EMFUSA2020:ABQ Event Schedule (March 12-15)

**Note: Schedule activities, times/dates, and venues are subject to change due to the evolving Coronavirus situation.

SCHEDULE UPDATED AS OF: Thursday March 12 @ 2:00pm MT

Thursday March 12

7:00pm | Revolutions Festival - Performance - CANCELLED

Cancelled due to new restrictions on gatherings of over 100 people

Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts, 4121 Cutler Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Leonora & Alejandro: La Maga y el Maestro
DOUBLE EDGE THEATRE | USA-Massachusetts          

Inspired by the visual art, writings and life of British-born Mexican artist Leonora Carrington and her mentorship of filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky, this surreal performance is steeped in alchemy and reveals not only the melding between great seers but also their spiritual tug of war.

running time: 60 minutes

Double Edge Theatre — a NET ensemble member company — is an artist-run organization, and was founded in Boston in 1982 by Stacy Klein as a feminist ensemble and laboratory of actors’ creative process. In 1994, Double Edge moved from Boston to a 105-acre former dairy farm in rural Ashfield, MA, to create a sustainable artistic home. Today, the Farm is an International Center of Living Culture and Art Justice: a base for the Ensemble’s extensive international touring and community spectacles, with year-round theatre training, performance exchange, conversations and convenings, greening and sustainable farming initiatives. 

Friday March 13

7:00pm | Revolutions Festival - Performance - CANCELLED

Cancelled due to new restrictions on gatherings of over 100 people

National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

And Then…?
NDERE TROUPE | Uganda    
And Then…? looks at our endless quest for happiness. What makes us happy? At what point will humanity -- from the individual, the family, the community, the tribe, the nation, the continent, and indeed the whole world say, “We did it. We have exploited and gathered enough to make us really happy and relaxed?” When will that be? What will it take? And as we look back at what we have so far done for ourselves, what should we teach our children?

running time: 80 minutes

Led by the world-renowned founder and director Dr. Rwangyezi Stephen, Ndere Troupe is a cultural development organization that specializes in Ugandan traditional music, dance and drama. Ndere boasts of a repertoire of over 40 different dances, hundreds of songs, and a great variety of instruments. Master pieces like Ekitaguriro, Bwola, Embaga, Mwaga, Agwara, Bakisimba/Nankasa/Mowogola, Runyege/Ntogoro, Ding ding, Ekizino, Adungu or Gaze make Ndere Troupe a true specimen of Uganda and Africa. 

Saturday March 14

3:00-5:00pm | COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall; registration details coming soon!

7:00pm | Revolutions Festival - Performance
Elizabeth Waters Center for Dance, 301 Yale Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
moved to new venue:

AirDance ArtSpace, 3030 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105

BERTRAND LESCA & NASI VOUTSAS | United Kingdom, France

ONE is the third and final part of a trilogy of work exploring power dynamics and political themes on a micro, human level. It’s about polarisation, it’s about the left and the right. It’s also about two people who need to fix an awful, toxic relationship. ONE is a painful conversation, either late at night or the early morning, in which neither side can bring themselves to just leave the room. The piece plays out amid the ruins of unresolved conflict, as Bert and Nasi explore whether they can still come together on common ground, however unsteady.

running time: 70 minutes

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas are two performance makers; they are produced by Farnham Maltings and are Associate Artists with MAYK. Their work sits somewhere between live art and theatre, but if you held them against a wall they would probably say its theatre. It is stripped back to say the least: the shows shouldn’t be interesting, but the way they play with humour, brutality, and their ability to turn the mood of a room on a sixpence has resonated with audiences across the world.

Sunday March 15

6:00pm | Revolutions Festival - Performance
Tricklock Performance Laboratory, 110 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

The Dely Project

The Dely Project is a cross-continental collaboration connecting youth theatre artists from around the globe. It joins members of Tricklock’s summer internship The Manoa Project with theatre students from the University of New Mexico to forge relationships internationally with artistic peers from outside of the United States. In this inaugural year of the project, Tricklock’s partner cohort is a team of performers from the Ndere Cultural Center in Kampala, Uganda. Directed by Juli Hendren and Katy Houska (Juli in Uganda and Katy in Albuquerque) working alongside creative designers Dahveed Torres and Aaron Hendren, the process utilizes media such as WhatsApp, video, music, and long-distance writing while working remotely. The two teams then come together in Albuquerque for 16 hours to weave that work together in an original theatre piece about culture, kinship, and humanity.

running time: 45 minutes

Amplifying young voices from around the world to find what connects us, The Dely Project was created in 2019 in loving memory of Dr. Adélamar (Dely) Alcántara, a brilliant educator, community leader, and global citizen. She was also mother to Manoa Jojola (the namesake of Tricklock’s internship) and therefore, in a sense, mother to the company’s whole education program. The Dely Project ensemble strives to carry her legacy through international learning and creation.

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