Presented by LOCO7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company & La MaMa E.T.C.
With the production of “In Retrospect,” LOCO7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company investigates how we each construct our personal memory box: how we keep our memories fresh and preserve the things that made us who we are. These include our mothers’ embraces, lost loves, childhood dreams, ideals of youth and struggles of age, loss and birth.
LOCO 7 DANCE PUPPET THEATRE COMPANY
Under the direction and vision of Federico Restrepo, Loco7′s mission has been to develop the use of puppetry as an instrument for the dancer, a style which incorporates dance and design. Utilizing rhythmic music, dancers, body puppets and larger then life marionettes, Restrepo weaves a choreography which extends beyond the body of the dancer. Dealing with themes such as South American Culture & History, the immigrants’ experience and urban life, Restrepo creates an animated movement, in an ever-changing and surreal environment, bringing the stage to life.
“LA MAMA is dedicated to the artist. Our interest has been in the people who make art, and it is to them that we give our support with free theater and rehearsal space, lights, sound, props, platforms, and whatever else we have that they can use to create their work. We want them to feel free to explore their ideas, and translate them into a theatrical language that can communicate to any person in any part of the world. La MaMa is the place where emerging artists learn from established artists and where artists from around the globe share work and ideas.”