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Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning - St. Cloud State University

“The Little Prince/El Principito”

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A Bilingual Play (Spanish and English)

Performed by: El Cuerpo de Artes Teatrales  (CAT)

Universidad de Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus.

St. Cloud State University (SCSU), in conjunction with Great Theater, is pleased to welcome El Cuerpo de Artes Teatrales (CAT), a student theater group from Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR) Cayey Campus, to St. Cloud on April 14th-18th, 2014.

El Cuerpo de Artes Teatrales (CAT) was founded on 2004 by UPR students Humberto Torrres and Oscar Gonzales. The organization’s mission is to create a series of socio-cultural activities where theater is promoted as a universal language, and where its Hispanic roots are highlighted nationally and internationally.

In 2008, CAT was awarded first prize at the International Festival de la Beira Interior in Portugal with the play “A Trip Around the World in 80 Days”. They competed against similar student groups from Mexico, Spain, Brazil, and Portugal.

El Cuerpo de Artes Teatrales

CAT is planning in offering two performance of the bilingual play “The Little Prince/El Principito” this spring in Minnesota. The play is based on the book “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. The story contains reflections on the themes of friendship, love, imagination, and the significance of an individual in the world. It is also known for its childlike simplicity and profound wisdom.

The staging of the play, the Little Prince, is based on a poetic tale that is accompanied with illustrations made with watercolors by Saint Exupéry. It is about a pilot who is lost in the Sahara desert after his plane breakdowns; it is there where he meets the prince, who comes from another planet. This great story has a philosophical theme, which includes social criticism about how different the world is view from an adult’s perspective and that of a child.  During the narration, we see a change of heart on the main characters, as the play shows, through symbolism, and the importance of looking at the world in awe.

 

Free Performance:

April 16, 2014

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Reception to follow

Little Theater in Atwood Memorial Center

St. Cloud State University

 

School Performance:

April 17, 2014

1:45 - 2:45 pm

Melrose Middle School

Melrose, MN

 

About the workshop:

Free Body Movement Administrator and Implementation Stage

Theater is play, action, and movement. We play, we have fun, we warm up the body and teamwork is our goal. We define acting as the constant study of a character that lies within the actor, an inner focus we bring out using the references we know to expose, in the body, the idea of personal work. Movements are then integrated to the action but are not just moving around on the stage, it is the actors fully immersed in their character and transmitting a pure artistic expression.

In the workshop, the actor must be detached, they must be barefoot, wearing comfortable clothing, and without any accessories that can hamper movement. Only the actor in his clothes, to ensure that their concentration lies within the exercises, warm up, and on their balance and strength. We then work collectively through games, and finally, individually with improvisations where we stimulate the imagination and, of course, body movement at its best.

April 15, 2014

4:30 - 5:30pm

Great Theatre

919 W Germain St

St. Cloud, MN

 

Program Flyer (Color - PDF)

Program Flyer (B/W - PDF)

Online Registration

**Registration Required**

 

Sponsored By:

Universidad de Puerto Rico

Great Theatre, St. Cloud

Department of Languages and Cultures

Multicultural Student Service

Melrose School District

Center for Continuing Studies

For more information or questions about the performance, please contact:

Elizabeth Valencia-Borgert

Community Outreach Director

Center for Continuing Studies

St. Cloud State University

320-308-0955 (office)

ecvalenciaborgert@stcloudstate.edu

For more information or questions about the workshop, please contact:

Dennis Whipple

Artistic Executive Director

GREAT Theatre

320-258-2787 (office)

Dennis@GreatTheatre.org

 

Find El Cuerpo de Artes Teatrales  (CAT) on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/CUERPO-DE-ARTES-TEATRALES/23861163205

 

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