professor brings Mexican puppeteer company to UNM
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.
of Music Jorge Pérez-Gómez, director of UNMs
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.
a character created by Mexican writer German List-Arzubide,
is a robot/transformer who explains to children the benefits
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:
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
Friday, Dec. 12
Childrens Concert and Puppet Performance, Keller Hall,
Concert and Puppet Performance, Keller Hall, 7:30 pm.
ticket prices are $7, $5 & $3, and are available at the
UNM Box Office (277-2131). For additional information, contact
UNMs Arts of the Americas Institute (277-2286).