Monday, February 10, 2020

Musical in NYC Area: Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes)



An En Garde Arts Production
Written by Andrea Thome
Directed by José Zayas
Music by Sinuhé Padilla

Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes) is now playing in the New York City areaHere is the synopsis:

"Inspired by interviews with undocumented immigrants from Latin America living in New York, the piece will take the form of a fandango, a community celebration where stories are brought to life through live performance, music, and dance.

On the eve of city-wide ICE raids, a group of immigrants gather in an undisclosed community center in NYC for a fandango. As fear encroaches — fear for family left behind in their home countries, fear for loved ones in the middle of their dangerous journey to New York, fear of leaving the sanctuary of the community center simply just get a bag of ice — a sense of camaraderie builds between the participants. Strangers become friends, friends become family, and the fandango plays on."


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Thanks Kevin! I am of course prejudiced but it’s a very authentic show, realistic and moving but also funny and political. The Jorocho song and dances are an ntegral part of the show and give it a joyous touch.

Posted by: Joe Thome | Feb 11, 2020 7:39:33 AM

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