Susannah Mars from Adventures in Artslandia guest hosts for Dmae Roberts & welcomes:
Ruth Wikler-Luker, Curator & Producer of Boom Arts presenting CHIFLÓN: EL SILENCIO DEL CARBÓN
& Sarah Slipper, Artistic Director of NW Dance Project presenting a new production of CARMEN at the Newmark Theater
CHIFLÓN: EL SILENCIO DEL CARBÓN (The Silence of Coal)
March 7, 8 & 9
"An homage to coal miners...an incentive for the memory and history of our country... artistically and socially delicate and feelingful." Diario La Nación, Chile
Internationally acclaimed Chilean puppet theatre company Silencio Blanco performs their deeply moving, hauntingly gorgeous puppet play about a Chilean miner and his wife. For 60 spellbinding minutes, watch as Silencio Blanco’s perfectly crafted, faceless white papier mâché puppets wordlessly navigate their tiny, simply and beautifully rendered world. Chiflón, based on a novella and developed through the company’s residency in the Chilean mining village of Lota, is a modern tragedy: a fable about hope, loss, and love, set in a contemporary context of poverty, risk, and exploitation.
March 16 - 18
Resident Choreographer Ihsan Rustem is wowing audiences worldwide. It seemed fitting to commission the first full-length work from a choreographer who has a tremendous impact on both our artists and audiences. Be ready to be enthralled by a new production of Carmen complete with an elaborate original set and fantastic original costumes designed Project Runway winner Michelle Lesniak. This reimagined, updated Carmen is set to Bizet’s instrumental “Carmen Suite” and runs 40 minutes in length. French superstar, Patrick Delcroix, returns to unveil his latest new work filled with his signature virtuosic choreography.