¡Hay Teatro! Latina Dance Project presents EL SUEÑO DE LA RAZÓN / THE SLUMBER OF REASON
¡Hay Teatro!Latina Dance Project presents EL SUEÑO DE LA RAZÓN / THE SLUMBER OF REASON based on Francisco de Goya’s “Los Caprichos”Fri Nov
Latina Dance Project presents
EL SUEÑO DE LA RAZÓN / THE SLUMBER OF REASON
based on Francisco de Goya’s “Los Caprichos”
Fri Nov 10
Doors open at 6:30 pm / show at 7 pm
Sliding scale $10, $20, $30
Enigmatic and controversial, Los Caprichos were created in a time of economic crisis and social unrest in Spain. The series of prints deals with such themes as the Spanish Inquisition, the corruption of the nobility, witchcraft, and avarice. Its subhuman cast includes characters that populate a world on the margins of reason, where no clear boundaries distinguish reality from fantasy.
With a stark intensity unprecedented in the history of art, these prints convey the contradictions of a historical period when religious fundamentalism and paranoia prevailed over reason. Goya used his art as a powerful weapon to denounce social abuses and superstitions. Los Caprichos were a passionate declaration of his political liberalism and his revulsion towards ignorance and intellectual oppression.
Lica Perea, Hay Baile Curator
Licia Perea is a native of Albuquerque, NM but has lived and danced in Denver, NYC, LA and recently moved to the hi-desert near Joshua Tree, CA. She has been awarded several grants from the NEA, City of LA , as well as numerous grants from CA and NM. She has taught and performed professionally as a soloist and with her companies – Danzantes and the Latina Dance Project throughout the USA and internationally. Licia has choreographed and performed in musicals, operas, music videos, commercials and film and has worked extensively in many improvisational performance settings. Now she has turned her attention to giving back to young Latinx and Black choreographers in her nationally recognized BlakTinx Dance Festival www.blaktinafestival.com
Licia is a founding member of the Latina Dance Project which is a collaborative ensemble of multidisciplinary artists exploring through performance controversial issues impacting the global community. The company’s projects create experiences that celebrate a new aesthetic in dance theater. They’re reflective of the diverse Latinx cultures, shedding light and provoking reflections that can bring about change! LDP is the engine behind producing the BlakTinx Dance Festivals in LA & Phoenix.