The first installment of Yoani – a new evening length multimedia work to premiere in 2011/2012 at the Kitchen, is based on the real life story of Yoani Sanchez, a Cuban philologist and blogger.
Named "Time 100 Most Influential People" Yoani has achieved international fame and multiple international awards for her critical portrayal of life in Cuba under its current government on her blog, Generation Y http://www.desdecuba.com/generationy/.
From the shortage of lemons to dark nights of male prostitutes, this work will celebrate the life of a silent revolutionary. This first song, Olivia, is about her friend, a transvestite, and her transformation. The words are below. When completed, there will be five songs, that tell the arc of her life.
Yoani is a VisionIntoArt production.
© 2011 Paola Prestini.