La Luna Nueva
Multidisciplinary arts festival
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage month
September 12-28, 2014
La Luna Nueva or, New Moon, is a phase in which the moon is between the earth and the sun, present but invisible to the eye. The beauty of the moon is unseen, waiting to be revealed…La Luna Nueva is also Portland’s only Latino arts & culture festival, a time for Milagro to open its doors and invite all to enjoy the beauty of Latino arts and culture from around the world! Join us for evenings of Andean dances and legends, eye-opening Hip hop theatre, live Theatre for all ages, reflections of the unifying and universal impact of war, visual art exhibits and many more fun events for the whole family!
Get to know more about dancer Luciana Proaño: http://www.lucianaproano.com/repertoire.php Enjoy some of the beautiful sounds of Chayag: www.andeanmusic.org
In this brisk bilingual escapade filled with endearing characters and Mayan legends, Candelaria (“Candi”) dreams of trying out for the Fútbol team. She wants to play soccer, but lacks confidence, so she plays videogames instead. Suddenly, a giant runaway Hamburguesa pops out of the TV and into her living room! Following the Hamburguesa through the flat-screen and into her videogame, Candi embarks on a great adventure in La Tierra de los Sueños. Read more about this inspiring and empowering story
It’s 1913 as young Diego navigates the balance between his responsibilities for his education, and his desire to create art. Dreams and reality collide when the Aztec Goddess, Coatlicue, bequeaths Diego with a magic paintbrush. Diego learns very quickly that with great power, comes great responsibility as El Director and La Profesora try to use Diego’s gifts and eagerness to help his community, for their own selfish gain. Filled with humor while asking important questions about la vida, audiences will love the accessibility to Diego Rivera.
Read more about this funny and sweet production Double feature! See both Sueños de Fútbol & El niño Diego for only $17 advance; $20 door
STAGED READING in English– NO CHILD by Nilaja Sun 7 p.m. • Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014 • FREE Director: Eric Lyness An exuberant, thoroughly funny piece about life in a New York City public school written by Nilaja Sun. Inspired by Sun’s years as a teaching artist at high schools in the Bronx, this tour de force is an insightful and often hilarious look into New York City’s public education system. Visit Milagro’s blog for the latest news about the play, author and cast: www.miracleinsider.blogspot.com.
Staged Reading in SPANISH – CITA A CIEGAS by Mario Diament 7 p.m. • Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014 • FREE Director: Michelle Escobar The original Spanish version of Mario Diament’s play. A ronde of universal roads not taken and what-might-have-beens. The destinies of three women and two men mysteriously come together in this popular play that has been performed around the world to enthusiastic critical and audience acclaim. Visit Milagro’s blog for the latest news about the play, author and cast: www.miracleinsider.blogspot.com.
Visit Milagro’s blog for the latest news about the play, author and cast: www.miracleinsider.blogspot.com.
Through Beatboxin’, spoken word, and dance, this hip-hop performance depicts the inner life of a young woman who dreams though the impact of the twelve bullets that kill her. A powerfully clear-eyed look at the relationships between race, the body, and violence as woman reminisces about her life, describing the pleasures of softball, dancing, kissing, and hair styling with sweetness, humor, and all the insight of a nineteen-year-old. Rickerby Hinds, one of the most influential individuals to come into the theater world in a generation, is the creator of the first ever full-length play to use the founding elements of hip hop as the primary language of the stage, introducing the genre of hip hop theater to the world.
Sponsored by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) Meet the creator
Through a blend of poetry and monologue in their own words, this is a dramatization of how three historical figures—conscientious objector William Stafford, Japanese-American internee Lawson Inada, and East L.A. marine Guy Gabaldón galvanized language to discover liberation during WWII. The theatrical reading is complemented by the pre-show discussions and art exhibitions
— Thursday, 9/25/14, Pre-performance artist talk, 7 pm: In Remembrance of War: Stories and Photos of Latino Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Curator Jim Lommasson on “Exit Wounds” exhibit of returning veterans’ photographs. Sponsor: Oregon Humanities. Post-performance reception, 9:15 pm: Catering by Mayahuel. Sponsor by Latino Network.
— Friday, 9/26/14, 2014, Post-performance panel, 9:15 pm: In Their Sons’ and Daughters’ Words: A Conversation Across Generations. Kit Stafford, Miles Inada, and Guy Gabaldón, Jr. Sponsor: Lewis & Clark College.
— Saturday, 9/27/14, Pre-performance happening, 7 pm: In the Aftermath: Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Installation Artist: Yukiyo Kawano. Butoh dancer: Meshi Chávez.
— Sunday, 9/28/14, 2014 Post-performance talk-back, 3:15 pm: In the Wings of Words That Burn: An Artist Talk-back. Director Gemma Whelan; cast, crew, creator Cindy Williams Gutiérrez; co-conceiver Frank Delgado; co-producer Joaquín López.
About Los Porteños: Los Porteños is committed to making Latino and Latin American literature an integral part of the Portland community and Oregon’s literary legacy. We are dedicated to raising our voices and to raising awareness of our diverse languages, canons, stories and cultures. Since 2006, we have presented annual literary readings for Day of the Dead at Milagro Theatre. In 2011, we began hosting a William Stafford Birthday Reading featuring original, multilingual poetry and prose written in response to Stafford poems. In 2014, we will produce our debut theatrical work, Words That Burn.
“Innovative and traditional Mosaic Portrait” – Mosaic Exhibition open at Milagro’s lobby one hour prior to each festival performance Sept. 12-28, 2014 • FREE Opening reception Friday Sep 12 at 5 pm The exhibition “Innovative and traditional Mosaic Portrait” explores different approaches to portraiture as well as the subjects. The portraits includes familiar faces and self portraits including the use of masks as reference to historical and traditional portraiture from Mesoamerica. The portraiture utilizing masks is another approach from ancient Mesoamerica. The use of materials varies from vitreous glass to smalti and other glass materials.
• Exit Wounds / What they Carried Sep. 25 – 28, 2014 at 7 pm at Milagro’s café area• FREE In Remembrance of War: Stories and Photos of Latino Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Curator Jim Lommasson on “Exit Wounds”
• In the Aftermath — Installation Sep. 27 at 7pm at Milagro’s community space El Zócalo • FREE Installation Artist: Yukiyo Kawano. Butoh dancer: Meshi Chávez.