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By Sue Arrowsmith, Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) MDC Live Arts series presents the U.S. premiere of Chile’s acclaimed Teatro Cinema’s Sin Sangre (Without Blood), at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 15 – 16, at The Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road.
Fusing live action with film projection, Teatro Cinema’s highly stylized theatrical performances seamlessly creates settings, taking the audience back and forth in time and allowing character close-ups revealing inner and outer worlds.
Sin Sangre is an adaptation of a novella by Italian author/playwright Alessandro Baricco infused with all the darkness of film noir and tension of a 1960s B-movie thriller. The main character is Nina, who after witnessing the murder of her father and brother by three vigilantes, only lives to seek revenge. Decades later, Nina hunts down the last of the killers (the same one who spared her life years earlier) and against all odds, a series of fantasies and hidden desires begin to flow between them.
The Scostman newspaper praised the performance, stating Sin Sangre delivers “a unique work of art.”
Teatro Cinema was first founded in 1987 as La Troppa. The group achieved its breakthrough with unique pieces, such as El Santo Patrono, Rap del Quijote, Lobo, Salmón Vudú, Viaje al Centro de la Tierra, Pinocchio, Jesús Betz and Gemelos. In 2006, the company was renamed Teatro Cinema, with a goal to fuse the languages and techniques of theater arts and cinema into an indivisible entity, create the illusion of travelling through time and space and generate vertiginous stories, which virtually escape the four concrete walls of a theatre.
MDC Live Arts is an initiative of MDC’s Cultural Affairs Department, created in 1990 as Cultura del Lobo. MDC Live Arts continues a long legacy of bringing unique, diverse performances from around the world to South Florida. The mission is to present the newest, most challenging contemporary and culturally specific work being created in the U.S. and abroad, with an emphasis on the Americas, and to present work that is reflective of our multi-ethnic community.
As part of MDC Live Arts’ core commitment to create meaningful educational experiences, Teatro Cinema actors will engage in residency activities prior to their performances at various MDC campuses and throughout the community.
Tickets are $25 for the general public and $10 for MDC students with valid identification. To purchase, please call 305-237-3010, or visit www.mdclivearts.org.
Chiliean company, Teatro Cinema, will weave theater and film for its U.S. premiere of Sin Sangre.