The Luna Negra company presents new works by three Latino choreographers at the Harris Theater, under the broad rubric of “Nuevo Folk.” The theme provides plenty of space for interpretation: Edgar Zendejas finds animus in the “beauty and cruelty” of ancient Mayan and Aztec cultures in “Plight, ” an abstract piece that has the body-stocking-clad company undulating to an eerie score that features a child reciting barely discernible fragments of Spanish lullabies. The fluid movements are haunting and challenge cerebral interpretation. In contrast is Joel Valentin-Martinez’s cinematic “Tlatelolco Revisited,” a narrative rendering of the Mexican army massacre of protestors in Tlatelolco Square, shortly before the 1968 Olympic Games. Also featured is a duet by Luna Negra director Eduardo Vilaro—a marriage of classical sensibility and round Cuban motions, rendered with Vilaro’s signature whimsy, humor and nostalgia. Expect a variety of flavors, appealing to different palates. (Sharon Hoyer)
At the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 East Randolph, (312)334-7777. This production is now closed.