Inspired by the Mayan myth of Xb’alanque, the moon twin-god from the “Popol Vuh”, we are presented with the story of a gentle deity doomed to watch the miseries, tragedies & laments of human kind, in an effort to find a cure for sadness. Tzaqik is a contemporary mystical performance dedicated to the many that seek a better tomorrow.Inspired by various cultures from around the world and their many myths & stories, Tzaqik aims to thrill & captivate our audiences by integrating multilingual verse, original music & stylized movement, along with experimental visual designs in order to compose an unforgettable experience. Choreographed by Piper Bockstahler, directed by Shelby Caughron & Jesús López Vargas & fully composed by Dimitri Soto & Ezra Anisman, Tzaqik hopes to tell and represent the tragedies, but most importantly the triumphs, of many different groups of marginalized peoples around the world.
20-min talk backs with the design team & performers will take place after each evening performance.
To reserve seats go to tzaqik.eventbrite.com
SPONSORS: Brown Bag Theater Company, UCI Illuminations, Moon Collective & K.B. Theatre Company.