Voy Soñando, Voy Caminando (I Go on Walking)

Sunday, September 15, 2013
6:00 PM
Westbury Theatre
Trans Alta Arts Barns
10330 – 84 Avenue

Funded in part by the Edmonton Arts Council

A musical play focused on the historical events leading up to the military coup of September 11, 1973 in Chile.vsvc-web-poster

Voy Soñando, Voy Caminando (I go Dreaming, I go Walking) begins with a young fishermans’ son Emilio Gonzalez, played by Alejandro Moreno, that breaks from the family tradition of becoming a fisherman  in a defiant manner and enrolls in the University in Santiago months before the September 11, 1973 military coup. Discovering his own identity he becomes involved in the student movement that supports the existing government of President Salvador Allende Gossens. While at university he meets Amanda, played by Marina Mair-Sanchez and through volunteer work they become politically conscious leading to their increased involvement in the student and Popular Unity movement of the time.

When the military coup transpires, Emilio is caught in the middle of the chaos; leading to a difficult decision…to either leave the country and people he loves, or continue to face the political persecution of the military coup and perhaps even death.

The music of acclaimed singer/song writer, Victor Jara, serves as the foundation for the play and will be performed by the Edmonton Latin America folklore group, de Menor a Mayor with the musical direction of Daymar Calvario.
For more information on this musical production please visit the blog site of Memoria Viva Theatre