Saturday, June 1, 2019.
FUNDarte presents Out In The Tropics 2019, a performing arts series featuring artists who approach issues of Gender Politics, Sexuality, and LGBTQ identity. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Out in The Tropics will present, I Am Made In Mexico by Astrid Hadad on Jun. 1 st at 8:30 p.m. at The Colony Theater, Miami Beach.
Astrid Hadad is an internationally acclaimed Mexican cabaret performer, historian, social critic and activist. Her unconventional shows – with syncretic style and eclectic taste – combine ranchera, bolero, rumba, rock and jazz, a unique musical form that has been dubbed ‘Heavy Nopal’ (after the quintessentially Mexican cactus whose juice is distilled to make Tequila).
“One of the most provocative stages acts since the Weimar Republic was in bloom” The New York Times.
WHAT: I Am Made In Mexico by Astrid Hadad WHEN: Saturday Jun. 1 st at 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Colony Theater (1040 Lincoln Rd Miami Beach)
COST: I Am Made In Mexico by Astrid Hadad (Mexico): $30 adults | $25 students and seniors | $20 for groups of 10 or more TICKETS:The Colony Theater at https://www.colonymb.org, or at Box Office: (305) 674-1040 from Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, or Ticketmundo Customer Service: (800) 211-1414
Synopsis With outrageous wearable art, fierce Mexico-City performance art diva Astrid Hadad mixes feminism and fabulosity in extravagant events featuring a live band. She confronts politics, Mexican hypocrisy, machismo, and corruption in cabaretstyle productions filled with music combining ranchera, bolero, rumba and rock, and featuring extravagant costumes, which have become a hallmark of her performances. This cultural icon has inherited a unique Mexican female surrealism and created her own that pulses with campy humor and irony.
About the Artist: Astrid Hadad is a well-known Mexican actress and performance artist, born in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. She attended the National Autonomous University of Mexico, originally planning to major in political science and journalism, but then changing to theatre. After appearing in a number of shows, she came to the fore in 1985 in “Donna Giovanni,” an all-female adaptation of Mozart’s opera, which was directed by Jesusa Rodríguez and became a great hit in Europe. It closed after its 500th performance, in the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.
Drawing on elements and traditions of Mexican and Latin-American popular culture, Hadad creates unconventional and baroque visual proposals that highlight complex social and political realities in an entertaining and accessible manner – so much so that entire families, from grandparents to their grandchildren, are a fixture in the audience of Hadad’s many public performances in Mexico. A cultural icon in Mexico, she has performed at numerous universities, art centers and museums throught the country festivals including Cervantino and Cumbre Tajin and before an audience of a million people in Mexico City’s Zocalo.
Each of Hadad’s shows is a fusion of song, theater and cabaret, filled with music and featuring extravagant costumes, rather like portable sets, which have become a hallmark of her performances. In conjunction with Tierra Misteriosa, the show she created to mark Mexico’s centennial, dozens of costumes from her archive were toured to museums throughout Mexico and featured in 64-page publication of the same name.
Hadad has headlined numerous performances in the United States at Yerba Buena Center (San Francisco), Redcat (Los Angeles), Central Park SummerStage (New York) and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. In December 2014 she debuts a new show, Le Cabaret Bizzare de Astrid Hadad, at the Musée de Quai Branly in Paris. She has written and performed over 30 original shows including Heavy Nopal, La Multimamada, La Pecadora, Seducida y Abandonada, and Corazon Sangrante. As an accomplished vocalist, her albums circulate internationally.