Tres Cantos (1975)
World Premiere: 1975 at Hunter College Playhouse
Choreography by Talley Beatty
Restaged by Nancy Turano
Music by Carlos Chavez, Lorenzo Fernandez, and Silvestre Revueltas
Original Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt
Revival Costume Design by Diana Ruettiger
Original Lighting Design by Chenault Spence
Revival Lighting Design by Joshua Preston
Set to three songs (tres cantos) by Latin American composers Carlos Chavez, Lorenzo Fernandez, and Silvestre Revueltas, Talley Beatty's 1975 masterwork reflects the history of Mexico, from its Aztec roots through the Spanish Conquest to the re-emergence of the native peoples' unconquered spirit. This revival celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mexico's independence.
The revival of Tres Cantos has been made possible, in part, by American Express and the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius.
Photos: Eduardo Patino, NYC