Mother's Day: A Multi-Arts Performance Commemorating 40 Years of Allende’s Legacy
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
This year Chileans remember their president, Salvador Allende, who died 40 years ago under the hands of a military dictatorship. To commemorate this date, Casa Salvador Allende Cultural Society has commissioned a group of Chilean-Canadian artists to present a multi-arts performance called Mother’s Day.
$20 in Advance $25 at the door $10 for students and seniors
Mother’s Day is one of a collection of stories by Hector Aviles. Hector, an artist by trade, was detained by the Chilean military in Punta Arenas two days after the Coup d’état in 1973. He spent 5 years in a concentration camp in Isla Dawson where he was physically and psychologically tortured. In the midst of these atrocities, he was able to produce artwork, poetry and stories about his experience while in captivity. The performance manages to capture glimpses of Hectors experiences through storytelling, poetry, artworks, photography and video, live music, and dance. In addition, after the show there will be a Q & A period with Hector himself and a chance to see a display of Hectors original artwork.
The production will be delivered by experienced musicians and dancers in our community and it has been designed to reflect our need to keep our history, arts and culture alive. Subtitles in English accompany every story and poem. For more information regarding this event please contact Alvaro Oyarce.
Casa Salvador Allende Cultural Society, CHHA Voces Latinas y Lula Music and Arts Centre.
For more information contact Artistic producer, Alvaro Oyarce, at 416.316.0384.