Coatlicue Theatre : Caracol, corazón de la tierra, flor de la esperanza.
Summary: Elvira and Hortencia Colorado, Chichimec Otomi storytellers, playwrights, performers and community activists are founding members of the Coatlicue Theatre Company. Based in New York City, they are also members of danza Mexica Cetiliztli, New York Zapatistas and the American Indian Community House. 'Caracol, Corazón de la Tierra, Flor de la Esperanza' was created after the Colorado sisters lived and worked with communities in five autonomous municipalities in Chiapas, México. Their text is weaved from the voices of the Zapatista indigenous women they encountered. It is a collage of their thoughts, stories and music: the fire of their resistance, struggle and hope for a better future. This play was performed at the Francisco Nunes theater in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, as a part of the 5th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, titled Performing Heritage: Contemporary Indigenous and Community-Based Practices (http://hemisphericinstitute.org/eng/seminar/brazil2005/index.html).
Credits: Hemispheric Institute, producer ; Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, producer ; Coatlicue Theatre, creator ; Elvira Colorado, writer ; Hortencia Colorado, writer ; Tamara Underiner, introducer ; Terence Turner, introducer.
Credits: Elvira Colorado, Hortencia Colorado.