Collection Title: Hemispheric Institute Encuentro:Staging citizenship : cultural rights in the Americas(7th : 2009 : Bogotá, Colombia). , Hemispheric Institute archive
Title: Opereta marciana (clip editado)
Alternate Title: Martian operetta (edited clip)
Alternate Title: Blue Demon y las Invasoras
Date: 2009 Aug. 28
Location: Performed at the Auditorio León de Greiff, in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 28, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Work Type: Performance., Drag performance., Video performance.
Gray Wetzler, videographer, editor.
Crystal, Charlotte, Linda Lucía Callejas, performers.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:07:46
Language: In Spanish.
Synopsis: Mapa Teatro’s 'Martian Operetta' (Opereta marciana) was presented as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and frontiers of citizenship. 'Martian Operetta' was a remake of the Mexican film Blue Demon y las Invasoras. It revisited, through the art of travestism, the influence that Mexican popular music and narrative film had on the Colombian imaginary. This film was projected while Crystal, Charlotte and Linda Lucía Callejas perform a live lip sync of sumptuous love songs. Mapa Teatro has produced a wide-ranging repertoire of theater, opera, mixed-media performance, and site-specific installation. Committed to experimentation, and less interested in the actor as an 'agent of fiction,' they describe their projects as 'a laboratory for the social imaginary' that offer a space for presenting community issues and human concerns in media and performance projects.
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