Two accomplished acrobatic stilt-walking groups are collaborating in a bicultural performance at the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson on Saturday.
The touring show is titled Dios de La Adrenalina, God of the Adrenaline, and consists of acrobatic theater, music, and spoken word from the U.S. and Colombia.
"...Nemcatacoa Teatro and Carpetbag Brigade are two of the premiere acrobatic stilt-walking groups in the Western Hemisphere, and what they're doing is they've shared and created a vocabulary in the building of this performance," said Jay Ruby, the founding director of Carpetbag Brigade Physical Theater in San Francisco, Calif.
Ruby said Dios de la Adrenalina is a project that seeks to articulate the human connections that exist across two cultures.
"I think it’s really important, particularly at this time in the U.S., where there is among a certain group in our society, there’s a resistance to ‘other,'" he said. "There’s a resistance to understanding ourselves as a multicultural diverse society. I think to do a project like this is to reaffirm with confidence that we can coexist together."
The performance is free and takes place Saturday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. in front of the Temple of Music and Art.