Raíces: El libro de los caminos / Roots: The Book of Journeys

Teatro Visión is partnering with Mexico City street theater ensemble La Quinta Teatro to create a brand new work of theater about migration as a boundless journey. We’re calling this new work Raíces: el libro de los caminos (Roots: The Book of Journeys). Look for the world premiere to take place at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in 2021.
 
 
Because it is always important to Teatro Visión to involve our community in our creative process, we’ll be inviting all of you to join us throughout the process for participatory workshops.
 
La Quinta Teatro is coming to San José in August to meet our community, offer a FREE performance, and conduct participatory workshops where you'll be invited to share your own migration stories. 
 

Schedule of events

Performance
Sunday, August 11
2pm – 5pm
Mexican Heritage Plaza Garden
1700 Alum Rock Ave. San José, CA 95116
 
Get to know La Quinta Teatro at an exclusive FREE performance of their unique, high-energy street theater.
 
After the performance, meet the artists and express your own creativity through participatory activities like mask making, puppet making, painting, and interactive activities involving music and sound. These activities are part of the Creative License Ambassador program of the City of San José Office of Cultural Affairs. #408creates
 
 
 
Workshops
Mexican Heritage Plaza Classroom 5
1700 Alum Rock Ave. San José, CA 95116
 
Join us for one or all of these free participatory workshops, where you will be invited to contribute to our conversation about migration using personal stories, games, and the creation of masks and puppets. No experience is necessary to participate – everyone is welcome. Please register in advance.
 
Monday, August 12, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm: “The Landscapes that Make up our History”
Led by La Quinta Teatro’s Merced García, this workshop will use the techniques of mural and collage to explore how landscapes shape our stories.
 
Tuesday, August 13, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm: “Bridges”
Led by La Quinta Teatro’s Alfredo Romero, this workshop will use words, objects, and stage improvisation techniques to explore our places of origin.
 
Wednesday, August 14, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm: “Walking Stories”
Led by La Quinta Teatro’s Carolina Pimentel, this workshop will explore the malleable, auditory, and movement possibilities of paper in a process of collective story creation.
 
Thursday, August 15, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm: “Memories of the Fire”

Led by La Quinta Teatro director Salomón Santiago, this workshop uses literature to reflect on the common cultures heritage of the world through words and sounds.

 
Questions? Email us at teatro@teatrovision.org or call us at (408) 294-6621.
 
 

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Raíces: el libro de los caminos is being created with funding from a Hewlett Foundation 50 Arts Commission; The Map Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature of Mexico; the Neda Nobari Foundation; and a grant from the City of San José.
 
 
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