Requiem por un Alcaraván (Requiem for a Curlew)

by Lukas Avendaño at Centro Cultural Español


April 8 and 9 , 2022.


09:00 pm

This performance will provide a rare exposure to the per-formative dance of the Zapotec man-woman known as the ‘muxe.’ Muxe culture provides a shrouded social acceptance for certain taboos while celebrating what is still seen as a transgression. A local bird, the curlew, whose mating ritual often sacrifices the male for the female, inspires the dance. The piece also speaks and relates to subjects such as homophobia and how many queer and non-gender conforming people mysteriously disappear in Latin America.

About Lukas Avendaño

Lukas Avendaño is an emerging Mexican artist whose recent work constitutes a queer performative intervention of Mexican nationalist representations, particularly of Tehuana Zapotec women. The crossdressing of her performances interweaves ritual dances with autobiographical passages and actions that involve members of the audience, in order to challenge the broad vision of a gay-friendly indigenous culture and that points to the existence of lives that negotiate pain and loneliness with self-assertive pride.

Organized with:

CCEMiami y Fundarte presentan

More info:

What: Requiem por un Alcaraván (Requiem for a Curlew), by Lukas Avendaño

When: Apr 8 & 9, 2022 9:00 p.m.

Where: CCEbox. Centro Cultural Español (patio)

(1490 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL, 33132 (Entrance located on 15th St).)

Cost: $15 | $12 (for CCEMiami Members)


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