What To Watch: Theatre

By bogotapost September 10, 2014

This work combines elements of dance, theatre, video, cartoons and sound, with a constant interaction between the characters on video and the dancers and actors on screen. The strange characters projected onto the video are constantly changing, generating a unique interactivity throughout the whole performance. It tells the story of Mota (one of the projected characters) who is involved with one of the live dancers. They play, they kiss, they hit each other and, after numerous accidents and adventures they realise they are made for each other.
Teatro Colon, Calle 10 #5-32, September 21 ONLY, 11:00 AM

The Colombian Opera and Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra present Puccini’s Turandot, about the daughter of the Chinese Emperor Altoum. Turandot promises her father Altoum that she will only marry a man who can complete three puzzles set by him. But the punishment for those who try and fail is death.
Teatro Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, Carrera 7 #22-47, September 25 & 27 and October 2 & 4, 7:30 PM

Bonita pero Complicada
At a desk, in what could be any office, sits Teresa Londoño, the secretary to the vice-president, alone and helpless, on the point of smashing the phone that rings every 30 seconds with some inane problem that she has to immediately solve: her jealous ex-husband, her boss who needs her to update the DATA FX table, the boss’s wife, her kids home alone, the boss’s girlfriend, a colleague who is sexually harassing her, her boss asking her what the fuck happened with the updating of the DATA FX table. In this comic performance, Teresa ends up committing an error that leaves it unclear whether she was the victim or the perpetrator.
Teatro Astor Plaza, Calle 67 #11-58, Thursday to Saturday, Until October 18, 8:30 PM

Moure & De Francisco: Un Sit-down Tragedy
The celebrated satirical duo who set the standard in humour for a generation of Colombians return with a so-called ‘public psychoanalysis.’ Bringing their trademark irreverent, scathing sense of humour to bear on a list of topics ranging from football to politics, the simple set up of ‘doctor’s office’ belies a sophisticated set of jokes. Guaranteed to bring the house down.
Teatro Nacional Fanny Mikey, Calle 71 #10–25, Wednesday to Friday, Until October 31, 8:30 PM

La Molestia Aparte
Diego Trujillo and Marcela Gallego perform a critique of Colombia’s current health system.
Teatro Nacional Fanny Mikey, Calle 71 #10–25, Until November 2, Saturdays at 6pm and 8:30pm, Sundays at 6 PM

Obraztsov Puppet Theatre
The world’s most famous puppet theatre is in the capital to perform three different plays over a number of days, including four performances of Gulliver’s Travels, having made its mark in over 40 countries around the world. The show will be in Spanish.
Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Calle 170 #67-51, September 18 & 19 at 8:00 PM and September 20 & 21 at 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM

By Duncan Hall & Robin Davies