Friday, March 15, 2024 @ 6:00pm – 7:30pm (EDT)
Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States
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$50 ($30 student)

Juana Inés de la Cruz — Selected works
María Grever — Selected works

"Las Místicas de Mexico" brings together music, poetry, art, and creative expression of over four centuries of mystical Mexican female artists. The iconic poet nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, songstresses María Grever, Toña la Negra, and Chavela Vargas, and images by the great Frida Kahlo are joined with contemporary voices of Mexican women creatives continuing the legacy of making visionary art. These artists adorn an anonymous 11th-century chant drama in a new English translation by Anna Deeny Morales, who leads a team of non-Mexican female artists finding inspiration in Mexican mystical art. The production is a collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute to celebrate 100 years of bilateral relationships between our two countries. Audiences will experience this immersive art installation with transporting projections by Abigail Hoke-Brady and a new work imagined by one of DC's most acclaimed artists, Marta Pérez García. Tina Chancey (Desdemona), of the Hesperus Ensemble, leads the music for the mobile performance, featuring ten of IN Series most beloved vocalists, the Children's Chorus or Washingto, and traditional Mexican dance.

The performance runs for approximately one hour. The audience will experience the work by moving freely through the space, weaving between the performers and the art. Chairs will be available for those with mobility issues. Audience size will be strictly limited to 40 patrons per performance.

- Mar. 9-10 at Dupont Underground in Washington, DC
- Mar. 15-16 at Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington, DC
- Mar. 23-24 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Baltimore, MD

Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington DC

2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
United States