Lake Placid, NY: The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is proud to bring La Quinta del Lobo to the LPCA stage on Saturday, February 20 at 7:30 PM for their presentation of Cuentos de la Manglería (The Mangrove Tales) which features indigenous Colombian dance and music rendered through a contemporary lens. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518.523.2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.
About The Mangrove Tales
In The Mangrove Tales (the name given to the collection of stories and popular literature transmitted through oral tradition, especially in the South Pacific), award-winning multidisciplinary artist collective La Quinta del Lobo investigates memory that refuses to disappear, re-examines myths, legends, dances and music, and creates a new production wherein video and light creates a luxurious, mutant and dynamic landscapes and scenario that allows us to visualize these stories, while generating a reflection on the present as well. The use of video and the interactivity of stage action and lighting create a lush landscape for the setting of these stories as we rethink our present.
The South Pacific is a region with complex dynamics – with flows and movements of de-territorialization, conflicts over land, water, timber and mineral wealth which become poverty for the people. It is a society that, at a given moment, turns its back on its people, destroying everything in its path towards an imaginary progress.
This tour is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
About La Quinta del Lobo
La Quinta del Lobo is an interdisciplinary performing arts group from Colombia formed by artists experienced in electronic arts, music and dance. Established in 2010, the group received the Biennial Award for Contemporary Arts by the Gilberto Alzate Avendano Foundation of Bogota in 2013 and the first prize of the “Dance in the City Bogota Festival” in 2012. The group has been staged at various arts festivals in Colombia as well as at the “Experimental Arranges” Art Festival in Brazil and the Contemporary Fusions Festival in Peru.
About the LPCA
Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine Arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.