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Desplazados/ Displaced at Northern Spark

  • St. Paul Farmers' Market 290 5th Street East Saint Paul, MN, 55101 United States (map)

A new performance work by Deborah Elias at Northern Spark 2017

It could be us…

Do you ever wonder what would happen if you lost everything?

If you were forced to leave your home? To leave loved ones behind?

Where would you go?

Who would help you?

How could we help each other?

Let the heart-pounding rhythms and soulful tones of flamenco lead you through this journey. Through on-site and roving flamenco performances, Desplazados/Displaced will explore these questions, illuminating and expressing the plight of people displaced from their homes by the impacts of climate change.

Featuring puppets by BareBones Productions and a compelling cast of 15 dancers and musicians, be prepared to pitch in, sing along, and help save us from the flood – Connecting is the best hope we have to save us all.

On-site performances will tell the story in three scenes:

  • Home: Where do we belong?
  • Destruction: We must work together to survive
  • Grief: Goodbye, adios

Roving performances throughout Lowertown will embody the sense of displacement and traveling with nowhere to go.


St. Paul Farmers' Market (north end, along 5th Street)

290 5th St E, St. Paul, 55101

On-Site Performance Times

  • 9 pm
  • 10:30 pm
  • Midnight
  • 1:30 am
  • 3 am

Note: On-site performances are 15-20 minutes long. Roving performances will take place at random between on-site performance times.


  • Deborah Elias, Director, Choreographer, Dancer
  • Vicente Griego, Guest Singer, Albuquerque
  • Trevor May, Guitarist
  • Peter Schulze, with BareBones Productions, Puppet Designer and Technical Advisor
  • Andrea J. Frenzel, Dancer
  • Molly Stoltz, Dancer
  • and members of the Coro Flamenco Street Choir: Belén Junquera, Erin Govrik, Carlos Merino, Mercedes Merino, Robin Moede, Chloe Elias Morse, Rafi Salido, Sonia Tuduri

Desplazados/Displaced is presented by Deborah Elias Danza Española as a part of Northern Spark 2017, produced by Northern

From sunset on June 10 to sunrise on June 11, Northern Spark 2017 is a free all-night art festival exploring the effects of climate change through participatory projects happening in neighborhoods along Metro Transit’s Green Line.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


Later Event: July 10
Flamenco Camp for Kids