El Rumor del Incendio | Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol
About This Performance
In 1960s Mexico, young revolutionaries took up arms in a desperate attempt to change society. A few decades later, the children of those guerilleros retrace the struggles of their elders, revealing this shadowed chapter of Mexican history through the personal experiences of one woman, Margarita Urías. El Rumor del Incendio blends witness accounts, archive film, and scale models as the actors unearth the artifacts of recent history. Nourished by the force of history, Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol has concocted a bold documentary play that reignites the political heritage of their ancestors. It is a blistering attack on our benumbed consciousness and a necessary plea not to forget the past.
Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol is a Mexico City-based collective founded by Luisa Pardo and Gabino Rodríguez. Since 2003, the group has produced seven large-scale projects throughout Mexico and has toured to Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels, Festival d’automne à Paris, Festival Transamérique in Montreal, Festival Escena Contemporánea in Madrid, and others. In 2011, they received the ZKB Förderpreis from Zürcher Theater Spektakel and the Audience Prize from the Impatience Festival at 104 and l’Odéon–Théâtre in Paris.
Filmed at the Winningstad Theater, commissioned by Portland Institute of Contemporary Art Read less
In 1960s Mexico, young revolutionaries took up arms in a desperate attempt to change society. A few decades later, the children of those guerilleros retrace the struggles of their elders, revealing... Read more
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