A Latin American Spectacle
Based on Double Edge’s Once a Blue Moon - Cada Luna Azul, this large-scale outdoor performance featured the Double Edge Ensemble and renowned Argentine guest musicians Manuel Uriona (Bersuit Vergarabat) and Micaela Farias Gomez (Santadiabla), and showcased youth performers from Springfield Conservatory of the Arts Public School.
The story follows a traveler who returns to his hometown after many years. Memories of his past and stories about the town’s colorful inhabitants evoke reflections about an increasingly universal theme: how progress can displace people. Inspired by Alejandro Jodorowski and other Latin American writers, the show is imbued with the excitement of a Latin American carnival, and draws upon memory, culture, and song.
The Latin American Spectacle, presented by Double Edge Theatre, Hyde Square Task Force, and Charlestown Working Theater, was supported by New England Foundation for the Arts, The Boston Cultural Council, the City of Boston, The Boston Foundation, and Artplace.
The Springfield Spectacle, presented by City Mosaic in partnership with the Springfield Conservatory of the Arts, was supported by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation, The Beveridge Family Foundation, Mass Cultural Council, C & S Wholesale Grocers, NAI Plotkin, The Springfield Central Cultural District, Tower Square, Inspired Marketing, Taylor Street Dental, Minuteman Press, Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Kappy's Keepers, and Constance Platt. Additional support for this event was provided by the City of Springfield, and the Expeditions Program of the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.
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