Javier Vilalta

About Javier

Javier is a Mexican-Canadian visual performance creator, stage director, movement coach, and translator.
He has collaborated with companies such as Theatre Calgary, Vertigo Theatre, Downstage, Lunchbox Theatre, The Shakespeare Company, StoryBook, CYPT, Jupiter Theatre, One Yellow Rabbit, Chromatic, and Calgary Opera.
He co-founded the visual performance ensemble 8ROJO, along with Black artist Norma Lewis. With 8ROJO he has toured as far afield as Mexico, Czech Republic, Sweden, France, Taiwan, UK, and Iceland.
With 8ROJO, he was awarded the ‘Innovation in Performance’ award at the 2016 STOFF Festival in Stockholm, Sweden; and he was a finalist for a 2021 Off West End Award in London, UK for Outstanding Production.
He has translated the texts ‘100 Love Poems and a Song of Despair’ by Pablo Neruda and Federico García Lorca’s ‘Rural Trilogy’. He translated and adapted the Mexican modern opera ‘Anjou: A Tale of Horror’ for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.