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ONLINE UPDATE

A celebration of cultural diversity, is how the Latina Dance Project is often described. Challenging stereotypes and exploring diverse perspectives will be a part of the celebration they bring to St. Ambrose University, Galvin Fine Arts Center on Friday, February 1, at 7:30 p.m.

 

Coyolxauhqui (coil-sh-owe-key) ReMembers is a full evening piece that blends dance (contemporary, Aztec, Samba and aerial), original music and text to re-interpret the Aztec myth of the Moon Goddess Coyolxauhqui, drawing parallels between her story and stories that serve as an awakening to the condition of contemporary women. 

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Created and performed by the Latina Dance Project members: Licia Perea, Eluza Santos, Juanita Suárez, and Eva Tessler.

 

The Latina Dance Project recast the myth of the Moon Goddess and her brother, the War God, from a feminist perspective through four stories: Coyolxauhqui as a young woman whose dreams haunt her; a Brazilian professional woman who battles the voice of self-empowerment; an immigrant who re-assembles herself through plastic surgery and fashion; and a young Mexican maquilladora (factory) worker who meets her fate in Juárez, where more than 300 women have been murdered over the last ten years.

 

Directed by José Garcia Davis. Original Music by William Campbell. Texts by LDP and Victor Hugo Rascón Banda.

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Steve Banks will begin the evening with a gallery opening of Funky Aftertaste  in the Morrissey Gallery at 5:30 p.m. The opening reception is free and open to the public. Tickets for Coyolxauhqui ReMembers are $10 adults, $9 faculty/staff/alumni/senior citizens, $8 students, $7 groups and SAU students with current valid student ID’s are free. For more information or reservations visit www.sau.edu/galvin or call 333-6251.

 

For additional information visit: http://latinadanceproject.com/index.html

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