The Devils are Dancing in New York
La Boca Theater Company presents:
Hecho en Venezuela
AN ORIGINAL SHOWDOWN
GOOD VS. EVIL
August 18-20 Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm
Stella Adler Studio 31 West 27th St., 2nd FL
Suggested donation $5
LOS DIABLOS is an Original work, devised by our company of six
emerging theater artists (Katharine Coon, Emily Culliton, Sarah
Ashford Hart, Alex Krasser, Evan True and Daniel Weisman), based on
the Diablos Danzantes of Venezuela. We have just completed two months
researching and work shopping our show in Venezuela and now we are
bringing LOS DIABLOS to New York.
This is our first professional production and we greatly appreciate
the support of our colleagues, teachers, family, and friends as we
develop our voice as a company.
ABOUT LOS DIABLOS:
The Venezuelan Diablo festival takes place on Corpus Christi in the
former slave plantations along Venezuela's Caribbean Coast. For three
days and nights, dancers dressed as devils fill the streets, until
finally bowing before the church, demonstrating the triumph of good
over evil. This tradition is a combination of Spanish Catholic rituals
brought by the Conquistadors, and religious mask dancing practiced by
the African slaves. The slaves began to dance as devils both in
submission and rebellion to their master's God, and in celebration of
the freedom they gained during their three days of devil dancing.
Today the Diablos dance because of the promise they have made to the
Santisimo. They promise to dance for good health and good harvest.
They dance to expel evil from their community. They dance to release
the Devil, and so doing, they chase the Devil away.
Further information at www.dancingdiablos.org