Juana: First (I) Dream

Jan 5 - Jan 14

Event Details

  • Fri, Jan. 5
    8:00 pm
  • Sat, Jan. 6
    8:00 pm
  • Sun, Jan. 7
    3:00 pm
  • Fri, Jan. 12
    8:00 pm
  • Sat, Jan. 13
    8:00 pm
  • Sun, Jan. 14
    3:00 pm

All Ages

The Long Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to broadening the appreciation and enhancing the enjoyment of the cultural arts.



A’lante Flamenco presents Juana: First (I) Dream, January 5 – 14 in Rollins Studio Theatre.

As six voices fill the air with transcendent music, a lone female dancer beats staccato rhythms with her feet. Brilliant, determined, defiant—this is Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, 17th century Mexican nun, scholar, writer and advocate for women’s education.

Juana raised her pen as a warrior against hypocrisy hundreds of years ago, but her words still sound as fresh and relevant as today’s headlines. A’lante Flamenco brings Juana and her world to life through fiery Flamenco music and dance, with the voices of the Texas Early Music Project adding Baroque choral works from Juana’s era. Juana: First (I) Dream is inspired by Sor Juana’s lifelong fight for knowledge in a patrimonial world that forbade women’s independence, ambition, and scholarship. Be prepared for a totally unique and immersive experience!

About A’lante Flamenco

A’lante Flamenco Ensemble, based out of Austin, Texas, excites audiences with a blend of traditional and contemporary flamenco music and dance. A’lante Flamenco was formed in 2011 by Artistic Director/Choreographer Olivia Chacón and Music Director Isaí Chacón with the object of presenting flamenco to Texas and regional audiences in the freshest and most creative way possible. Since then A’lante Flamenco has grown in both size and vision, now incorporating 11 permanent members—7 dancers and 4 musicians—and producing popular traditional flamenco shows as well as innovative flamenco theater works incorporating multimedia and addressing relevant social issues. A’lante Flamenco’s work aims to reach audiences on a visceral level, provoking emotional responses through music andance that crosses cultural and linguistic boundaries. A’lante Flamenco has  been the recipient of three Austin Cirtics’ Table Awards in recent years, for Best Dancer (Olivia Chacón) and twice for Best Dance Ensemble Performance.

For more information, visit www.alanteflamenco.com.

The Texas Early Music Project (TEMP), directed by Daniel Johnson, is a special collaborator in Juana: First (I) Dream. Founded in 1987 by Daniel Johnson, the Texas Early Music Project is dedicated to preserving and advancing the art of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical music through performance, recordings, and educational outreach. TEMP offers six concerts per year, and their singers also perform regularly with other groups throughout the region. TEMP is very proud to be in residence at the Armstrong Community Music School, where they offer coaching and instruction in historical performance practice. For more information, see www.early-music.org.

Questions? Call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664), TTY (800) 735-2989.