Andares is a theater creation about the lives of indigenous youth in México, devised collectively through personal anecdotes, ancestral myths, as well as traditional music and art forms. The play shines light on a range of realities — land usurpation, widespread violence, ancestral duties, community resistance, — that indigenous people face at the crossroads of modern life and tradition. Meaning “pathways,” Andares is a genuine, eye-opening, and intimate close-up on Mexico’s most remote corners and the extraordinary stories of its humble, everyday inhabitants.
The work is performed in Spanish and Indigenous languages with English supertitles.
Makuyeika Colectivo Teatral is a theater company dedicated to creating original works currently centered on the narratives and theatricalities of Mexico’s Indigenous people, touching themes of social, cultural, and human value with keen, artistic sensibility. Meaning “wayfarer” in the language of the Wixarika people, Makuyeika was formed after an extensive search across the country’s Indigenous communities, a project undertaken by Héctor Flores Komatsu as an inaugural recipient of the Julie Taymor World Theatre Fellowship.
Media Sponsor: KUT-FM
Sat, Sep 24, immediately following the performance
For Ticket-holders Only
with company members Josué Maychi, Héctor Flores Komatsu, Javier Soriano, Lupe de la Cruz, and Tania Chan
Fantastical and historical... An affecting exploration...
– The New York Times
these artists…are not afraid to engage the audience in their critique and that allows you to sit and watch their work and feel like you are learning not just about the need for preservation but about the complexities of tradition clashing against modernity.
– The Chicago Tribune