THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: ALBERTO RIOS ON “THE THEATER OF THE NIGHT,” RICARDO ROMO ON HOW THE SAN ANTONIO PHILHARMONICA CELEBRATES DIEZ-Y-SEIS, DIANE RODRIGUEZ ON CHICANO THEATER AND LATINOPIA’S TIMELINE ON 100 YEARS OF LATINO THEATER.
This week we celebrate the Diez -y-Seis a little differently. We showcase Mexicano and Chicano music and theater. We begin with Ricardo Romo’s review of the Diez-y-Seis celebrations at Lanier High School where they welcomed he San Antonio Philharmonic to perform a program of Orchestral music and dance. Ricardo does a great job of putting you there and the array of music is impressive from classical to more traditional forms of Mexican origin music. Do check it out.
Also this week we visit with the late Diane Rodríguez. In this interview she speaks about the origins of Chicano theater. Diane was a member of El Teatro Camepsino in its early days and she has a long history of involvement with the American theater movement. Sadly, she passed away on April 11, 2020. And accompanying Diane’s interview we post the Latinopia timeline of 100 years of Latino Theater. If you haven’t seen it, this is a comprehensive look at Latino theater from its early days in the United States to the present.
And lastly, we showcase a different kind of theater. We visit with Arizona poet Alberto Rios as he reads from the title poem of his collection of poetry, The Theater of the Night.
Enjoy Your week on Latinopia!