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Center for World Performance Studies pres.

Makuyeika Colectivo Teatral's ANDARES

Directed by Héctor Flores Komatsu

Free & Open to the Public
Performed in Spanish with English subtitles

Seating is limited, and advance reservations are recommended
PHONE: 734.936.2777

Center for World Performance Studies presents Makuyeika: Colectivo Teatral, founded by U-M alumnus Héctor Flores Komatsu, for a one week artist residency that will include class visits, workshops and two performances of their devised-work Andares. This piece chronicles the lives of indigenous youth in México, and the realities that they face at the crossroads of modern life and tradition. Performances of the piece will take place in the Newman Studio at Walgreen Drama Center on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18 at 8pm.

Makuyeika: Colectivo Teatral is a theatre ensemble dedicated to creating original works about the narratives and theatricalities of Mexico’s indigenous people, touching with keen, artistic sensibility themes of great social, cultural, and human value. Meaning “wayfarer” in the language of the Wixarika people, Makuyeika was formed after an extensive search across the country’s indigenous communities, a project undertaken by Flores Komatsu as an inaugural recipient of The Julie Taymor World Theatre Fellowship.

Andares is a theatre creation about the lives of indigenous youth in México, devised collectively through personal anecdotes, ancestral myths, as well as traditional music and art forms. The play shines light on a range of realities — land usurpation, widespread violence, ancestral duties, community resistance, — that indigenous people face at the crossroads of modern life and tradition. Meaning “pathways,” Andares is a genuine, eye-opening, and intimate close-up on Mexico’s most remote corners and the extraordinary stories of its humble, everyday inhabitants.

Co-sponsored by: Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies; LSA Department of American Culture; LSA Latina/o Studies; LSA Native American Studies; LSA Residential College; SMTD Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; SMTD EXCEL; and SMTD Department of Theatre & Drama.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Center for World Performance Studies, at 734-936-2777, at least one week in advance of this event. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange.
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