Last Friday night in New York City five minutes into watching NACER, the Spanish-speaking production of BIRTH touring the USA this month from Uruguay, I leaned over to my mother and whispered, "I think I like the play better in Spanish than English!"
NACER is that good.
Don't speak Spanish? I don't either.
Neither does my mother.
It doesn't matter.
NACER is poetry in motion, every inch of movement an intentional passionate statement about childbirth today.
In fact, it might be better that you cannot understand the words.
This production forces you to open your senses.
Listen to the melodic birth songs.
Feel the screech of background instruments as Sandy tells her dramatic fall into birth hell...and eventual rise with her second baby to birth heaven. (a nod to ya, Stephanie Dawn :)
Watch actors configured into machines supporting and preventing women to give birth.
Let your heart beat with the rhythm that producer and director Cecilia Jeske from the Perinatal Institute of Uruguay has created with her all-Uruguayan cast.
If you've seen the play, beware: if you're like me, your body's gonna shake with a radiant inner smile.
If you haven't seen the play, notice the sensations filling your body. I guarantee this play will set off every freaking messenger in your body.
The last few dates are in Austin, Texas.
If ya live there, lucky you.
It's at the Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center May 30 and 31st, 6pm.
Go see it.
Really, pick up the phone now.
Did you do it yet?
Your My-Body-Rocks experience is waiting.
(check out the video below of them performing that I shot on my dinky camera at the Museum of Motherhood in NYC :)