Two Indigenous artists sit on the ground looking into a sphere that has been cracked out before them.

Tlakentli

Co-Presented by One Yellow Rabbit and Making Treaty 7

 

In the heart of America, the language of the bodies follows a tortuous path. In a performance midway between dance and theatre, two Indigenous artists from Mexico, of Nahua and Mixteco descent, share with us their quest for identity by drawing on their cultures and the history of their ancestors.

They present scenes of their metamorphoses through time, revealing the upheavals and constantly driven by the hope of finding themselves.Languages and myths propel this inevitable voyage that redraws borders and casts off the hides adopted both freely and forcibly. Revealing that which unitesus and that which tears us away from each other and ourselves, Tlakentli considers the issue of identity in relation to migrations and explores the myths ofour original elegance.

 


 

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