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Audacia y entusiamo (reseña en traducción)

Posted on January 16, 2015 | 0 comments

Audacia y entusiamo (reseña en traducción)

Traducción al español de la reseña de “Searching for Aztlán”, por Kaitie Todd para Willamette Week.  Puede comprar entradas para las 3 presentaciones restantes en línea, por nuestra página de Facebook o llamando al 503-236-7253. Searching for Aztlán comienza en Tucson, pero en diez minutos algo queda claro: ya no estamos en Arizona. La obra de una hora de duración, escrita y dirigida por Lakin Valdez, empieza con Dolores (Alida Holguín Wilson-Gunn), una maestra de Tucson luchando contra la ley de Arizona que prohibe los...

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Un viaje metafórico (reseña en traducción)

Posted on January 14, 2015 | 0 comments

Un viaje metafórico (reseña en traducción)

Traducción al español de ‘Searching for Aztlán’ at Milagro Theatre takes us on a metaphorical journey’, por Holly Johnson para The Oregonian.  Puede comprar entradas para las 3 presentaciones restantes en línea, por nuestra página de Facebook o llamando al 503-236-7253. “Searching for Aztlán,” una nueva obra en el Teatro Milagro, puede ser corta, pero está repleta de ideas, bordada con humor satírico y diseñada para que adultos y jóvenes disfruten y aprendan por igual. La obra – la cual saldrá de gira a escuelas en el...

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Coming up to Milagro: Opción Múltiple

Posted on January 13, 2015 | 0 comments

Coming up to Milagro: Opción Múltiple

OPCIÓN MÚLTIPLE USA premier • Presented in Spanish with supertitles in English By Luis Mario Moncada Gil • Directed by Nelda Reyes February 5 – 28, 2015 Are there too many voices in our heads? Diana is a woman who’s much more than meets the eye. She’d like to rein in the fragmented personalities that have happily ruled her life, but they think she can’t live without them.  They’ve got a point, having covered for Diana in difficult situations ever since her childhood.  It’s a battle of the psyches in this unique...

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Aztlán in Oregon: the Chicano connection

Posted on January 6, 2015 | 0 comments

Aztlán in Oregon: the Chicano connection

We’ve seen a lot in our thirty one years as a company. January 29, 2015 will mark the fifth anniversary of the first public location in the city of Portland being named after an American Latino: Cesar Chavez Boulevard. In the years leading to the 2010 renaming of a stretch of 39th Ave., many questioned the union leader’s significance to the city, but the national impact of Chavez and the Chicano movement is an undeniable fact of American history. The less-well known story of the leader’s presence and legacy in Oregon’s...

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Aztlán: 5 ways to join the search party

Posted on January 5, 2015 | 0 comments

Aztlán: 5 ways to join the search party

The intrepid members of our touring troupe are hunkering down for the premiere of Searching for Aztlán, coming to Milagro this weekend, and you can join them in the trenches of identity and history! Written and directed by Lakin Valdez (of El Teatro Campesino, which will be presenting our touring production in May), this play takes as point of departure the sociopolitical turmoil of Arizona surrounding Mexican American Studies programs. Ancient and not so ancient history is also visited, from the mythical birthplace of the Aztecs to the...

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Aztlán, haboob, huarache and other “funny” words

Posted on December 31, 2014 | 0 comments

Aztlán, haboob, huarache and other “funny” words

One of the most interesting aspects of a modern language like English is that, like other “living” things, it grows, reacts and “learns” from its interactions. It is in such ways that words get borrowed and even high-jacked. American usage is wonderfully fertile for the evolution of the language, thanks in part to the proverbial “melting pot” of our plural cultures. We’re no strangers to “immigrant” words, which sometimes have no equivalents in English, or have become entrenched in our...

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Now you get the picture: Aztlán backdrop

Posted on December 18, 2014 | 0 comments

Now you get the picture: Aztlán backdrop

Like a picture emerging as the dust from a haboob settles, the background mural for Searching for Aztlán is taking shape, and what a stunner it is! Painted by Sivonna West, who also created the set piece for Sueños de Fútbol, the current picture includes symbols and characters from Aztec and indigenous mythology. One of the main features is Tonatiuh, the symbol of the current age in humanity’s history, the Fifth Sun. Ms. West, a California native, brought with her an Associate’s Degree in Fine Art with emphasis on Fine Art and...

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Posada, Pastorela, Party!

Posted on December 11, 2014 | 0 comments

Posada, Pastorela, Party!

Our celebration of Christmas Latin American-style is just around the corner, coming to El Centro Milagro this Sunday from 1-5pm, and we couldn’t be more excited! One of the most endearing and and traditional aspects of our event is the call-and-response “song at the inn”, which gives this holiday party its name: posada is Spanish for “inn”, and the song is traditionally performed by the guests on one side of the door or gate, and the hosts on the other, to get the event started. The lyrics are determined by the...

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This Friday: a “pretty” delicious way to help Milagro

Posted on December 10, 2014 | 0 comments

This Friday: a “pretty” delicious way to help Milagro

Our Thanksgiving newsletter could hardly convey how grateful we are for all our patrons and donors, and among the individuals who shine in their energy and efforts for Milagro and the local community is multitalented Joaquin Lopez, a dynamic part of the family-owned restaurant La Bonita, which frequently dedicates the proceeds of a given day to a cause or organization. He was honored with the 2014 Spirit of Milagro award at ¡Viva Milagro! This Friday December 12, La Bonita Restaurant’s 2710 N Killingsworth location will be dedicating...

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Get creative like Milagro!

Posted on December 9, 2014 | 0 comments

Get creative like Milagro!

Over the past three decades, Milagro has brought to Portland not only great World, US and West Coast premieres, but it is also the birthplace of some great original works. Among our better known traditions is the yearly creation of a new Day of the Dead production, always a hit! Past editions have explored, presented and lampooned everything from the Great Depression to educators, to pre-Hispanic gods and even taking a jab or two at a certain entertainment empire (remember the evil D-Corporation in Corrido Calavera? The Milagro workers are an...

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