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Life is a Dream (La Vida es Sueño)
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Last updated: 9/22/2017
Life is a Dream (La Vida es Sueño)
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Life is a Dream (La Vida es Sueño)
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  Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes, INBA, FONCA, FMX, CDMX, FITHA, BBVA-Bancomer, CalArts, NPN
  Lynn Fisher
  Director, Frontera Arts
Project Information
  Claudio Valdés Kuri (Artistic Director) Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes. Written by: Pedro Calderón de La Barca
  Music, Theater
  Contemporary Theater / Multi-disciplinary
  Mexico, United States
  In 1636 Pedro Calderón de La Barca writes “Life is a Dream”. Thirty years later he enters the priesthood and writes a new version (as a Mystery play) that chronicles Man’s search for clarity and self‐knowledge in a journey of trials and rites of passage. Filled with powerful imagery, fueled by allegorical language, the work invites and provokes the idea of seeing beyond the immediate in quest of a deeper and truer meaning.

Hailed by the critics at its premiere in 2014, the staging of this innovative production draws its inspiration from sacred geometry and alchemy, incorporating contemporary movement, symbolic and traditional dances, Mexican Baroque music
and folk songs. The performance by the multi‐talented actor/singer/dancer/musician male cast is adept, seamless and versatile making for a magnificent, moving and uniquely theatrical experience.
  130 minutes (with possible intermission)
  14 performers, 1 director, 2 technicians, 1 company manager
  March 21, 2014
  FMX Festival de México, Mexico City
  $25‐$30K (estimated) plus travel, accommodation and ground transportation
  International touring opportunities beginning in 2015 and underwriters for surtitles in multiple languages
  New York 2015 ISPA Congress
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