May 12, 2019 –
“Desplazado” is the correct word to define a migrant: a person forced off their land, away from their culture. For Mexican storyteller Valentina Ortiz, migration started at age two. As she walked the paths of the world she learned to love, laugh, cry, sing, and tell her stories. “En el Camino~Stories of Love and Migration” will take you from the child faced with the learning of several languages to the grown woman who whispers to her plastic pet alligator as she roams the streets of New York.
Appropriate for adults and youth 12 and older.
Valentina Ortiz speaks the ancient Aztec wisdom as well as the modern stories of Mexico. She has been on stage since she was six as an actress, musician, and storyteller. In Mexico, the US, and other parts of the world she works for children and for adult audiences. She now deeply enjoys multilingual storytelling – Spanish, Nahuatl, English, and French – and continues to work in small Mexican communities bringing the stories back home.