MANTAS DE LUZ: El Diario de Ana Franco, or BLANKETS OF LIGHT: The Diary of Anne Frank
Arte y Pasión is proud to present MANTAS DE LUZ: El Diario de Ana Franco, or BLANKETS OF LIGHT: The Diary of Anne Frank on Saturday Oct 10 at Arte y Pasións newly constructed outdoor stage and will be showing via Zoom.
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We tell the story about a young girl named Ana Franco, whose diary is found at the border. She lives in an unnamed detention camp at our border. Her journey to the north began when she was 12 when her family knew they needed to flee their own country, and they knew they could follow their dreams in North America. The story is a series of vignettes that narrate her dream sequences and the stories that Ana writes in her diary, and her views of the world around her. While we do not know if she is still in the detention center, her writings are marked with hope in humanity, and hopes for her own dreams and future.
Arte y Pasións MANTAS DE LUZ is a project that started in 2019, dedicated to those who have to endure life in our detention camps at the border. The project refers symbolically to the silver aluminum foil blankets: what purports as a symbol of protection becomes instead a symbol of exposure. Now, Blankets of Light can also refer to the invisible blanket of surveillance that covers our population by foreign or domestic interference; or, the unstoppable news that covers us, seeping into our pores and our lungs, or the once in a century pandemic we are now experiencing.
El Diario incorporates performance and poetry with flamenco forms with dancer Tamara Adira, cantaora Chayito Champion, guitarist Randy Cordero, with San Antonios Poet Laureate Andrea Vocab Sanderson.
Flamenco is the national treasure of Spain and has become a cherished expression here in the American Southwest. While it is difficult to trace the roots of flamenco past 300 years, inscribed only recently by UNESCO on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the origins of flamenco are said to have started at the time of the reconquest of Spain, after seven centuries of peace between Christians, Jews, and Moors, when the Gypsies migrated through Spain. At the time of the Inquisition, the Gypsies, Moors and Jews found themselves in a place of deadly persecution. Those who weren't killed fled to the hills of Andalucia where they could not be found. It was in these caves that the first strains of flamenco could be heard. They would sing of their joys, pain, sorrows and hope. Flamencologists trace the word flamenco back to the colloquial Arabic felag mangu, meaning fugitive peasant and derived from a root meaning to flee. The art of flamenco has found its way to the American Southwest over the past century.
Arte y Pasión, led by dancer and artistic director, Tamara Adira, is a company known for pushing the boundaries of flamenco and Spanish dance. Each performance is a visually stunning theatrical event comprised of independent artists, each highly accomplished, who come together to form one of the most contemporary Spanish dance companies in the country.
MANTAS DE LUZ: El Diario de Ana Franco will take place Saturday Oct 10 at Arte y Pasións newly constructed outdoor stage and will be showing via Zoom. 8 p.m. Social Hour, 8:30 p.m. Curtain. There is space for a very limited number of audience members in person; for this, please inquire directly for space availability and location.
Suggested donation for Zoom Room is $10; for in-person attendance is $20. There are sponsorship levels available and a silent auction. For more information contact Arte y Pasión at 210.241.2771 or www.arte-y-pasion.com, Facebook: arteypasionsa.
Poet Laureate Andrea "VOCAB" Sanderson
Time for these events is TEXAS LOCAL TIME.
8-8:30 Social Hour
In Person: $20
In person suggested donation (very, very limited seating) $20/ pp
Shakespeare in the Park meets Flamenco. Includes social hour 8pm, direct interaction with company, your own special space to set up your lawn chairs, blanket and picnic, and access to Sangria and some refreshments to supplement your picnic. For health and crowd reasons, this seating needs to be reserved in advance, as the seating is *extremely limited.* Please inquire by DM if this is available before purchasing.
COVID Rules: Touch-free temperature checks at the door, hand sanitizer at check points, mask wear everywhere that is not your seat. When youre sitting down with your family, mask use is up to you. All seating will be assigned and distanced.
Zoom suggested donation: $10/ pp
Includes social hour 8pm and direct interaction with the company, direct from the comfort of your home. Upon payment, you will receive your link to the Zoom Room.
Above and beyond your donation for entry, we have sponsorship levels for those who wish to put your firepower behind the production. Your support will go directly towards the artists of Arte y Pasión. We will thank you dearly and with your permission, you will be recognized on our event page and in our program! Sponsorship levels are:
Do we miss shopping or what? We tried it before and it was a lot of fun. We are going to do it again. Facebook has changed the format to events so well see how effective it is. But we are going to give it a try. There will also be items sold directly that are outside of the auction. If you would like to donate to the auction, let us know! We will recognize you in the program!!
IN CASE OF RAIN: The event will be rescheduled. Patrons will be given the opportunity for refund or reschedule.
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San Antonio, TX 78249
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|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|