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No Holds Barrio
An evening of poetry, performance and tequila slamming.
Written and Performed by Luis Alfaro
Friday, June 22, 2012 at 10pm (after Bruja)
Tickets: Pay-what-you-will at the door
In this hour-long presentation at Magic Theatre, poet and performer Luis Alfaro takes his coming-of-age memoir on stage as he digs deep into his two-tongued history and tries to figure out what makes a Latino best. Filled with humor and heartfelt remembrance, this raucous evening of poetic tales, true confessions, and performance rituals asks the fundamental question: Can you be a Mexican and still love Twinkies? With one foot on each side of the border, Alfaro attempts to fuse his American sensibilities with his Mexican mustache, and keep his balance on the bi-cultural high wire act.
|Luis Alfaro is the author and performer of fifteen solo performance works that have been seen throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, and England, including the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C., the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, and X-Teresa in Mexico City. No Holds Barrio was most recently seen at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago as part of the International Latino Theatre Festival.
The body of his performance pieces constitute what might be called a contemporary Song of Myself, had Whitman run with the homies and written with a spray can.
Alfaro fuses politics, poetry and prose into a sensual and potent amalgam of spoken word. A whirling dervish of ideas and, always, action.
A luminous performer, Alfaro’s movements are both lyrical and awkward; he’s fearless about looking ugly or vulnerable.