Dallas — And here's the new season for one of North Texas' legacy performing arts organizations, Teatro Dallas. This will be the group's second full season in the Latino Cultural Center.
The season begins with the regional premiere of Chilean writer Guillermo Calderón's Villa, and closes with the world premiere of a commissioned work from Bernardo Mazón Daher called Cement City, based on interviews and historical footage with the people of West Dallas. in between is the 18th International Performance Festival, which will have visiting performances from artists based in Cologne, Germany; Boston; and Mexico City.
Here are the shows:
By Guillermo Calderón
Directed by Sorany Gutierrez
October 17- November 2, 2019
A regional premiere, this is the story about reclaiming your country. In this slyly surprising and gripping play, Guillermo Calderón puts us in the room with three women charged with deciding the future of the Villa Grimaldi, an infamous detention camp of Chile’s Pinochet government. Calderón is a leading playwright/director from Chile whose works have been performed in over 20 countries. His bracing plays lace playful humor, and flashes of startling insight.
18th INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
Belonging to No One
Saturday, January 25, 2020
A solo piece of physical theater and new circus created and performed by Roberto Diaz from Cologne, Germany. Inspired by the book of poems “Conversation in the Dark” written by the Colombian writer Horacio Benavides, this work explores the echo of what war leaves behind.
Saturday, February 1, 2020
A multi-disciplinary experience created by dancer and choreographers Jimena Bermejo and Michael Figueroa, in collaboration with musician Chris Brokaw, from Boston, MA. The work explores the cartography of the body and its relationship to paper, which is tied to the migration of information.
Xtabay (La Sombra)
Saturday, February 8, 2020
A vanguard, operatic, blend of Mayan-goth. A performance based on texts by Edgar Allen Poe and Charles Baudelaire and directed by Eduardo Ruiz Savinon, this original work is presented by Teatro Gotico from Mexico City. Xtabay explores the existence of our alternate, shadow-selves.
Written by Bernardo Mazón Daher
directed by Sorany Gutierrez
March 26 - April 11, 2020
A world premiere original commission, this is the untold story about the community that constructed Dallas. Based on interviews, research and drone footage, the West Dallas neighborhood once known as Cemento Grande, comes to life in an immersive experience that explores urban amnesia.
TLALI: WHEN WE WERE EARTH
Written Omar Padilla
Directed by Sorany Gutierrez
Saturday, June 20, 2020, 3 PM
Using puppetry, instruments and imaginative costumes made from recycled materials, join a young boy on an interactive journey into ancient roots that reveal how we can care for our greatest treasure, the earth. Bilingual, for all ages.
For more Information: www.teatrodallas.org or call 214-689-6492.