Chan Centre Performance

October 22, 2005
Music, Performance Art

About the Program

Cabaret diva-comedienne and performance artist, Astrid Hadad, already a legend in her native Mexico City and across the world, is known for her ravishing voice and outrageous stage presence. Astrid's show is a fusion of song, theatre and cabaret with gorgeous music from her band Los Tarzanes. The performance featured a never-ending parade of huge, extravagant costumes that serve as hilariously inventive portable sets. Whether playing the Aztec Nun, Statue of Liberty or the Postmodern Coatlicue, Astrid embodies every lyric and iconic character with a wickedly funny stage presence.

Astrid is the creator of a style that she calls "Heavy Nopal" - this successfully combines elements of ranchero, bolero, samba, rumba, rock, and jazz while humorously encapsulating the social and political realities of world in which we live. Astrid Hadad and Los Tarzanes fuse comedy, music, and theatre innovatively drawing upon traditions of Mexican and Latin popular culture that creates an all-too-funny, unforgettable heartwarming evening of contemporary stage magic - a true delight! Presented by International Arts Initiatives and the Chan Centre in association with LIVE Biennial.


2005.1022 CHA


Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
University of British Columbia
6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z1
Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil- Waututh) Nations
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