El Gato Teatro

Gabriella Barnstone


at The Kitchen, November 2001

Laredo is a dance narrative, part fairy tale part Mexican soap opera, set on the Day of the Dead in the small border town of Laredo.  It tells the story of La Dama and the men who pursue her, the Dandy and the Angry Ranchero.  The characters are inspired by the picture cards in the Mexican bingo game Loteria.  In Laredo they find themselves ruled by obsession, a force that compels them to crisscross the borders between life and death, love and solitude.

Laredo from Gabriella Barnstone on Vimeo.