Shadow games: De La Guarda plays with light in its unique performances

When audiences enter the Daryl Roth Theatre in New York, they are corralled cattlelike into a holding area before entering the performance space. Show posters like highway signs indicate the direction of the evening with the tease "Learn to Fly." And that is exactly what Argentinean theatrical troupe De La Guarda sets out to do--teach audiences to transcend theatrical conventions in Villa Villa, a 70-minute spectacle that is part theatre, part dance piece, part rave.

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