EVENT IS POSTPONED.
Dear Community Members,
To protect the health of our San José community, MACLA is taking action to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in accordance with the new guidelines issued March 5 from the County of Santa Clara’s Public Health Department in consultation with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to protect the public’s health. This update contains information about what MACLA is doing, how it impacts our artist community and how you can help.
As a public facing institution, MACLA has been actively monitoring the situation. While this is a difficult decision that has been made with careful consideration, we are postponing our public programs beginning today, including South First Fridays this evening, and the presentation of We Have Iré March 13-15, 2020 due to the Santa Clara County Public Health department’s recommendation cancel public gatherings where large numbers of people will be in arm’s length of one another. Out of an abundance of caution for our staff and youth, we will be closing our afterschool program at the DMC Studios and our gallery through March 13. We will continue to evaluate the situation and update you accordingly.
MACLA is excited to announce the full production of a multidisciplinary play.
Experience a play about hope that explores Cuban artists, immigration and Afro-Latinx themes of jazz, spoken-word, and dance. The all-star cast includes director Rosalba Rolón, jazz composer Yosvany Terry, choreographer Ramón Ramos Ayaló and DJ Leydis.
March 13-15, 3 shows.
The Castellano Playhouse
MACLA, 510 S. 1st St., San Jose, CA 95113
Shows & tickets:
Friday, March 13 – Doors Open: 7:30pm / Show: 8pm
Saturday, March 14 – Doors Open: 7:30pm / Show: 8pm
Sunday, March 15 – Doors Open: 1:30pm / Show: 2pm
General Admission: $20 in advance / $25 at door
Students and Seniors: $10 in advance / $15 at door.
A new multidisciplinary theater piece by Paul S. Flores.
Paul S. Flores, Rosalba Rolón and Yosvany Terry explore the true stories of immigrant Cuban artists living in the US in their National Performance Network and Creative Capital project WE HAVE IRÉ.
Experience theater with live Latin jazz and timba beats, dance, and spoken word to explore Cuban artists, immigration, and Afro-Cuban themes. Developed with jazz composer Yosvany Terry, DJ Leydis, choreographer Ramón Ramos Alayo, and director Rosalba Rolón. We Have Iré is a play about blessing, good fortune, balance, and destiny.
“We Have Iré celebrates Cuban immigrants while giving them space to tell their stories on their own terms, through dance, music, and theater.
The work stars many of the artists themselves onstage—including Flores, Terry as well as Ramon Ramos Alayo and DjLeydis DeCuba. It opens at MACLA / Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana in San Jose March 13-15.
I chose to set the play in a club called ‘Que Rico, Asere!’ ( ‘It’s good to be Cuban, my friend.’) to highlight the joy Cubans bring to all whenever they get together to share their talents,” remarks Flores.
“We Have Iré also focuses on the nuances of Latinx identity, including Afro-Cuban, by breaking down stereotypes and revealing the complexities of being Black, immigrant, female, and bilingual. The artists in We Have Iré are well known in the Bay Area, and have accomplished a high level of excellence in the United States, Cuba, and abroad. This is a chance to know their personal stories of how they became who they are today, what they risked, and how they are inspired to stay connected to their homeland, while living between two countries.”
In We Have Iré, the cast of characters gather to party, dance, and play music, while sharing stories about their traditions, lives in Cuba, and individual journeys from Cuba to the United States and back. Flores’ deeply personal dive into themes of transnationality and citizenship is supplemented by traditional Yoruba songs and dance from Alayo, live Cuban jazz from Terry, Latinx hip-hop and timba beats from DJ Leydis, and bilingual spoken word, to underscore the virtuosity of Afro-Cuban and Cuban-American artists.
Interested in supporting We Have Iré?
Co-commissioned by MACLA and five other independent national arts presenters, We Have Iré is an award-winning production. Join now for your chance to enjoy a donor-unique experience as part of the Producers Circle. You will get a behind-the-scenes look at the production and other special benefits with the cast. Your gift brings contemporary Latinx art to MACLA.
Make a donation by visiting our page at http://bit.ly/WEHAVEIRE