New dance opera set to present transgender tragedy in Birmingham

New dance opera set to present transgender tragedy in Birmingham
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Posted on 20 Feb 2020

A new dance version of a famous opera is set to focus on a young male sex worker and his life-changing dilemma - should he sacrifice his gender in exchange for a better life?


DeNada Dance Theatre’s Mariposa (meaning ‘butterfly’ in Spanish), based on Puccini’s Madame Butterfly,  is a transgender tragedy brimming with magical realism and drama. It will premiere this month at Birmingham’s DanceXchange.

"Mariposa is all about representing ethnically diverse LGBTQ+ narratives onstage,” says DeNada’s director, Carlos Pons Guerra - one of contemporary ballet’s most highly rated emerging queer voices. “It's therefore fantastic that it is opening its wings in a city as multicultural and diverse as Birmingham.” 


DeNada Dance Theatre’s Mariposa shows at DanceXchange, Birmingham, on Friday 27 & Saturday 28 March, book HERE

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