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Lumedia Musicworks offers the story of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz online through Jan. 6

The short film stars a Rowlett resident and is directed by a Lewisville resident.
Lumedia Musicworks recently debuted a short comedic documentary film and performance online about Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. The event is the latest installment of Stories, a celebration of women composers in early classical music.
De la Cruz (1648-95) was a Mexican nun, writer, poet and composer during the Baroque period. She’s known as the Phoenix of Mexico.

Register to watch the episode at no charge at Donations are accepted and go toward funding Lumedia artist performances at senior centers throughout Dallas-Fort Worth. The installment will be available through Jan. 6.

Dallas-based nonprofit Lumedia is an early classical music ensemble working across multiple mediums to draw in new and diverse audiences. Lumedia offers both live and online performances accompanied by short films it produces. Its short films have won national and international awards. Lumedia boasts fans from as far away as South Africa and Australia.

“Sor Juana is a respected philosopher and artist who spoke out against abuses of the Spanish government and the Catholic church,” said Julianna Emanski, Lumedia’s artistic director and a Grammy nominee. “She was a champion for the indigenous people.”

Hannah Ceniseros of Rowlett plays the composer. Jendi Tarde of Lewisville directed the film.


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Wednesday, December 29, 2021