Piedmont Arts          
Andes Manta + The Last Ice Merchant
11/19/15 - 6 PM - 8 PM
Piedmont Arts

Tickets On Sale: October 19 • 8 am

PLEASE NOTE: The location of Andes Manta + The Last Ice Merchant has been changed from Rives Theatre to Piedmont Arts. The date and time remain the same.

As part of Celebración de las Artes, Piedmont Arts presents the short film, The Last Ice Merchant, along with a tasting of Ecuadorian food and a demonstration of Andean instruments by Andes Manta.

The film, The Last Ice Merchant, tells a story of cultural change and indigenous lifestyle through the perspectives of three brothers who have dealt with change in different ways.

Twice a week for over half a century, Baltazar Ushca has hiked up the slopes of Mount Chimborazo, the tallest mountain in Ecuador, to harvest glacial ice that covers the highest altitudes of this dormant volcano. In the past, up to forty ice merchants made the journey up the mountain to mine the ice; today, however, Baltazar works alone. Even his brothers, Gregorio and Juan, both raised as ice merchants, have retired from the mountain to find more steady work.

After the film, sample traditional Ecuadorian foods while Andes Manta demonstrates the vibrant music of the Andes on traditional instruments—from the lyrical sound of the quena, or Andean Flute, to the haunting tones of the six-foot long pan-pipes.

The film screening will begin at 6 pm. The food sampling and music demonstration by Andes Manta will begin at 6:30 pm.

$15 General Admission • Cash Bar

Online ticket sales end at 12 pm on Thursday, November 19. Tickets will be available at the door.


El día jueves 19 de octubre del 2015
A las 6 pm • En el teatro Rives Theatre

Podrán ver The Last Ice Merchant (El Último Hielero), un cortometraje que narra una historia de cambio cultural en los Andes. Luego podrán degustar de comidas tradicionales ecuatorianas mientras Andes Manta demuestra instrumentos tradicionales andinos.

$15 Admisión General • Se venderán bebidas

Online final la venta de entradas a las 12 horas del jueves 19 de noviembre Las entradas estarán disponibles en la puerta.