El Taller Latino Americano

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WHERE IS HOME? A night of music, dance, and sculpture

El Taller Latinoamericano will be hosting a special cross-fertilization of art,music, and dance.

Where Is Home? will showcase a mother/son collaboration between visual artist Joan Carlon and saxophonist/ composer Paul Carlon. The third element, dance, will be provided in spectacular fashion by world-renowned rumbatap dancer Max Pollak.

Where Is Home? is the name of a series of multimedia sculpture works created by Ms. Carlon revolving around the theme of immigration and the disruption and upheaval caused when people leave their homes in other countries for whatever reason and come to the United States. The work features testimonials of people from all over the world, collected by Carlon and incorporated in various ways into the visual presentation.

The musical suite called Where Is Home? was created by Paul Carlon to express in sound the thematic motive of the visual work. It utilizes kalimba, brass, woodwinds, a vocalist, and a rhythm section, and mixes jazz, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian influences.

Rumbatap artist Max Pollak will be adding a combination of choreography and freestyle improvisation to the evening to bring the theme to living, breathing, moving life.