The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, the Department of Performance Studies, the King Juan Carlos Center, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University are pleased to invite you to a conversation with El Ciervo Encantado about ARRIVALS, a solo performance that completes the group’s diptych on the theme of Cuban migration, which the artists began with their play DEPARTURES in 2017.
El Ciervo Encantado’s Nelda Castillo and Mariela Brito will present excerpts from ARRIVALS, pondering a central question: What is the identitarian element that unites us as Cubans when we come back to the island, regardless of the country we migrated to, our age, our political beliefs, or the reasons for our return? ARRIVALS is a polyphonic exercise in shared memory, in which a number of friends participated by contributing their writings and voices, each one with its own tone, forming a collective voice that enters into dialogue with the spectator—who is also the protagonist of their own arrivals. Rooted in the Cuban experience, El Ciervo Encantado proposes the DEPARTURES-ARRIVALS diptych as a way to focus on an urgent global issue: the migration crises and their human and social consequences.
*** This event will take place in Spanish.
About El Ciervo Encantado:
El Ciervo Encantado was founded by Nelda Castillo in Havana in 1996 as a space of experimentation and exchange that fosters innovative connections between theater, visual arts, music, literature, dance, and theoretical research. Thanks to this interplay of knowledges, El Ciervo Encantado connects with different spaces of artistic and cultural production, escaping any attempt at categorization.