LAS MISTICAS DE MEXICO
DUPONT UNDERGROUND | MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE | BALTIMORE
2024 opens with a thrilling immersive music-drama-art experience from IN Series, one that brings together music, poetry, art, and creative expression of over four centuries of mystical Mexican female artists. The iconic poet nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, songstresses María Grever, Toña la Negra, and Chavela Vargas, and images by the great Frida Kahlo are joined with contemporary voices of Mexican women creatives continuing the legacy of making visionary art. These artists adorn an anonymous 11th century chant drama in a new English translation by Anna Deeny Morales, who leads a team of non-Mexican female artists finding inspiration in Mexican mystical art. It is a collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute to celebrate 100 years of bilateral relationships between our two countries.
Audiences will experience this immersive art installation with transporting projections by Abigail Hoke-Brady and a new work imagined by one of DC’s most acclaimed artists, Marta Pérez García. Tina Chancey (Desdemona), of the Hesperus Ensemble, leads the music for the mobile performance, featuring ten of IN Series most beloved vocalists, the Washington Children’s Chorus, and traditional Mexican dance.
Created by Maribeth Diggle, Tina Chancey, Anna Deeny Morales, Marta Pérez García, Abigail Hoke-Brady