Austin Shakespeare Lorca: Cante Jondo this is only part of the full length theater performance. Includes parts of Act I & Act II. Performed at Esquina Tango Studio #Austin Tx on March 29-30, 2019
Lorca’s soulful, imagistic poetry in Spanish and English with music and dance.
Lorca is often recognized as Spain’s most innovative 20th Century playwright, but his heart is revealed in his poetry. Cante Jondo/Deep Song presents selections from his poems of the 1920s & 1930s interlaced with the story of the wild ride of his extraordinary life. Actors include Liz Vera of San Antonio and the well-known Austin actor/director, Mary Alice Carnes, plus actors Christopher Gonzales and Thomas Quintanilla. tango with Esquina Tango’s Monica Caivano &
Gustavo Simplis, Flamenco dancer Stephanie Keeton. Cante Jondo/Deep Song was adapted and directed by Ann Ciccolella.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Esquina Tango,” said Ciccolella, Austin Shakespeare’s artistic director. “Lorca’s playwriting is what is he most known for, but his poetry is mind-blowing. Whether you know a lot of Spanish, a bit or none at all, you will enter a new world!”
Guitarist David Córdoba
ABOUT AUSTIN SHAKESPEARE: Founded in 1984 and the only professional classical theater company in Central Texas, Austin Shakespeare presents theater of the highest quality with an emphasis on the plays of William Shakespeare, staging performances that are fresh, bold, imaginative, thought-provoking and eminently accessible — connecting the truths of the past with the challenges and possibilities of today. In the fall and spring, Austin Shakespeare also produces plays with heightened language by writers such as Shaw, Schiller, and Stoppard as a resident company of The Long Center for the Performing Arts Rollins Studio Theatre. Austin Shakespeare’s ongoing “Shakespeare Aloud” reading group and “Artist’s Way” sessions invite new participants weekly and the company’s education program 20/20 sends professional actors into the schools to encourage love of language. In 2018, Austin Shakespeare was honored with a grant from the prestigious Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program.
BIOS: Monica Caivano (dancer, co-founder of Esquina Tango) Monica began teaching tango in 1997, in Austin. Her career in tango began as a teenager in her hometown of Buenos Aires, Argentina. At St Edward’s University, Monica studied theater.
Stephanie Keeton (dancer) is originally from Corpus Christi and has studied many different genres of dance, including ballet, jazz, modern, folklorico and flamenco. Stephanie was voted one of Austin’s best dancers and was also featured in the Austin American-Statesman. She has been teaching at Esquina Tango since it opened 12 years ago. She also danced with Aztlan Dance Company for 13 years and has been with A’lante Flamenco Ensemble for eight years.
Mary Alice Carnes (actor) has worked with Austin and regional companies and playwrights, including Raul Garza, Rupert Reyes, Roxanne Schroeder-Arce, and Dolores J. Diaz; Different Stages, Zilker Theatre Productions, the Austin Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Austin Musical Theater/Broadway Texas, and Austin Shakespeare. She was honored to participate in the National New Play Network Showcase of New Plays in Sharon Walker’s The Madres in 2016 and its national premiere in 2016. Mary Alice has directed new works at FronteraFest, including Route 307 by Rupert Reyes, and 2018’s Atacama by Augusto Federico Amador for Teatro Vivo’s Austin Latino New Play Festival.
Liz Vera (actor) is a bilingual actress, artist and poet who has appeared in films, TV series, commercials, print ads and theater. She made her theatrical debut at the Guadalupe Theater in the play, Chato’s Bridge. She plays the role of Anam in the feature film Cuerpo. Her poems have been published by Jazz Poets of San Antonio, Voces Cósmicas’ Traficando en la Palabra and Voices de la Luna Magazine. Liz is a member of Voces Cósmicas.
Christopher Gonzales (actor) Chris recently made his Austin Shakespeare debut in Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink. He played Bob Wallace (White Christmas) at San Antonio’s Cameo Theater, and Charlie (In Arabia We’d All Be Kings) at the Stella Adler Studio in New York. He has starred in short films and music videos; including the film Jackrabbit (dir. Will Dzuik) and the music video Intimacy (The Sunbathers). Chris is a recent graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
Thomas Quintanilla is currently in the BFA acting program at St. Edwards University and appeared on the Mary Moody Northern Theatre in The Three Musketeers, Violet the Musical and Romeo and Juliet. He is excited to not only be doing theatre outside of campus but also being able to integrate his first speaking language into art.
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