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The Camino Project emerged from Theatre Y's walk across Spain's Camino de Santiago in 2017, a 500-mile pilgrimage route dating from the 9th century. During this trek from the French border to Finisterre (Latin for "the end of the world"), we attempted to find in the ancient practices of walking and hospitality new possibilities of social life rooted in the fragility, care, and tempo of the body. The Camino Project-a six-hour participatory experience-extends this investigation to Chicago audiences. Theatre Y has partnered with The Bureau of Transient Affairs and veteran European choreographers Denes Dobrei and Heni Varga to create a performative travel guide that immerses attendees in a walk designed to prepare them for travels both physical and internal, real and imaginary, alone and in improvised community.
The Camino Project Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended
"...The evening concludes at an artists' collective made up to look like a Spanish albergue (hostel) where actors and audience members enjoy dinner and kibitz. The highlight is one of the hosts (Arlene Arnone) dancing and singing "My Way," as well as photos of the actual Camino de Santiago. Through camaraderie, introspection, and an eventful journey, this secular art pilgrimage reflects the spiritual goals of the original."
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Picture This Post - Highly Recommended
"...What especially does happen are ensemble dances betwixt pillars for overhead roads, in a blooming English garden or on landings across from the foot-powered swan boats in Humboldt Park, and the like. The script is not so much narrative as dreamscape vignettes populated by Don Quixote and the Wizard of Oz and surprise after surprise that would be spoilers to detail."
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