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POSTPONED: Gritos: On Finding the Sources of Our Voices…

This is a past event.

Wednesday, March 18 at 1:00pm

PCA - Paul Cejas Architecture Building, 150
11200 SW 8th ST 33199, Paul Cejas Architecture Bldg, Miami, Florida 33199

This event has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision has been made out of an abundance of caution with the health and well-being of our guests and community in mind. We hope to have a new date soon.

Gritos: On Finding the Sources of Our Voices…
ir’ene lara silva, author
Co-sponsored by Humanities Edge

1PM, PCA 150

While gritos are quintessentially Mexican/Chicanx, this workshop is an exploration of how people of all cultures can learn how to appreciate this unique emotional expression within a historical/cultural context and an art-dedicated context. I’ve found that gritos can help us find our deepest personal voice, ground the creative mind in our bodies, root the voice in our hearts, and both release and control emotion in the body and voice. There will be various visualization exercises, a lot of playing with physical stances, and a great deal of sound-making experimentation. No experience or familiarity with gritos is needed.

Aunque los “gritos” son mexicanos/chicanos por excelencia, este taller es una exploración de cómo las personas de todas las culturas pueden aprender cómo apreciar esta expresión emocional única, dentro de un contexto histórico/cultural y dentro de uno dedicado al arte. He encontrado que los “gritos” pueden ayudarnos a encontrar la voz personal más profunda, radicar la mente creativa en nuestros cuerpos, arraigar la voz en nuestros corazones y tanto liberar como controlar las emociones en el cuerpo y en la voz. Habrá diversos ejercicios de visualización, mucho uso de las posturas físicas y muchos experimentos de creación de sonidos. No se necesita ninguna experiencia o familiaridad con “gritos”.

ire’ne lara silva is the author of three poetry collections, furia (Mouthfeel Press, 2010) Blood Sugar Canto (Saddle Road Press, 2016), and CUICACALLI/House of Song (Saddle Road Press, 2019), an e-chapbook, Enduring Azucares, (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015), as well as a short story collection, flesh to bone (Aunt Lute Books, 2013) which won the Premio Aztlán. She and poet Dan Vera are also the co-editors of Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands, (Aunt Lute Books, 2017), a collection of poetry and essays. ire’ne is the recipient of a 2017 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant, the final recipient of the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Award, the Fiction Finalist for AROHO’s 2013 Gift of Freedom Award, and the 2008
recipient of the Gloria Anzaldúa Milagro Award. ire'ne is currently working on her first novel, Naci, and a second short story collection, the light of your body.