(Community announcement by PuSh Festival)
The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) presents the Canadian premiere of Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance in a one-night only performance on January 31, 2019, at 8pm at the Vogue Theatre. Renowned composer Graham Reynolds collaborates with librettists Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol to craft an experimental opera inspired by the life of Mexican revolutionary general Pancho Villa. The cross-border, cross-genre production casts timely focus on the relationship between communities in Mexico and the United States, as well as the borderlands that separate them.
Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance is the final installation of The Marfa Triptych — a series of three musical portraits by Reynolds commissioned by Ballroom Marfa, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping artists achieve projects that have significant cultural impact but would be impossible to realize in a traditional setting. The stunning production presents a non-linear collage of scenes inspired by the life of the enigmatic hero and legendary bandit of the Mexican Revolution.
January 31, 2019 at 8pm, at the Vogue Theatre. Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pancho-villa-from-a-safe-distance-tickets-53...