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Artilugio, a Voyage Through Currents of Modern Art

By Lilia Trápaga

At the beginning of the last century, art took a notable turn. This was due both to the advent of photography and the tragic experience of WWI, which caused a change in the artist’s perception of reality. Instead of seeking to reproduce it with absolute fidelity, they created a new reality through their works by making the invisible visible—the flights of the spirit, the nooks and crannies of the human soul, its emotions and dreams, yearnings and rebellion.

Theater Artilugio
Wed-Fri, Jun 17-19, 7:30pm
Teatro Santa Ana
La Biblioteca
Reloj 50A
100 pesos

What we know today as modern art originated more than a century ago. However, the artistic avant-garde that emerged then, with their freedom of expression, turned out to be the seeds that continue to manifest in contemporary art.

This time, the theater group El Caldero (The Cauldron), ventures into the visual arts field with its production Artilugio, a collage consisting of painting, poetry, music, dance, and literature. Through a series of scenes referring to abstract art, Futurism, Dada, Surrealism, and Expressionism, in which comedy and drama permeate, the show is an enjoyable chance to open the doors leading beyond our daily reality.

The cast includes Marcia Armenta, Edna Orenday, Cristina Alfaro, Alina Monterrubio, Yaya Silva Méndez, Jesús Ibarra, Etienne Sánchez, Eduardo Mora, Benjamín Sierra, Estefanía Loera, Francisca Salcedo, Marisa Ávalos, Paloma Defendini, and Anabella Martínez.  Lilia Trápaga directs.

Performances will be at Teatro Santa Ana of the Biblioteca Pública, June 17, 18, and 19, at 7:30pm, 100 pesos. The show will be in Spanish and the playbill will include a synopsis in English.


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