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Mexico City troupe to perform in Revamp series

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The collaboration between AMP Concerts and Revolutions International Theatre Festival is bringing some world-class performers to Albuquerque for a few shows.

The series is being called Revamp.

“This was a way to continue what Revolutions does for its festival,” says Juli Hendren, curator of Revolutions International Theatre Festival. “We teamed up with Neal Copperman of AMP Concerts to bring more international performers for a series. Each one of the groups is dynamic in their own way.”

The next performance in the series will be take place on Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27. It will be put on by Sur Oeste Arte Escenico from Mexico City.

“They function as a collective and a group of artists that are multi discipline,” Hendren says. “I met them because I was invited to a dance festival in Mexico City two years ago. They will also be working with the theater and dance department at University of New Mexico.”

Sur Oeste Arte Escenico will perform two pieces.

The first, at Tricklock Performance Laboratory, is “11:11.”

The piece explores the cycle of life and death and the search for meaning in both.

It is inspired by Jane Alexander’s “African Adventure,” an installation at the Tate Modern Art Museum in London.

Hendren says “11:11” is a multidisciplinary dance performance that reflects the anguish and impotence of the Mexican social, political and economic environment.

The second piece – “Vuelo Transoceánico” – will be performed at the National Hispanic Cultural Center at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

It is the story of Charles Lindbergh’s historic solo flight across the Atlantic: triumphing over storms, fog and ice to achieve his impossible dream and become the hero the world was waiting for.

“The group will be conducting workshops for students,” Hendren says. “It’s always great to get performers back in Albuquerque and return the favor. They have a full week ahead of them, and we couldn’t be happier to have them perform.”

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