Astrid Hadad: I Am Made in Mexico

Astrid Hadad: I Am Made in Mexico

Presented as part of Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA

With outrageous wearable art, fierce Mexico-City performance art diva Astrid Hadad mixes feminism and fabulosity in extravagant events featuring a live band. Hadad confronts politics, Mexican hypocrisy, machismo, and corruption in cabaret-style productions that prompted The New York Times to describe her as “one of the most provocative stage acts since the Weimar Republic was in bloom.” Hadad is also a social critic, historian, and activist, whose unconventional vocal and visual performance style is filled with music dubbed “Heavy Nopal” (after the cactus juice for Tequila), combining ranchera, bolero, rumba and rock, and featuring extravagant costumes, which have become a hallmark of her performances. This Mexican cultural icon has inherited a uniquely Mexican female surrealism and created her own that pulses with campy humor and irony.

January 11, 9 pm

LOCATION: The Mayan Theater
1038 S. Hill St, Los Angeles, 90015
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Presentado como parte del Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA

Con vestimentas escandalosas, la feroz diva del performance de Ciudad de México Astrid Hadad mezcla feminismo y fabulosidad en eventos extravagantes con una banda en vivo. Hadad se enfrenta a la política, la hipocresía mexicana, el machismo y la corrupción en producciones de estilo cabaret que constituyen, de acuerdo con el New York Times “uno de los actos escénicos más provocativos desde que floreció la República de Weimar.” Sustentando su labor de crítica social, historiadora y activista, Hadad presenta performances vocales y visuales no convencionales colmados de música ”Heavy Nopal” (en honor al cactus del que proviene el Tequila), combinando rancheras, boleros, rumba y rock, con disfraces extravagantes que funcionan como escenarios portátiles y son sello distintivo de sus actuaciones. Este ícono cultural ha heredado un surrealismo femenino exclusivamente mexicano, generando un estilo propio que palpita con humor e ironía.

11 de enero, 9 pm

LUGAR: The Mayan Theater
1038 S. Hill St, Los Angeles, 90015
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Presented as part of the Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA, organized by REDCAT and supported by a major grant from the Getty Foundation.



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