English surtitles

This intimate story explores a middle-aged woman's obsessive quest to find love with a young man who receives the gift of her late husband’s heart.  DC audiences will have the “exquisite” opportunity to see Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz direct his own work.

…a magical realism that is not cloying but instead true to his characters.” – The New Yorker

TÍA JULIA Y EL ESCRIBIDOR - Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

By Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru)

Adapted by Caridad Svich

Directed by José Zayas

April 23 – May 17, 2020

In Spanish with English surtitles

Set in Peru during the 1950s, this funny and tender story of an 18-year-old student who falls for a 32-year-old divorcee is based on the real life experience of Nobel Prize-winner Vargas Llosa. Love is lost, but a new passion is found.

 ELLA ES TANGO

In collaboration with the Pan American Symphony Orchestra

June 11 – 28, 2020 

Women take the lead in this musical revue celebrating the role of women in tango. The revered Libertad Lamarque and Tita Merello paved the way for contemporary female voices such as Susana Rinaldi and composer Eladia Blazquez.

 

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