september, 2015

14sep7:00 pm9:00 pmAnywhere But Here with Carmen Aguirre

Event Details

Anywhere But Here with Carmen Aguirre is an evening about finding freedom across borders, culture and art. The author of the award-winning play The Refugee Hotel and the bestseller Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, Carmen Aguirre is a revolutionary writer we want to know more about. Escape into her world for a night. Witness scenes from her new play Anywhere But Here. Get a guide to guns and 1970s radical feminism. Tap into the first-person experience of crossing one of the most dangerous borders in the world with Wendy Mendez, founder of HIJOS (Children of the Disappeared) in Guatemala. Explore moving migrant shrines created by community participants with master shrine builder Marina Szijarto (Night for All Souls at Mountain View Cemetery), inspired by the migrant shrines along the Mexico/US border. And join the rest of the audience and occupy the dance floor in a sizzling salsa lesson with Carmen, whose family brought cumbia to Vancouver in the ’70s.

A Roundhouse partnership with Playwrights Theatre Centre and Carmen Aguirre

Commemorate your border crossings, transitions, and people left behind a free shrine-building workshop. Inspired by shrines along the Mexico-US border, yours can be part of the performanceAnywhere But Here with Carmen Aguirre at the Roundhouse on Sep 14. Workshop participants attend the event for free. This workshop is presented by Playwrights Theatre Centre
Wed | Sep 9 | 7-9pm | Free | 9226 | 19+ | Rm C
Instructor: Marina Szjiarto

Supported by City of Vancouver Cultural Services, The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Province of British Columbia.

Dates, Tickets, Information

Anywhere But Here with Carmen Aguirre
Mon Sep 14, 7pm Exhibition Hall
TICKETS Pay what you can
INFO Belinda Bruce,, 604-685-6228 ext 2

Community Shrine-making Workshop
Wed Sep 9. 7-9pm, Room C
REGISTER Online or call 604-713-1800 press 1





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