In the heart of America, the language of the bodies follows a tortuous path. In a mesmerizing performance midway between dance and theatre, two Indigenous artists from Mexico, of Nahua and Mixteco descent, share their quest for identity by drawing on their cultures and the history of their ancestors. Tlakentli considers the issue of identity in relation to migrations and explores the myth of our original elegance. Presented in the three colonial languages: French, English and Spanish, as well as in Nahuatl.

A Talkback follows the 7:30pm performance February 22.

Produced by Productions Ondinnok (Québec)


  • Date & Time: February 21. 2020 @ 7:30 pm; February 22 & 23, 2020 @ 2 & 7:30 pm
  • Location: Roundhouse Community Centre, Performance Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver)
  • Tickets: $10 – $30 plus service charge & tax