Elizabeth Rodríguez's, “Violeta” explores the visual work of Violeta Parra as a choreographic montage.
The Afro-descendant Herencia de Timbiquí honors the traditional regional music of the Colombian Pacific coast.
The electro-folklore artist incorporates Argentinian folk traditions and cutting edge beats.
The puppetry ensemble presents a historically pertinent production, highlighting the conditions of the Chilean mining industry.
The six-piece band blends composition with improvisation resulting in an eclectic combination of jazz, metal, funk, and mariachi traditions.
Christiane Jatahy’s productions expertly negotiate the boundaries between cinema and theater.
Grammy-nominated Cimarrón experiments with a fusion of traditional music from the plains of Colombia and festive dance music.
The contemporary dance company from Buenos Aires combines the edginess of urban hip hop with traditional Argentinean folkloric dance.
The Cumbia All Stars is comprised of musicians from the legendary bands of psychedelic Peruvian Cumbia yesteryear.
“Cuentos de la Mangleria” features indigenous Colombian dance and music rendered through a contemporary lens.
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 is a multi-artist project that celebrates the work of the influential, Violeta Parra.
Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz is a 20-piece big band from Bahia, Brazil.
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.
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 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.
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, which was founded in 2003 by theater artists Luisa Pardo and Gabino Rodriguez, will perform El Rumor Del Incendio.
Founded in 1906, the Recife-based Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante is one of the oldest and most respected traditional maracatu groups in existence.
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 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.