One Yellow Rabbit presents
January 24 – 26, 2019
Thursday – Saturday Various Times
Vertigo Studio Theatre
#161, 115 9 Ave SE
Part of the 33rd annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts
Celebrated writer and performer Carmen Aguirre leads a public Latin American dance lesson, woven with hilarious stories of her experiences in the hidden world of dance halls in Canada. DJ Don Pedro creates an irresistible musical environment to get even the most reluctant dancer up on their feet! Daring, sexy, and, above all, fun, Carmen’s performance consists of an extended salsa dance lesson that flows into her remarkable stories of intimacy, politics, culture and the forgotten origins of the salsa.
Everyone in the audience dances as the evening swiftly transforms into one of the dance halls Carmen vividly describes, bringing us deeply into one of Canada’s most unique milieus…the Latin American dance halls that most people have never heard of. Gather together to listen, move and be moved!
Carmen Aguirre is a Vancouver-based writer, performer, and activist. Her many plays include the Nightswimming hit Blue Box (national tour to 12 cities, 2012-14), Refugee Hotel, and The Trigger. Her best-selling memoir Something Fierce won the 2012 CBC Canada Reads competition; her second memoir Mexican Hooker #1 was published worldwide in 2016.