Given that SDCF is the Directors and Choreographers Foundation, honoring Marcela Lorca, who creates work in both disciplines (often at the same time), feels like a perfect fit. Moreover, Marcela’s nearly three-decade commitment to the Twin Cities as an educator, artist, and leader who has consistently opened doors to a broad range of artists and […]
Given that SDCF is the Directors and Choreographers Foundation, honoring Marcela Lorca, who creates work in both disciplines (often at the same time) feels like a perfect fit. Moreover, Marcela’s nearly three decade commitment to the Twin Cities as an educator, artist and leader who has consistently opened doors to a broad range of artists […]
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation affiliated with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), has chosen Ten Thousand Things Artistic Director Marcela Lorca for its prestigious 2019 Zelda Fichandler Award.
I can’t blame the audience at Orchestra Hall for immediately rising to its feet and showering the performers with a 10-minute standing ovation. It deserved even longer.
Fueled by a formidable battery of percussion instruments, it hummed and shrieked and babbled with the chaotic energies of life itself — one moment meltingly tender, the next lacerated with violent intentions.
La Pasión Según San MarcosComposed by Osvaldo Golijov Artists Minnesota OrchestraMaría Guinand, conductorMarcela Lorca, stage directorJessica Rivera, sopranoLuciana Souza, mezzoReynaldo González-Fernández, vocalist and dancerGonzalo Grau, pianoMikael Ringquist, percussionMarcus Santos, percussionMichael Ward-Bergeman, accordionAquiles Báez, guitarJeff Bailey, bassGuerreiro, capoeira and berimbauChini Perez, dancerJessika Akpaka, dancerBorder CrosSing, choirMinnesota ChoraleAlumni of Schola Cantorum de VenezuelaAhmed Anzaldúa, choral preparation
If Bach was living in Cuba in 1999, he might have written a Passion that was full of mambos and salsas and santería chants
It completes director Marcela Lorca’s first season at the helm of Ten Thousand Things and you can feel throughout that Lorca is an accomplished choreographer, for each movement seems interconnected and flowing toward a mutually agreed upon point. Read the full review at TwinCities.com
TTT’s new Artistic Director Marcela Lorca once again takes the helm, leading this terrific seven-person cast through the shifting times and places of the story with ease.
This play […] is being staged by Ten Thousand Things Theater, directed by Marcela Lorca, the company’s new artistic director. It is both beautiful and tragic, scripted with tenderness, fury and intelligence, and this production succeeds in every way possible. Read the full review at TalkinBroadway.com