Chinese opera and two versions of native culture to take the stage

Traditional Chinese opera, an Indian tribe from the U.S. State of Washington and southern Costa Rica Boruca performers are scheduled to take the stage at the Teatro Nacional.

The Opera Wu de Zhejiang is being sponsored by the Embassy of the People’s Republic.

There are two performances Jan. 23. One is at 11 a.m. and the other is at 7 p.m.

The opera company has a 400-year history, and the performance is described as a mix of singing, acrobatics, dance, theater and juggling.

The Makah Tribe from the State of Washington is sending seven performers who will present among other works the “Thunderbird Dance.”

The visit is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, and the performance is Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. The Makah are ocean hunters and that tradition carries over into the performance.

While here, the Makah performers are scheduled to visit Rey Curré south of Buenos Aries de Puntarenas where they will
witness an abbreviated version of the the traditional Boruca  “Juego de los Diablitos.”

The Boruca presentation at the Teatro Nacional is Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. It is called “El jaguar de la ceniza,” which is reported to be based on the culture’s mythology and world view.

The theater also plans a seminar Feb. 1at 3 p.m. where the rituals and masks of the Makah and Boruca will be the topic. This is a free event.

This is a scene from the Boruca 'El jaguar de la ceniza.'

This is a scene from the Boruca ‘El jaguar de la ceniza.’

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