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Current Issue: November 17, 2003
Volume 39, Number 9

Music professor brings Mexican puppeteer company to UNM

Mexico’s renowned puppeteer company, Teatro Tinglado, will perform danced pantomime to the works of famed Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas at a series of UNM performances and workshops Dec. 9-12.

UNM Professor of Music Jorge Pérez-Gómez, director of UNM’s Symphony Orchestra, has conducted research on Revueltas (1899-1940) and performed and recorded the music of famed and highly prolific composer for the past several years.

As a result, Revueltas’ compositions, originally written as danced pantomimes with puppets, have been “uncovered” and will be performed for the first time in the United States as intended, including the world premier of Troka el Poderoso at UNM.

Troka, a character created by Mexican writer German List-Arzubide, is a robot/transformer who explains to children the benefits of technology.

Pérez-Gómez worked with the puppet-making family, including Pablo Cueto, director of Teatro Tinglado, to create and design puppets for the UNM productions and workshops.
Events planned are as follows:

Tuesday, Dec. 9, and Wednesday, Dec. 10
Puppeteer workshop by Teatro Tinglado, UNM Center for the Arts, Theatre X, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 9:30 -11:00 a.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 10, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 11
Lecture “Silvestre Revueltas: The Composer,” featuring renown Revueltas scholars, Luisa Vilar Paya and Roberto Kolb Neuhaus, UNM Center for the Arts, Keller Hall, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 12
Children’s Concert and Puppet Performance, Keller Hall, 9 a.m.
Concert and Puppet Performance, Keller Hall, 7:30 pm.

Performance ticket prices are $7, $5 & $3, and are available at the UNM Box Office (277-2131). For additional information, contact UNM’s Arts of the Americas Institute (277-2286).