En Parábola/Conversations on Tragedy
(coming up soon)
by Natalia Lassalle – Morillo
@ Amant Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
March 14th - June 9th 2024
Simultaneously a live performance, experimental film, and installation work, En Parábola: Conversations on Tragedy reimagines the myth of Antigone with a cast of non-professional performers residing in Puerto Rico and within its diaspora in the United States.
Inspired by the original tragedy as a forum for communal catharsis, En Parábola unfolds through extended periods of rehearsal and speculative filmmaking.
The cast combines folks who reside on the archipelago with members of New York City’s Puerto Rican community, displaced in continuous, cascading waves of migration over the last 100 years. Through a collaborative rescripting of collective memory, history, and reimagination of place, En Párabola envisions sovereignty and decolonization beyond intellectual discourse, as transformative processes that include our memory, bodies, collective ghosts, and all that is intangible and ungraspable.
Creator, director: Natalia Lassalle – Morillo
Producer: Xiaoyue Zhang
Co-creators/Performers: Emma Suarez-Baez, Erica Ballester, Nina Rodriguez, Raquel Aurelia Rodríguez
Director of Photography: Mollie Moore, Laura Sofía Pérez
Editor: Natalia Lassalle – Morillo, Laura Sofía Pérez
Curator: Natalia Viera Salgado