Monday, 8 November 2010

CASA Theatre Festival 2010

I've been asked to participate in, CASA Theatre Festival 2010. Four of my pieces have been chosen and I will be representing El Salvador along side other visual artists from other Latin backgrounds.

CASA Visual Arts Gallery 

Opening - 10th November, 5.30pm-7pm

supported by Cusqueña

For the duration of CASA Festival 2010, Oval House Theatre Gallery hosts some of the most exciting emerging Latin American visual artists and photographers working in the UK.

Please feel free to come along to the Oval House Theatre, 52-54 Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SW.

Following successful CASA Theatre Festivals in 2007 and 2008, CASA returns with its most ambitious festival yet to celebrate the very best of contemporary Latin American theatre.

With a one week festival programme that boasts original performances from four brilliant award-winning companies from Argentina, Colombia, El Salvador and Uruguay all making their UK premieres, CASA offers Londoners a unique opportunity to discover the incredible riches of Latin American theatre.

The main programme will be supplemented events across London as well as by CASA Nuestra, a scratch mini-festival to discover the best Latin American talent working in the UK today as well as free live music every night, playreadings, spoken word events, visual arts exhibitions and much more.

 All shows performed in Spanish with English subtitles.

Tues 9 & Weds 10 November 7.45pm
Timbre 4, Argentina

A man talking on the telephone watched by a young woman frowningAs five lonely characters search for love, they are drawn together in a way that will shatter the lies by which they live. Both heart-breaking and very funny, Tercer Cuerpo has become one of Argentina's biggest international theatre hits.

Tercer Cuerpo has won awards across the world including Argentina's National Theatre Award for Best Show, the Maria Guerrero Award for Best Play, and at the Teatro del Mundo Awards, it won Best Actor and Best Writer awards.

 Tues 9 - Thurs 11 November 8pm
Teatro del Alhambra, Uruguay

 From one of Uruguay's most revered theatre makers, Eduardo Cervieri, this critically acclaimed play recounts the life and works of Cabrerita, aka Raul Javiel, Uruguay's most important 20th Century visual artist and intellectual.

A story of a great personal journey and a paean to the power of art to make us dream.

Cabrerita has won awards across Latin America including Uruguay¹s National Theatre Critic's Florencio Awards for Best Actor and Best Play.

Thurs 11 November 7.45pm

Discover the very best UK-based Latin American theatre makers and tell us who you want to see at next year’s CASA 2011 Latin American Theatre Festival!

We’re giving six Latin American companies and/or artists who live and make work in the UK the chance to share a new project with you! Each company has 15 minutes to inspire you, to delight you, to move you with a new piece of work.

Then it’s your turn as we all move to the Oval House Theatre Cafe where you’ll have a chance to tell them (and us) exactly what you thought over a Latin American drink or, for the shy or very critical amongst you, anonymously through secret feedback forms!

Fri 12 November 8pm,
Saturday 13 November 3.30pm & 8pm
La Reaglo Teatro, El Salvador

A photo of Latin American actor Rene Lovo on stage 
Based on Eduardo Pavlovski's Argentine masterpiece Potestad, this powerful new play explores the disappearance and kidnapping of children during a Latin American dictatorship.
Hard hitting, moving, and tender, this is political theatre at its very best.

La Regla's Rene Lovo is one of El Salvador's most respected actors and has toured throughout Europe and Latin America.

Fri 12 November 7.45pm,
Sat 13 November 4pm & 7.45pm
Teatro del Presagio, Colombia

A man in a large cap holding a telephone to his ear while an arm appears out of the table in front of himAcefalos (Acephalous: 'without a head') is a visually arresting physical theatre piece from one of Colombia's most exciting experimental theatre companies. The show explores the very particular phenomenon of violence in Colombia today.

Acefalos won Director Diego Fernando Montoya the Best Director Award at the 6th Cali National Theatre Festival.

Sat 13 November 11am - Late
1pm: Latin American Lunch!
3.30pm: El secreto mas terrible
4pm: Acefalos
4.30pm: El secreto mas terrible Q & A FREE
5.30pm Cloten: an Argentine clown show 7.45pm Acefalos
8pm El secreto mas terrible
9.15pm CASA Closing Party FREE

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