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May 1 Sun
5:00pm
Free

El Circo Anahuac: An Aztec Opera

El Circo Anahuac – An Aztec Opera
opera
Schoenberg Hall Watch Livestream

El Circo Anahuac is an Aztec opera presented with a modern circus troupe that tells the classic Nahuatl tale of the birth of the twin volcanoes outside Mexico City: Popocatepetl, the “Smoky Mountain,” and Ixtlacihuatl, the “Sleeping Woman.”

The composer David Reyes and the librettist Maria Elena Yepes wrote, produced and created this one-hour and fifteen-minute opera. It is an original, independent artistic endeavor that tells a well-known Mexican and Mexican American cultural tale, a story approximately six hundred years old. Written primarily in English and Spanish, with several Nahuatl names and references, the opera production includes stage props, film, dancers, five actors with voices, stagehands, seven musicians, a narrator dressed as a circus ringmaster and indigenous breath and percussion instruments of Mesoamerica and Mexico played by Christopher Garcia.

Executive Producers:
Steven Loza
MariaElena Yepes
Director: Steven Loza

Producer: David Reyes
Composer: David Reyes
Librettist: Maria Elena Yepes
Choreographer: Janelle Gonzalez

Presented by Brown Fist Productions, LLC 2022

This event is made possible thanks to support from the UCLA Center for Latino Arts (CLA), UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies, and a grant from the UCLA Chancellor's Arts Initiative.

Admission is Free. Donations received with event RSVPs will support the UCLA Center for Latino Arts.

Early arrival is recommended for the live concert. Registrants receive priority up until 15 minutes before the event.Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

MASKS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED.
ATTENDANCE / ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING + VALID PHOTO ID:

Proof of full vaccination against COVID 19 – This means two weeks since the final dose of the vaccine
-OR-

Proof of Negative COVID test no older than 72hrs
This test result must include: First & Last Name, Date of sample collection, Negative result

WHILE INSIDE THE VENUE:

No Food or Drink allowed in the building.

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VIRTUAL EVENT

This virtual event is FREE! Tune in via Livestream.

PARKING

Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Costs range from $1 for 20 minutes to $20 all day. Learn more about campus parking.

ACCESSIBILITY

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.

PHOTOGRAPHY

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music welcomes visitors to take non‐flash, personal‐use photography except where noted. Share your images with us @UCLAalpert / #UCLAalpert on Twitter + Instagram + Facebook

FOOD & DRINK

Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!

Acknowledgment

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

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