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JCTC's 3rd Annual Voices International Theatre Festival features 'Bogumer' by Verónica Cendoya

Performing.  Jersey City, 15/09/2021

The Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents the 3rd annual Voices International Theatre Festival, a three-week festival mixing both virtual and in-person events in venues throughout Jersey City, from Sunday, September 26 to Sunday, October 17. While welcoming companies from many parts of the world, including the former Soviet Union, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, Voices puts special emphasis on engaging local artists and groups, especially those creating contemporary or traditional work inspired by cultures from abroad. The overarching theme of the 2021 Festival is “art and democracy.”




A new annual sidebar of the Festival will be an Immigration Arts Summit – a full day of performances and collaborative workshops convening tri-State organizations, community leaders and cultural influencers – on Sunday, October 3.  The festival’s Opening Day, on Sunday, September 26 at J. Owen Grundy Park (promenade and pier), off the intersection of Hudson and Montgomery Streets, will feature open-air performances, a mini dance-theater workshop, and an array of local businesses sharing information about their products and services.  The Opening Ceremony at 6:00pm will feature screened and live greetings from participants around the world, plus a screening of an official Festival Selection.

 

About BOGUMER (or Children of Lunacharski), a dance-theatre project created and directed by Verónica Cendoya.

Moscow. January 16th 1918. A year after the overthrow of Tsar Nicholas I, Anatoly Lunacharski, Lenin's People's Commissar and later Ambassador to Spain during the Second Republic, organized a trial against God in Moscow, where he charged God with genocide and sentenced him to death. At dawn the next day a firing squad fired a burst of shots into the air, towards the Moscow sky: God had been executed.

SO, WHAT?
When God is dead, to whom do we entrust our destiny? Who do we then point to when we are looking for someone to blame? 

A society immersed in bewilderment.
7 survivors of different ages, backgrounds and abilities.
7 survivors of a revolution who meet.
A timeless space; the remains of an old society that has just been orphaned by its top leader; a total paradigm shift.
7 beings faced with the realization of the loss of any single and universal basis.
7 lost people with a blank page before them.

In front of them, the frenzy of feeling totally free; without limits.

Another story to be written.

 

The Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC)

The 3rd annual Voices International Theatre Festival

September 26 to Sunday, October 17, 2021

BOGUMER  created and directed by Verónica Cendoya

October 9 at 12:00pm EST. Screening and talkback with the artists.

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  • Generalitat de Catalunya Govern Illes Balears Ajuntament de Barcelona

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