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The Worlds of Theater and Film Merge in the U.S. Premiere of Teatro Cinema’s Sin Sangre

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Teatro Cinema makes its U.S. debut here in South Florida with Sin Sangre as part of MDC Live Arts.

Miami, February 15, 2013 - Miami Dade College’s (MDC) MDC Live Arts presents the U.S. premiere of Chile’s acclaimed Teatro Cinema in two trailblazing performances that combine theatre and film in Sin Sangre (Without Blood), at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 15 – 16, at The Colony Theatre.   

Teatro Cinema’s highly stylized theatrical staging is a seamless blend of live action and film projection. The company uses film to create settings, flash back and forth in time, and allow character close-ups revealing inner and outer worlds. As stated by The Scostman newspaper, Sin Sangre delivers “a unique work of art.” 

Sin Sangre is an adaptation of a novella by Italian author/playwright Alessandro Baricco infused with all the darkness of film noir and tension of a 1960s B-movie thriller. The main character is Nina, who after witnessing the murder of her father and brother by three vigilantes, only lives to seek revenge. Decades later, Nina hunts down the last of the killers (the same one who spared her life years earlier) and against all odds, a series of fantasies and hidden desires begin to flow between them.

Teatro Cinema was first founded in 1987 as La Troppa. The group achieved their breakthrough with unique pieces such as El Santo Patrono, Rap del Quijote, Lobo, Salmón Vudú, Viaje al Centro de la Tierra, Pinocchio, Jesús Betz and Gemelos. They were well-received by audiences worldwide, spanning North and South America, Europe and Asia and numbering thousands. In 2006, the company was renamed Teatro Cinema – a conglomeration of artists from the most diverse disciplines who come together for their shared quest for beauty and poetry, literature, image, and music. Their goal is to fuse the languages and techniques of theater arts and cinema into an indivisible entity, create the illusion of travelling through time and space and generate vertiginous stories, which virtually escape the four concrete walls of a theatre. 

MDC Live Arts is an initiative of MDC’s Cultural Affairs Department, created in 1990 as Cultura del Lobo. MDC Live Arts continues a long legacy of bringing unique, diverse performances from around the world to South Florida.  The mission is to present the newest, most challenging contemporary and culturally specific work being created in the U.S. and abroad, with an emphasis on the Americas, and to present work that is reflective of our multi-ethnic community. Our series brings exceptional national and international performing artists to the region and provides opportunities for extensive community engagement through residency activities within the eight-campus college system, and through partnerships with other local arts providers.

As part of MDC Live Arts’ core commitment to create meaningful educational experiences, a unique educational residency with Teatro Cinema will be offered. Created in 3 distinct modules, the residency covers topics such as storyboarding, scripting, narration, masks and interactive performance with multimedia. MDC theater students and local professional artists will get a rare glimpse into the company’s complex rehearsal and staging process and will also have the opportunity to learn firsthand how to use this highly technical, multi-dimensional theatrical format.


MDC Live Arts Presents Teatro Cinema in Sin Sangre (Presented in Spanish with English supertitles)

  • WHEN: Friday, Mar. 15, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday, Mar. 16, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • WHERE: The Colony Theatre 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
  • COST: Tickets are $25 for the general public and $10 for MDC students with valid identification.

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