Thursday, February 7, 2013

Feb 8 & 9: Elia Arce

First Woman on the Moon 
February 8th & 9th at 8pm
Featuring Costa Rican-based performer, writer, director and filmmaker: Elia Arce  

at Links Hall
3435 N. Sheffield Ave 
Tickets: $15 General Admission/ $12 Online/ $10 Students & Seniors 

Performance artist Elia Arce conducts an investigation of space, movement through it and the claiming of one's own. Through the use of her body, language, sound and visual images, Arce leads us through a series of places both physical and emotional, from the dark, lush jungles of her Costa Rican roots to the barren, lunar landscape of her adopted desert home.  "First Woman on the Moon" was featured at the First International Latino Theatre Festival in Los Angeles and at the First Performance Art Festival in Chile.  In this piece, Arce explores the body as a site of memory and the eye of the camera as a paradigm for her unique visual constructions. She combines highly poetic scripts with multimedia projections. "First Woman on the Moon" is a compelling ritual-like meditation about the spiritual meaning of life.

About the Artist:
Elia Arce is an internationally known artist and cultural activist working in a wide variety of media including performance, experimental theater, film/video, writing, spoken word and installation. She is the recipient of the J. Paul Getty Individual Artist Award, The Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Durfee Foundation and a 1999 nominee for the Herb Alpert/CalArts Award in Theater.