Summerworks Theatre Festival: IXOK’

In Events on August 5, 2010 by danceumbrella

IXOK’ is a Maya-Quiché word that means WOMAN. In this solo dance/theatre piece, Mayahuel Tecozautla depicts the story of an indigenous woman who flees to the jungle seeking safety for herself and her child. It is based on the stage play by Edgar Flores and Carmen Samayoa, two Guatemalan theatre artists living in exile in France, and is based on the testimonies of Guatemalan refugee women who survived the war. The play tackles the military conflict in Guatemala from 1960 to 1996, and specifically talks about the Mayan genocide that occurred between 1978 and 1984 with more than 250,000 victims, of whom over 45,000 are still missing today.

A part of the SummerWorks Theatre Festival playing at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace (16 Ryerson Avenue)

Tickets are $10 at the door (subject to availability)

OR buy in advance through

August 5th 8:00pm        August 7th 2:00pm

August 8th 4:00pm        August 9th 6:00pm

August 11th 10:00pm      August 14th 10:00pm

August 15th 2:00pm

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