Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America

Artists & Tours

2017

Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El Clavo, Venezuela

Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El Clavo, Venezuela

Powerful Afro-Venezuelan soul, featuring traditional rhythms of the El Clavo village and infectious percussion.

DanzAbierta, Cuba

DanzAbierta, Cuba

DanzAbierta is a seminal force in contemporary Cuban dance.

Daymé Arocena, Cuba

Daymé Arocena, Cuba

Award winning Afro-Cuban jazz singer Daymé Arocena shows depth and charisma in each powerful performance.

Joan Soriano, The Dominican Republic

Joan Soriano, The Dominican Republic

Dominican phenomenon Joan Soriano is one of the island's greatest bachata stars.

The Garifuna Collective featuring Umalali, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras

The Garifuna Collective featuring Umalali, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras

The Garifuna Collective is a multi-generational ensemble featuring some of the most accomplished musicians from the Garifuna community.

2016

Elizabeth Rodríguez: “Violeta,” Chile

Elizabeth Rodríguez: “Violeta,” Chile

Elizabeth Rodríguez's, “Violeta” explores the visual work of Violeta Parra as a choreographic montage.

Herencia de Timbiquí, Colombia

Herencia de Timbiquí, Colombia

The Afro-descendant Herencia de Timbiquí honors the traditional regional music of the Colombian Pacific coast.

La Yegros, Argentina

La Yegros, Argentina

The electro-folklore artist incorporates Argentinian folk traditions and cutting edge beats.

Silencio Blanco: Chiflón, el silencio del carbón, Chile

Silencio Blanco: Chiflón, el silencio del carbón, Chile

The puppetry ensemble presents a historically pertinent production, highlighting the conditions of the Chilean mining industry.

Troker, Mexico

Troker, Mexico

The six-piece band blends composition with improvisation resulting in an eclectic combination of jazz, metal, funk, and mariachi traditions.

2015

Christiane Jatahy, Brazil

Christiane Jatahy, Brazil

Christiane Jatahy’s productions expertly negotiate the boundaries between cinema and theater.

Cimarrón, Colombia

Cimarrón, Colombia

Grammy-nominated Cimarrón experiments with a fusion of traditional music from the plains of Colombia and festive dance music.

Combinado Argentino de Danza, Argentina

Combinado Argentino de Danza, Argentina

The contemporary dance company from Buenos Aires combines the edginess of urban hip hop with traditional Argentinean folkloric dance.

Cumbia All Stars, Peru

Cumbia All Stars, Peru

The Cumbia All Stars is comprised of musicians from the legendary bands of psychedelic Peruvian Cumbia yesteryear.

La Quinta del Lobo, Colombia

La Quinta del Lobo, Colombia

“Cuentos de la Mangleria” features indigenous Colombian dance and music rendered through a contemporary lens.

2014

Delfos Danza Contemporánea, Mexico

Delfos Danza Contemporánea, Mexico

Delfos Danza Contemporánea, Mexico’s leading contemporary dance company, will perform an evening length piece, Cuando Los Disfraces Se Cuelgan (“When Disguises Are Hung Up”) during the tour.

Gracias a la Vida: The Rebel Spirit of Violeta Parra, Chile

Gracias a la Vida: The Rebel Spirit of Violeta Parra, Chile

Gracias a la Vida: The Rebel Spirit of Violeta Parra is a multi-artist project that celebrates the work of the influential, Violeta Parra.

Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz, Brazil

Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz, Brazil

Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz is a 20-piece big band from Bahia, Brazil.

Mariano Pensotti, Argentina

Mariano Pensotti, Argentina

Mariano Pensotti is an award-winning Argentinian playwright and theater director whose works have been presented in his home country as well as at prestigious festivals and venues around the world.

2013

Companhia Urbana de Dança, Brazil

Companhia Urbana de Dança, Brazil

Artistic Director Sonia Destri founded Companhia Urbana de Dança in 2004 after spending several years working in the commercial dance world and traveling throughout Brazil and Europe exploring various dance forms, particularly breakdancing and “b-boy” culture in Germany.

Las Alegras Ambulancias, Colombia

Las Alegras Ambulancias, Colombia

Las Alegras Ambulancias was established in 1905 with a mission to preserve the music and dance traditions associated with lumbalu, a ceremony reminiscent of the funeral practices of its African ancestors.

2012

Inti-Illimani, Chile

Inti-Illimani, Chile

Inti-Illimani is a renowned Chilean instrumental and vocal music ensemble that has become perhaps the best known representative of the nueva canción movement, which combines traditional music from its home county and other Latin American nations with social and political content.

Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol, Mexico

Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol, Mexico

Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol, which was founded in 2003 by theater artists Luisa Pardo and Gabino Rodriguez, will perform El Rumor Del Incendio.

Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante, Brazil

Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante, Brazil

Founded in 1906, the Recife-based Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante is one of the oldest and most respected traditional maracatu groups in existence.

Nemcatacoa Teatro, Colombia

Nemcatacoa Teatro, Colombia

Founded in 2000 in a working class suburb of Bogota, Nemcatacoa Teatro trained in a variety of circus arts, but settled upon acrobatic stilt walking as their primary performance vehicle.

Teatro Línea de Sombra, Mexico

Teatro Línea de Sombra, Mexico

Teatro Línea de Sombra is a leading contemporary theater company, founded in 1993 by the prominent Mexican director Jorge Vargas, whose original productions are characterized by the distinctive incorporation of movement, projections, film and recorded soundscapes.

Southern Exposure Upcoming Events

  • Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El Clavo, Venezuela Globalquerque Albuquerque, NM
    September 21, 2017 - September 23, 2017
  • Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El Clavo, Venezuela Lotus Education and Arts Foundation Bloomington, IN
    September 29, 2017 - September 30, 2017
  • Betsayda Machado & La Parranda El Clavo, Venezuela Latino Arts Milwaukee, WI
    March 21, 2018 - March 23, 2018
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