La Boca Theater began work on our second piece, Los Diablos, with a residency in Venezuela researching the afro-carribbean festival 'Los Diablos Danzantes'. We developed a collective piece based on the folk stories surrounding this performance ritual, incorporating the Diablos' traditional masks, costumes, and choreography, as well as creating representations of the devils in our own lives. Finally, we took to the stage in New York, inspired by 'Los Diablos Danzantes' of Venezuela to dance as devils, face our fears, and so doing purge our (international) community of evil.
Company: Sarah Ashford Hart, Katharine Coon, Emily Cullitone, Alex Crasser, Dan Lawrence, Evan True
Showings: Venezuelan Embassy, Washington DC, Nov 2006; Barnard College, Sept 2006; Stella Adler Studio, Aug 2006, NY, USA