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El Ciervo Encantado on Arrivals
An Artist Talk with Performance Fragments 

Monday, October 21, 2019 7:00-9:00 pm

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*This event will take place in Spanish*

This event will take place at:
Department of Performance Studies
New York University
721 Broadway, PS Studio, Room 612
New York, NY 10003
 


The Hemispheric Institute, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Department of Performance Studies, the King Juan Carlos I 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 on their performance ARRIVALS. This is the second work in the group’s diptych on Cuban migration, which the artists began with DEPARTURES in 2017. 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, to which a number of friends contributed their writings and voices, creating 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 the urgency of contemporary migration crises and their human and social consequences.


Department of Performance Studies
New York University
721 Broadway, PS Studio, Room 612
New York, NY 10003


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 knowledge, El Ciervo Encantado connects with different spaces of artistic and cultural production, escaping any attempt at categorization.

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