WHAT: Loterialandia 2017
WHEN: July 13-16th, 2017; Thur.-Fri.-Sat. performances at 8pm; Sun. Matinee at 3pm
WHERE: Santa Cruz Theater, 1805 East Seventh Street, 78702
TICKETS: $16 Adult; $12 Std./Snr./Child, available at: www.aztlandance.com
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org or 512/762-7000
The AZTLAN Dance Company presents Loterialandia 2017, an original full-length dance performance that takes viewers into the mythic and magical space(s) of the centuries-old Mexican card game of La Loteria. The choreo-drama unfolds as a lonely traveler begins his treacherous journey of crossings between spaces known and unknown. Through the guidance of his shaman-seer, he questions what is real and fantasy as his fateful premonitions blur the lines between the material and imagined. From the Loteria characters of El Valiente to La Dama and from El Diablo to El Apache, all audience members witness a game of chance that contributes to our understandings of the world we live in. Its Loteria!
Notes AZTLAN director Roén Salinas, "We take for granted the symbols, images and icons that surround us in our everyday. In Loterialandia we purposely give life and dimension to the inert Loteria card images. The card images have resonated powerfully in our cultural imaginary for more than 100 years, we now honor them through our contemporary, embodied dance sensibilities." The origin of the Loteria card game pre-dates the meeting of the new and old worlds.
About AZTLAN Dance Company
The AZTLAN Dance Company was founded in 1974 to create a stable and conducive environment for the creation, preservation, and performance of Xicano/Latino dance in Austin, Texas. Celebrating 40+ years of cultural programming, the company presents innovative and thought provoking work that shares important cultural stories and community truths about the US Latino/Xicano experience.
Santa Cruz Theater (View)
1805 E 7th Street
Austin, TX 78702
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