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Culture Vultures: A Double Door dance party, ancient poetry, and more


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Wilfredo Rivera, artistic director of Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, saw:

El Nogalar at Goodman Theatre

I thought it was a very interesting take on the Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. Tanya Saracho created a very unique voice and representation of the civil and social changes taking place on the Mexican border, because of the drug cartels; their presence is changing the makeup of families and communities in, unfortunately, a bad way. What really worked, and was really fun, was that Saracho used really interesting, colorful language—and a lot of humor too, as well as tragedy. The nuanced jokes that a Latino person would understand—the familiar colloquial jokes and statements—were great.

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