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LaLloronathon


La Lloronathon






La Lloronathon

a weeklong celebration of the

 

Power of Story

 

All Events FREE

unless otherwise indicated in the schedule

Featuring Performances by:

·       Olga Loya:  renowned bilingual storyteller and author

·       Stella Pope Duarte:  award-winning author and speaker

·       Liliana de León:  master dancer and choreographer, and her students

·       Medea:  The Llorona’s ancient Greek sister, performed by the SMCC Theatre Department

·       An Ofrenda,  built by Jorge Eagar and Club Teach

·       Joe Ray,  Monica-Gisel Crespi, Lalo Cota, and Veronica Verdugo-Lomeli paint the Llorona’s portrait

·       Plus,  DJ  Jonathan Gonzalez from NYC,  speakers from the community, food, drink, interactive art activities, Haunted House and storytellers from the SMCC Storytelling Institute.

 

Thursday, October 27

11:00 am  – 12:15 pm

Featured Storyteller Olga Loya: Storytelling and discussion in PAC 725

1:00 – 2:30 pm            

Medea in Performance Hall,  PAC 708 ($5, free to students with i.d.)

2:30 – 4:30 pm           

Haunted House presented by the Black Student Union, Perf. Hall, $2

5:00 – 6:30 pm           

Medea – Twilight Performance in the PAC Amphitheatre

6:30  - 8:00 pm                       

Lessons from La Llorona: The Life of a Professional Storyteller, Reception for Storytelling Students and Graduates with featured teller, Olga Loya in PAC 725

7:00 – 9:00 pm           

Haunted House presented by the Black Student Union, Perf. Hall, $2

 

Friday, October 28

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Let's wail together - La Llorona Stories and More.
Many different types of La Llorona (the wailing woman) stories are shared, plus a discussion of why the La Llorona stories have remained so popular and what they have to say to us. This workshop is a combination of Loya telling La Llorona stories, a group discussion about La Llorona, and everyone telling stories.

1:00  - 2:30 pm

Medea in Performance Hall,  PAC 708 ($5, free to students with i.d.)

2:30 – 4:00 pm           

Jorge Eagar on Dia de Los Muertos in PAC 725              

2:30 – 4:30 pm

Haunted House presented by the Black Student Union, Perf. Hall, $2

5:00 – 6: pm

Medea – Twilight Performance in the PAC Amphitheatre

7:00 – 9:00 pm           

Haunted House presented by the Black Student Union, Perf. Hall, $2

Saturday, October 29                 La Lloronathon

Ongoing all afternoon:

o   La Llorona  gets her portrait painted by Joe Ray, Monica-Gisel Crespi, Lalo Cota, and Veronica Verdugo-Lomeli on the spot as the stories are told, PAC Amphitheatre Patio.

o   An Ofrenda facilitated by Jorge Eagar in the Studio Theatre, PAC 725

o   Arizona Republic videographers will be here to get more stories for the Arizona Storytellers project.

o   Interactive mural/cube painting on the grass of the amphitheatre

o   Food, drink, face painting, and interactive art activities, on the sidewalks around the PAC Amphitheatre

 

10: 00 am – 12:00 p.m    

Storytelling Training and Video- recording for Arizona Republic’s Arizona Storytellers website in LA 329 (liz.warren@smcmail.maricopa.edu to reserve a spot)

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Haunted House presented by the Black Student Union, Performance Hall, $2

11:30 – 1:00 pm

DJ Jonathan Gonzalez, PAC Amphitheatre Patio

12:00 – 1:00   

ACE Program Registration Event, PAC Amphitheatre             

12:30 – 2:30 pm                                               

Storytelling Training and Video- recording for Arizona Republic’s Arizona Storytellers website in PAC 740 (liz.warren@smcmail.maricopa.edu to reserve a spot)

1:00 – 2:30 pm            

Medea in Performance Hall,  PAC 708 ($5, free to students with i.d.)    

1:00 – 2:15 pm           

Storytelling and Spoken Word: Renowned bilingual storyteller and author Olga Loya, Local Speakers, dancers from the SMCC Dance Dept. and Storytellers of the SMCC Storytelling Institute will tell stories of La Llorona from around the world, PAC Patio.                

2:15 – 2:30 pm

DJ Jonathan Gonzalez, , PAC Amphitheatre Patio

2:30 - 3:45 pm                                   

Storytelling and Spoken Word: Olga Loya, Local Speakers, dancers from the SMCC Dance Dept., and Storytellers of the SMCC Storytelling Institute will tell stories of La Llorona from around the world, PAC Patio.

4:00 – 4:45 pm                       

Stella Pope Duarte, American Book Award Winner, will read from her works, discuss the significance of Dia de los Muertos, and perform her poem “La Llorona Weeps Tonight” with Liliana De-Leon of Flor and Piedra

5:00 – 6:30 pm           

Medea – Twilight Performance in the PAC Patio and Amphitheatre

 

Monday, October 31

9:30 – 10:45  am   

 

Featured Storyteller Olga Loya: Storytelling and discussion,  PAC 725

11:00 am – 12:15  pm 

Featured Storyteller Olga Loya: Storytelling and discussion, PAC 725

6:30 – 8:30  pm   

Myth Informed:  The Aztec Creation, Featured Storyteller Olga Loya Performance Hall

 

The Lloronathon is SMCC’s collaborative arts festival sponsored by the Storytelling Institute, the Achieving a College Education Program, the Theater, Dance, Art, and Education disciplines within the Communication Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division. The Lloronathon has additional support from the International/Intercultural Education program and the Student Club Council, including Club Teach, the Black Students Union, and the Behavioral Health Sciences Club.

Many thanks to all for making it possible


FEATURED GUEST STORYTELLER -- OLGA LOYA

Latina storyteller, performance artist, writer and teacher, Olga Loya uses a dramatic mix of Spanish and English to share traditional tales from Latin America as well as stories from her own varied and colorful life growing up in East Los Angeles. Known nationally and described as an "alchemist" who can conjure up images and fill them with life, her shows are bursting with color and passion. Stories inspired by legend and current headlines, reality and dreams, ancient myths and personal experience, healing stories and tales of extraordinary women are shared with imagination and exuberance as Loya uses her voice, body and sometimes music and dance to draw her audience into the imaginative and surprising worlds of the tales she tells.

She has been a featured teller at many festivals including the Guadalajara, Mexico Festival and the Jonesborough National Storytelling Festival. Loya has performed and taught workshops at colleges, schools, libraries, conferences, festivals, museums, bookstores, and corporations.

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