Persian Myth in Performance Art
For more than 20 years performance artists Ellin Krinsly and Arie van Duijn have collaborated with diverse cultures to create performances in nature and art houses. Now they gift to San Miguel one of their most intriguing shows from the ancient Iranian island of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf. It is the fantastical story of a mermaid with scythes for fins and a poetic blind musician playing his double flute among salt pillars for the island’s mythical elves. You’ve never seen anything like it! With a performance history stretching from Indonesia to Mongolia and New York, Ellin and Arie are delighted to be sharing their amazing and never-before seen dance visions with our Shelter audience. Don’t miss a free performance from Iran on Friday, December 2, at 7pm: “Performance Art Persia.” Discussion to follow.
Performance Art Persia
Fri, Dec 2, 7pm
Documentary and Discussion
Aztecs Inside the Hidden Kingdom
Sat, Dec 3, 5pm
Tues, Dec 6, 7:30pm
50 pesos (Includes drink)
Texas Troubadour: Bernice Lewis
Wed, Dec 7, 7pm
East of Suez: Dances of the Veil
Fri, Dec 9, 7pm
All events are at Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4
On Wednesday and Sunday, December 11, come spend an evening enjoying master storyteller and singer-songwriter Bernice Lewis, whom Rosanne Cash calls “one of the keepers of the flame of real songwriting.” A staple on the national folk circuit, Bernice has shared the stage with Patty Griffin, Pete Seeger, and Odetta and the Dixie Chicks. “Texas Troubadour Bernice Lewis” is live and in concert Wednesday, December 7, and Sunday, December 11, at 7pm. Tickets are now available at the Biblioteca. If you like Mary Chapin Carpenter, Joni Mitchell, and Dar Williams, this is one Shelter show you won’t want to miss!
Live! “East of Suez: Dances of the Veil,” Friday, December 9, at 7pm. Don’t miss a night of passion with Frida Chacón, Federico Azus on guitar and harmonica, and Israel Cháves on violin and percussion. Frida’s style of Arabic belly dance is lively and playful, with an energy you won’t find elsewhere, featuring her hypnotic use of finger cymbals. Tickets are available at the Biblioteca.
Join us for a look inside the incredible and mysterious Aztec culture on Saturday, December 3, at 5pm, as we present a documentary and discussion: Ancient Voices: Aztecs Inside the Hidden Kingdom. Beneath the sprawl of modern-day Mexico City lie the once-glorious remains of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. From this teeming 15th-century hub, the mighty Aztecs ruled a realm of fabulous architecture, advanced science, and intricate artwork. What inspired them and what destroyed this seemingly unstoppable civilization? We’ll discuss!