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The Myth Project: Essential Bodies


By Monica Hoth

Do the flowers take to the region of death?

Are we dead there or do we live yet?


The Patricia Rincon Dance Collective Artistic Director Patricia Rincon will premiere The Myth Project: Essential Bodies on November 1 with two performances—one at 6pm and then repeated at 7:30pm—at the Casa de Europa, San Francisco 23, San Miguel de Allende. Admission is suggested donations at the door.

The Myth Project: Essential Bodies is a dance-theater production directed and choreographed by University of California San Diego Distinguished Professor of Dance Patricia Rincón, and written by playwright Monica Hoth. It explores the magic of life and death, and is inspired by the Aztec vision of the dream of death and its touching of our own inevitable future transit through those waters.

The performance will highlight and enhance the artistic expressions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The movement pieces center around ideas of the human experience, with all its frailties, humor, and transient states, allowing the choreographer and artists to envision new expressions on the Day of the Dead theme, all while remaining respectful and authentic to the Mexican culture. This dynamic performance will consist of a choreographed journey through the interior of Casa de Europa experiencing unique art installations, with performances by dancers, actors, puppets, aerial dance, and stilt characters set to original music, scenic, and costume design.

The Myth Project: Essential Bodies will feature significant local and international artists including Ms. Rincon; Ms. Hoth; actors Christian Baumgartner and Dianna Hoogestegar; professional dancers Sarah Navarette, Tara Casone Weinberg, and Amaranta Agular Cardoso; circus performer Jenny Sales; artists Mari Osa, Arturo Jimenez, and April Olvera. All artists involved in this unique project are crossing boundaries in their work and blurring the lines between art forms with quality and daring inventiveness—a cultural landscape of fresh, multi-dimensional dance-theater to honor the ancient tradition of Día de los Muertos.

The Patricia Rincon Dance Collective is a cross-border, not-for-profit organization. Funding for The Myth Project: Essential Bodies is made possible by a grant from the University of California San Diego COR Research in the Arts, with sponsorship from Casa de Europa, and additional support from the San Miguel de Allende Tourist Office and El Sindicato Centro Cultural Comunitario.



The Myth Project: Essential Bodies

By Patricia Rincon Dance Collective

Wed, Nov 1, 6pm and 7:30pm

Two performances only

Casa de Europa

San Francisco 23, Centro

Tickets: Donations at the door



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