Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spotlight On: Luna Negra Dance Theater's Frida!







Saturday, March 27 at 8:00 pm
Harris Theater in Millennium Park
-205 East Randolph Drive, Chicago

Tickets $25-$55. Call 312-334-7777 or visit
Luna Negra Dance Theater celebrates Mexico with a passionate and colorful program revealing the complexity and richness of Mexico's cultural influence on contemporary Latino choreographers. The program features the world premiere of Frida! by Michelle Manzanales, inspired by the art and life of Frida Kahlo, Quinceañera by Eduardo Vilaro, and Plight by Edgar Zendejas.

Founded by Eduardo Vilaro in 1999, Luna Negra Dance Theater has established itself as a significant and vital component of Chicago’s arts and cultural community. Since its beginning, the company has served as a springboard for Latino contemporary choreographers to give expression to their stories and bring new life to the cultures of their communities. Steering away from stereotypes and folkloric representations, Luna Negra brings to audiences modern Latino expressions with energy, power and passion, reflecting through dance the immense cultural shift that is shaping America in the 21st century.

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