About Caminos 2017
“…a quintessentially Canadian approach to the classics – one that isn’t about a nebulous idea of diversity, but simply emphasizes the individuality of the performers.”
-Kelly Nestruck (on Blood Wedding), Globe and Mail ***/4
Aluna Theatre in partnership with Native Earth Performing Arts presents CAMINOS 2017
A week-long festival of Pan American performing arts & culture on stage October 4 – 8, 2017 at Daniels Spectrum
CAMINOS is a week of new performance proposals from some of the most exciting Pan-American, Indigenous, and Latinx voices working in theatre and dance. CAMINOS explores the Pan-America that lives here in Toronto. Each evening features performance experiments and a lively exchange of ideas.
“CAMINOS is our way of inviting audiences to re-imagine the Americas, or more concretely, to see themselves as part of that re-imagining. In the arts we tend to look at ‘the old continent’ as our reference point, but we, as Canadians, play a key role in the cultural, economic and social vibrancy of our hemisphere,” said Aluna Artistic Director Beatriz Pizano.
“Exploring a number of rich cultural heritages and how they breathe, develop, and transform in Canada is an exciting proposition – each work is an act of suggesting, an offering, an overture. The coming together of this plurality also breeds new ways of creating and presenting theatre and performance.”
Each night of CAMINOS features a different group of three or four works-in-development. Tickets are $18 for the evening. After the theatre, our popular late-night cabaret stage stays open for music, burlesque, stand-up, and more!
Artistic Director: Beatriz Pizano
Artistic Producer: Trevor Schwellnus
Producer: Sue Balint
Production Manager: Charissa Wilcox
Metcalf Artistic Intern: Bruce Gibbons-Fell
Outreach: Victoria Mata
Administrative Assistant: Margarita Valderrama
Publicist: Suzanne Cheriton / Red Eye Media
About Aluna Theatre
Aluna Theatre is an artistically driven Canadian / Colombian theatre company based in Toronto. We create exciting new work that introduces audiences to diverse and rich performance practices from across the Americas. Aluna’s bold productions in English and Spanish are marked by a distinct theatrical language drawing from our heritages, cultures, and languages, including dance, physical theatre, and a multi-media design. In twelve years of production, Aluna has received 26 Dora Award nominations for acting, writing, directing, and design – and has won eleven awards.
About Native Earth Performing Arts
Native Earth Performing Arts is Canada’s oldest professional Indigenous theatre company. Currently in their 35th year, Native Earth is dedicated to creating, developing and producing professional artistic expressions of the Indigenous experience in Canada. Through stage productions (theatre, dance and multi-disciplinary art), new script development, apprenticeships and internships, Native Earth seeks to fulfill a community of artistic visions.