Mapa Teatro: Martian Operetta


Photo/Foto: Lorie Novak

Martian Operetta

Martian Operetta is a remake of the Mexican film Blue Demon y las Invasoras. It revisits, through the art of transvestism, the influence that Mexican popular music and narrative film had on the Colombian imaginary. This film is projected while Crystal, Charlotte and Linda Lucía Callejas perform a live lip sync of sumptuous love songs.


One of the foremost artistic companies in Colombia, Mapa Teatro has been producing theater, performance, and art installation projects since 1984. Founders and directors Rolf and Heidi Abderhalden have created a wide-ranging repertoire of theater, opera, mixed-media performance, and site-specific installation. Their work proposes richly textured visual metaphors that explore complex psychological, social, and political relationships. Committed to experimentation, less interested in the actor as an "agent of fiction," they describe their project as "a laboratory of social imagination" that offers a space for presenting community issues and human concerns in media and performance. This combination of real-life situations and sites along with highly stylized aesthetic staging produces a tension between real action and (re)presentation. Mapa Teatro has created commissioned pieces and participated in festivals and collaborative projects worldwide.

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