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Author, director and performance artist Angélica Liddell will offer a dramatic reading of "Los deseos en Amherst"

Author, director and performance artist Angélica Liddell will offer a dramatic reading of "Los deseos en Amherst" (Desires in Amherst), her book of poems inspired by Emily Dickinson's work.

Los Deseos en Amherst (Desires in Amherst)

A dramatic reading by Angélica Liddell

What poems would Angélica have written in a confinement situation like Emily's? This book of poems is the development of an erotic mystique, elaborated in a state of emotional quicksand, in 2008, under medication, between lethargy and hallucinations, a purgatory that constantly referred Angélica to Emily Dickinson's inner fire. It seemed that Emily was holding her, and Emily's choice became Angélica's only wish, a lighthouse in the eternity of depression. She tried to express with these poems the lack of adaptation in an adult world, the terror she was feeling between adults, and the consequent aesthetic deviation towards the impossible breaking of the taboo.


About Angélica Liddell

Author, director and performance artist Angélica Liddell was born in Figueres, Spain, in 1966. In 1993, she founded the Atra Bilis Teatro and has since created more than 20 productions with them. Her plays have been translated into various languages, and she has won several prizes, including the Silver Lion for Theatre at the Venice Biennale in 1993. As an avant-garde, radical and uncompromising artist, the hallmarks of her work are social criticism, heartrending expressionism, purity and the search for meaning through pain and subversion.

In addition to theatrical texts, she also writes poetry and narrative, and creates performances. For “La casa de la fuerza”, she received the 2012 Spanish National Award for Dramatic Literature.

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How to get there: The best way to arrive is by public transportation. The closest Metro station is Columbia Heights (Green and Yellow line). Limited metered and two-hour zoned parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods. Public parking garage is available at DC USA Shopping Mall (Columbia Heights Metro Station).



Wed, April 25, 2018

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

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Earlier Event: April 25
I Solisti Veneti