Collection Title: Festival Iberamericano de Teatro 2000 : Bogotá, Colombia), Astrid Hadad collection
Title: La bien pagada
Date: 2000 April 16
Location: Performed at the Gimnasio Moderno on April 16, 2000, as the "3a función" of the the VII Festival de Teatro de Bogotá, Colombia.
Work Type: Performance., Theater., Cabaret., Heavy Nopal.
Astrid Hadad, protagonist ; Los Tarzanes, musicians.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 01:42:21
Language: In Spanish.
Synopsis: This video documentation of Astrid Hadad’s performance ‘La bien pagada,’ performed at the Gimnasio Moderno, as part of the VII Theater Festival of Bogota in 2000, offers a very privileged point of view to appreciate the visual components of Hadad’s work on stage. The camera captures Hadad’s props and clothes, and highlights their role as meaningful companions for songs and music. In this performance, Hadad critiques the violence against women, and speaks about the similarities between Mexico and Colombia, advocating for a broader, Latin American understanding of female sexuality.Astrid Hadad is a vocalist and performance artist from Mexico. Her work as a solo performance artist took off in 1995 with her show ‘Heavy Nopal.’ The term ‘heavy nopal’ refers to the Mexican cactus distilled to make tequila and is how Hadad describes her style of performance. Her shows follow the format of a cabaret, in which Hadad dazzles her audience with stunning vocals and elaborated costumes. She appropriates iconic images in Mexican culture, straps them to her body, and walks onstage to reconfigure their meanings. Through her voice and her body, Hadad challenges to her audience to adopt her system of cultural processing. Most of her work challenges cultural norms pertaining to gender roles in Mexican society. She also addresses issues of US neo imperialism. Hadad writes, produces, and promotes her own work.
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