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BROKEN TAILBONE

Carmen Aguirre, Nightswimming | Photo credit: Erin Brubacher

Commissioned and developed by Nightswimming
Created by Carmen Aguirre
Directed by Brian Quirt
Performed by Carmen Aguirre with DJ Don Pedro

Toronto, Ontario
75 minutes | Mature

SYNOPSIS

Enter into one of Canada’s most unique environments… the hidden Latinx dance halls you’ve never heard of! Celebrated writer and performer Carmen Aguirre is joined by DJ Don Pedro to tell the hilarious stories of her experiences in these secret spaces. Daring, sexy, and fun, Carmen weaves stories of intimacy, politics, culture – and the forgotten origins of the salsa – into a public dance lesson that will have even the most reluctant dancer up on their feet.

Gather together to listen, move and be moved!

SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, February 13 at 7:00pm
THURSDAY, February 14 at 9:00pm
FRIDAY, February 15 at 7:00pm
SATURDAY, February 16 at 9:00pm
Arts Court Studio

BUY SINGLE TICKET $20 |  BUY FULL FESTIVAL PASS $100
Service fees + HST are included in all prices.

REVEWS

“A visceral, sensual dance of resistance” – The Georgia Straight

“Salsa! Merengue! Arms flailing and booty shaking! This interactive performance slash dance lesson took Latinx dancing to a whole new level.”
– The Vancouver Arts Review

AWARDS

  • 10 Most Influential Hispanics, Canada (2014)
  • Outstanding Alumna Award Langara College (2012)