El parque japonés (1997) Photo/Foto: HIDVL
  • Title: El parque japonés
  • Alternate Title: The Japanese Park
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:48:18
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 1997
  • Location: Performed at Galpón de Catalinas, La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Type-Format: play, performance, community theater
  • Cast: Grupo de Teatro Catalinas Sur.
  • Credits: Grupo de Teatro Catalinas Sur, producer, sets & props ; Adhemar Bianchi, director, musical director ; Cristina Ghione, music & songs by ; Alfredo Iriarte, assistant director ; Gabriela Guastavino, assistant director, costume design ; Marina Mendaro, costume design ; Mónica Rebolini, Ada Martinelli, costumes.

El parque japonés (1997)

'El Parque Japonés' (premiered in 1997, and nominated for the ACE award in 1998) is a circus operetta performed by the community theater group Catalinas Sur from the La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires. The Japanese Park was an amusement park that welcomed migrants on their arrival in Argentina. The piece is less a historical recreation than an affectionate tribute to the popular artists and characters of the 'circo criollo' (like Pepino del 88), film (like King Kong) and television (like wrestler El Hombre de la Barra de Hielo), who, with their itinerant arts, brightened up the lives of La Boca's parents, grandparents, great grandparents, great-great grandparents...


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