Holyoke, MA
Project Title
Quiero Volver: A Xicanx Ritual Opera
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
Public Art for Spatial Justice
Grant Amount

Quiero Volver: A Xicanx Ritual Opera is a 60-min multimedia performance altar for women, nonbinary, trans, and genderqueer artists of color to convene and manifest futures. In this ritual gathering, an ensemble of guides (Curandera, Agua Fuerte, Flor Divina, Altar Builder, La Llorona, and La Compositora) offer multi-sensory meditations on motherlessness and loss, resisting violence and oppression, and building chosen family. Quiero Volver centers transcendence, kinship, healing, coalition-building, and collective liberation. The performance includes documentary excerpts from BridgeSong Series, a virtual convening for artists of color to build coalitions for liberation and planetary healing.