Arte y Pasion presents MANTAS DE LUZ: El Diario de Ana Franco
Arte y Pasión is proud to present A DreamWeek 2021 Streaming Project, MANTAS DE LUZ: El Diario de Ana Franco, or BLANKETS OF LIGHT: The Diary of Anne Frank.
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.
The project is performed livestream via Zoom on Arte y Pasión's newly constructed outdoor stage, in response to the pandemic.
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.
Admission to the stream is $7.. 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
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:
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