April 10th, 6:30 to 7:00 PM, I’m Alive: a choral performance composed by Regina Galindo in collaboration with Paulo Alvarado
Galindo, who is widely recognized for her performances critiquing the Guatemalan dictatorship, has created a new work in collaboration with Paulo Alvarado that is inspired by the Ixil community's resistance to General Efraín Rios Montt, who was sentenced to 80 years for genocide in 2013. The sentence was short-lived, as the State annulled it and released him, but the hope and strength of the Ixil women who took him to court remains intact. In a recent interview, one of them argued, "I'm alive and I am witness to the truth," while another commented, "I'm alive to tell what happened." Despite their pain, no one can silence the Ixil women.
During the opening of The School of Nature and Principle, the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will repeat the phrase "I'm Alive" in different registers and tones, embodying the strength and resilience of the Ixil community.
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