Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance (New York Premiere)

BRIC Arts | Media

BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year. Our main venue, BRIC Arts | Media House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio, and artist work spaces.

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Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance is a bilingual, cross-border, experimental chamber opera about Pancho Villa, the enigmatic general, legendary bandit, and hero of the Mexican Revolution. Through a non-linear collage of scenes—from or inspired by—the life of the complex, contradictory, and controversial leader, the piece provides a timely lens into the relationships and overlaps between the communities of Mexico, the United States, and the borderlands. Originally commissioned by Ballroom Marfa and co-commissioned by Fusebox Festival, this Creative Capital Award winning project brings together an impressive array of artistic collaborators from both sides of the Rio Grande: Austin, TX-based composer Graham Reynolds, librettists Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol of Mexico City, director Shawn Sides of Rude Mechs, and an ensemble of two vocalists and six instrumentalists built around Grammy-winning producer-guitarist Adrian Quesada.

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