Come see the World Premiere of New Weird America at ASS220’s 95 Empire Street Theater!
Director Ari Rodriguez and the Folk Mantra Collective bring you New Weird America, a devised movement play centering around Chilean Folk Music by Violeta Parra and a Chilean folk dance form called the Cueca, a couples dance about flirtation. Explore the choreography of courtship as a type of speech, by enacting courtship through a borrowed traditional Chilean language, in an attempt to synthesize a distinctly American spirit of love and life, looking backwards and forwards, north and south. Get dropped right in the middle of a Chilean dance party!
Directed by Ari Rodriguez
Assistant. directed by Charlote Delpit
Stage managed by Jessie Medofer
Production managed by Cheno Pinter
February 22, 23, 24, 27, 28 and March 1, 2 at 8pm
February 24 and March 3 at 3pm
Folk Mantra Presents a new Dance-Theater Play centered around Pan-American courtship rituals and folk traditions.
with Music by Violeta Parra
and Original Music by Folk Mantra