Bill Cameron


Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre

Every Fri. and Sat. from April 6-14
8 p.m.
Every Sun. from April 8-15
2 p.m.

Along with joyful exuberance, flamenco dance resounds with the drama of personal and political trauma. In this welcome remounting of Susana di Palma’s 1996 work Garden of Names, Zorongo Flamenco teams up with Joe Chvala’s Flying Foot Forum and an international team of artists led by the indomitable di Palma. Garden of Names revolves around Argentina’s desaparecidos, or disappeared—the thousands of activists, students, journalists, and others kidnapped, tortured, and murdered during a period of state terrorism in the 1970s. Based on Lawrence Thornton’s award-winning novel, Imagining ArgentinaGarden of Names centers on the ability of artists to both embody pain and engender healing. This haunting spectacle includes a harsh and splendid solo, originally performed by di Palma to Holly Near’s “Hay una Mujer Disaparicida,” sung by Near and the iconic Ronnie Gilbert. A brilliant expression of anguish and fortitude, it will be performed here by Puerto Rican phenom Jeanne d’Arc Casas.