ARTSPEAK RADIO, Wednesday, November 25, 2020, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live www.kkfi.org
ARTSPEAK RADIO presents a rebroadcast of El Amor que Mueve el Sol y las Demás Estrellas – The Love That Moves The Sun and Other Stars – a radio play in Spanish based on the lives of surrealist artists Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo.
El Amor que Mueve el Sol y las Demás Estrellas- The Love That Moves The Sun and Other Stars -The fictional drama is inspired by the lives of Lenora Carrington and Remedios Varo. The story begins at their auspicious reencounter, during their exile in Mexico City: the Mexico of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, the Mexico of the Popol Vuh and indigenous healing, the Mexico that provided refuge for Europe’s artists and intellectuals, according to the synopsis.
Surrounded by the “exciting and utterly strange” land where “even the trees were unfamiliar,” they begin to create art unbound by the masculine surrealist manifesto and towards the “true muse.” Nurtured by their immeasurable imaginations and unique friendship, Leonora and Remedios discover that the poetic journey between madness and knowledge lies in reclaiming their own feminine mysteries.
Produced by Kansas City Public Theatre
Written and Directed by Karen Lisondra
Sound design by Amado Espinoza