Fandango For Butterflies (And Coyotes)

“The fandango is community.
The fandango, for centuries, has been the container for everything the community is living through.
It’s integrated people’s feelings, hopes, and fears.
The fandango migrated, and I migrated with the fandango.
El fandango emigró, y yo emigré con el fandango.” – Sinuhé Padilla

Inspired by interviews with undocumented immigrants from Latin America living in New York, Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes) will premiere in the winter of 2020 in all five boroughs of New York City! The piece will take the form of a fandango: a community celebration where stories are brought to life through live performance, music and dance.

Photo: Jose, Sinuhé and Andrea; by Anne Hamburger