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This post-show discussion panel featuring relatives, friends, and colleagues of Maria Irene Fornes highlights Fornes' immigration to Miami from Cuba in 1945 and her various visits and projects in Miami while demonstrating the critical role that collective archiving, primary research, and biography play in preserving people's legacy. Yovani Bauta (visual artist), Rafael Fornes (architect and nephew of Irene) and Beatriz Rizk, Ph.D. (independent scholar) participate in the panel. The event
In this hands-on program, Dr. Teresa Marrero speaks on the fascinating countercultural origins of tango and its implications in Fornes' Tango Palace . Choreographer CJ Torres provides demonstrations and instruction on the Argentine tango featured in the play. This event will take place directly after the 7:30 pm performance of Tango Palace by Maria Irene Fornes in teh Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
In this conversation, Dr. Lillian Manzor, Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures at University of Miami, illuminates the cultural differences and intersections between the United States and Cuba with emphasis on how biculturalism shaped Fornes' life and work. The discussion is moderated by Dr. Nicole Stodard, Adjunct Professor at NSU. The talkback will take place directly following the 2 p.m. matinee performance of Tango Palace by Maria Irene Fornes