Astrid Hadad y sus Tarzanes: Bizarre Cabaret


Photo/Foto: Julio Pantoja

Bizarre Cabaret

Performance mixed with a batucada, in the middle of a theatrical scene with a historical cultural background based on the anthropological sciences of different eras. Hadad's shows consist of fast-paced, fragmented, parodic unveilings of traditional Mexican song, dress, dance, and political satire in which the focus is the female body.  She incorporates elements from Mexican visual arts, music, and cinema, along with actions and gestures from popular culture.  Her intensity on the stage as she sings, dances, and throws barbs at Mexico's Sacred Cows is contagious, and audience members can often be seen dancing in their seats.


Astrid Hadad was born in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico.  She graduated from the Centro Universitario de Teatro after deserting her studies in Political and Social Sciences at the Universidad de México. Hadad uses cabaret and performance to represent social, cultural, and political crisis in Mexico and, in turn, to entertain.  Since rejecting institutional support and affiliation early in her career, Hadad has written, produced, managed, and promoted her own work, establishing audiences throughout Mexico, the U.S., Europe, Australia, Canada, and Latin America, gaining reknown for her shows, Heavy Nopal, La Multimamada, La Pecadora, Seducida y Abandonada, and Corazon Sangrante. As an accomplished vocalist, her albums circulate internationally.

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