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Florida Gulf Coast University
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Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

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Music, Theater Performance Featuring Georgina Corbo Based on Lives of Legendary Latin American Women
3/6/2003

FORT MYERS, FL - A new national music theater work based on the lives of three legendary Latin American women will be presented by The Core Ensemble with singer Georgina Corbo at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27 in the Arts Complex black box theater at Florida Gulf Coast University during a free performance. A reception will follow.

“Tres Vidas,” which means “Three Lives,” features Corbo portraying the lives of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni and Salvadoran peasant-activist Rufina Amaya, and includes images of Kahlo’s dramatic visual work, excerpts from Storni’s passionate poetry and passages from Amaya’s heartfelt testimony about the ravages of the Civil War in El Salvador.

“A marvelous example of how an ensemble made up of musicians and an actor can bring their gifts to a stage, individually and collectively, to enlighten, entertain and enthrall an audience,” V.R. Cann of the Portland Press Herald said.

Chilean scholar and award-winning writer Marjorie Agosin, who is a professor of Spanish Literature at Wellesley College near Boston, wrote the text.

The musical score, performed by The Core Ensemble of cello, piano and percussion, includes arrangements of popular and folk music from Latin America, music by tango master Astor Piazzola and new music by composers from Argentina, Mexico and Cuba.

The Core Ensemble has garnered national recognition for its efforts to commission new chamber and multi-genre works, including the 2000 Edward McDermott Award for Excellence in the Arts awarded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Boston Globe hailed the Core as “often formidable, always intelligent, ultimately compelling.

Corbo studied acting and Latin American studies at the State University of New York at Purchase. She has appeared On and Off Broadway at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and in Russia’s International Theatre Festival at St. Petersburg. She has performed on television in Law and Order, New York Undercover, Sesame Street and film of the week “It’s Always Something.”

An accompanying high-resolution photograph is available for download at , file name “Tres Vidas.”

Space is limited and reservations are required.

For more information, contact assistant professor Ingrid Martinez-Rico at (239) 590-7232 or imrico@fgcu.edu .

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