Comment on the CAMINOS 2021 Festival

by Lynn on October 14, 2021

in The Passionate Playgoer

The CAMINOS 2021 Festival is a huge endeavor of works-in-progress produced by Aluna Theatre taking place Oct. 12-24.  CAMINOS 2021 is a multi-arts celebration of 32 works-in-progress involving over 100 artists. These are on-line, in audio form or in person instillations.

Beatriz Pizano, the fearless Artistic Director of Aluna and this festival, has said in the festival’s introduction, that many worlds and visions bridge cultural divides, connecting North and South America and elsewhere through the arts. Aluna theatre is joined with Native Earth and Factory Theatre to present this festival.

Because these are works in progress, formal reviews are not really wanted. A reasonable request.

But I can comment on the huge cross section of stuff in that first day. An audio piece called Savage is a Word in the English Dictionary by Brefny Caribou is about an Indigenous experience of a young student in school.

A Brazil flag emoji. 47 is a monologue about aspects of gay sexual relations, between a younger man and older man.

Taura is a dance piece imagining if three people were in fact bulls. The piece seemed complete to me. It was vibrant, muscular, graceful, elegant and powerful.

There is even a hint of a tiktok piece called One Perfect Day about a wedding planner planning a wild wedding.

The CAMINOS 2021 Festival provides a fascinating cross-section of ideas, stories, experiences and performance styles. I look forward to the others as they are revealed as on line for the most part.

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