Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Artes de la Rosa tours Latin American Countries with 2015 Season dedicated to the Rhythm of Latin America

Artes de la Rosa
Cultivates the 2015 Season of Cultural Events With
RITMO: Rhythm of the People
In its ongoing mission to bring Latin art & culture to the North Texas Community, Artes de la Rosa’s Artistic Director Adam Adolfo has designed a season to bring to the Rose Marine Theater for the 2015 calendar a season programs that he calls “RITMO: Rhythm of the People.”

When you stop to consider Latin people on the whole, we are an extremely musical and vibrant community. If you’ve ever talked to a “Spanish Mom” you know we don’t just talk with our voices, we sing! Simple conversation turns into dueling arias, not only with words but our hands, and certainly our hearts. The common denominator amongst the diverse Latin cultures of the world is music!

Twelfth Night is Shakespeare’s most musical play and I’m anxious to provide it the excitement of the Samba beat,” says Adam Adolfo. Inspired by Baz Lurhman’s film Moulin Rouge and the musical episode of tv’s Grey’s Anatomy, Adolfo notes that he’s venturing into new territory. “It’s exciting to do something new and different. As theatre makers, if we are not ambitiously trying to break new ground, we might as well just give up.” New and different is certainly the Artistic Directors style and he’s promising that with creative reimagining of Man of La Mancha. “I’m not ready to let the cat out of the bag yet on that show, but I will say that I was inspired by Dallas Theatre Center’s production of Les Miserables. It was daring, provocative, and inspiring… it inspired me to look for another musical that should be seen with fresh eyes. So I dug deep into Man of La Mancha’s book and found a new way to look at the material that excites me to no end. It will definitely be like no production you’ve seen before.”

A Musical Comedy Carnival
February 13th – March 1st

Adapted from Shakespeare and Directed by Adam Adolfo
Musical Director: Kristin Spires
Choreographer: Maegan Marie Stewart

What do Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, and Shakespeare have in common? Twelfth Night! Amid the costumes, confetti, and chaos of Rio’s carnival, 4 young lovers unlock the secrets of their hearts while donning disguises, exchanging kisses, and surrendering to the rhythm of carnival’s samba beat. Transport yourself to the golden sunlight of Rio’s beaches as you holiday by the sea in this deliriously romantic comedy filled with, sun and sand, melancholy and madness,  comedy and chaos… all over flowing with a feast of songs that will leave your heart lighter and your family closer. Adapted by Artistic Director Adam Adolfo, the combination of Latin flavor and Shakespeare’s words mean that “The Rhythm is gonna get ya!”

In collaboration with the Consulate General of Peru
TENTATIVE: March 20th – 22nd

Artes de la Rosa in collaboration with the Consulate General of Peru in Dallas to bring a three day film festival celebrating contemporary Peruvian Filmmaking. All four films are in Spanish with English subtitles.

In collaboration with the Artes Academy Parents Guild
April 25th

Artes de la Rosa and Artes Academy Parent’s Guild present this festival to give families a free, bilingual event that join everyone together in a day of learning, interactive activities designed to stimulate creativity while bringing joy. Join us for performances, crafts, face painters, food and so much more at our afternoon event!

The Musical
May 15th – 31st

Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh & Lyrics by Joe Darion

Directed by Adam Adolfo
Musical Director: Kristin Spires
Choreographer: Maegan Marie Stewart

A thrilling new production of one of the best loved musicals, Man of La Mancha vividly imagines Don Quixote through the life of the great Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes. The musical moves seamlessly between realities and Cervantes’s own outsized imagination, where his noble idealism finds expression in his great literary creation, Don Quixote.  With a heartfelt score that includes the worldwide hit “The Impossible Dream” – Man of La Mancha is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. His dream is Everyman’s dream. His tilting at windmills is Everyman’s great adventure. Somehow, the footlights disappear, time is telescoped and the Man of La Mancha speaks for humankind remaining with your soul well after the shows final bow. Dare to dream the impossible!
In collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico
September 18th – 20th

Celebrating our roots as a movie house, Artes de la Rosa proudly screens films from the history of the Rose Marine Theater. In conjunction with the Mexican Consulate, Artes de la Rosa screens films from the Mexican Golden Age of Cinema featuring Spanish speaking stars Pedro Infante, Dolores Del Rio, Maria Felix, and Cantinflas! Check out the art gallery while you’re here and experience a piece of the Rose Marine Theater’s fantastic history!

October 31st

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with our annual celebration featuring a drum and puppet procession from Marine Park to the Rose Marine Theater Plaza. Complete with music, dancing, face painting and pan de muerto, this family event is a perfect way to celebrate the rich Mexican culture.

Friday December 11th

The traditions continue at Artes de la Rosa with the sounds of the season! Get into the true spirit of the holiday season this year with your family with A MARIACHI CHRISMAST at the Rose Marine Theater on Friday December 11th. With the sounds of traditional mariachis you can ring in Christmas and the New Year with a certain Latin flair.

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Artes de la Rosa is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and interpreting the art, lives, and history of Latino culture for all.