As part of the upcoming International Festival of Theatre and Human Rights, Aluna Theatre will be presenting IXOK’, a solo theatre/dance piece written by Edgar Flores and Carmen Samayoa and beautifully performed by Mayahuel Tecozautla
The play tackles the military conflict in Guatemala from 1960 to 1996. It specifically talks about the Mayan genocide which occurred between 1978 and 1984 with more than 250,000 victims of whom over 45,000 are still missing today. IXOK’ means WOMAN in Maya-Quiché language.
Mayahuel Tecozautla is an actor, dancer, and choreographer born in Mexico City and based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She has worked in an extensive variety of performing arts settings including theatre, dance, film and TV in Mexico, Canada and Colombia. She has a Major in Performing Arts/Acting from the Theatre University Centre of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, a Speciality in Dance creation from the Choreographic Research Centre of the National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico, and a Master of Arts in Dance from York University in Toronto. Mayahuel is the founder of IXOK’ Theatre Collective which creates and produces performing arts work by Latin American women-performing artists based in Canada.
Performance will take place May 18 & 19 (10:30 p.m.), May 20 (6:00 p.m.) at the Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto)