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Interview with the director of Casa 2015

Published on: Tue Oct 13, 2015
Author: Ella Jessel
Interview with the director of Casa 2015

Daniel Goldman talks to LAB about why Latin American theatre remains an unknown quantity in the UK, his fascination with links and patterns, and why Casa will not be taking place next year Ella Jessell: Latin American poets, novelists and artists are known across the world. Why is its theatre less recognised? Daniel Goldman: It's a really simple answer. It’s harder to move. You can take a photograph and show it, you can take a photo of a mural, cinema is easy to make travel and a novel can be printed,…

Cafe Cachorro gets under the skin of Samuel Beckett

Published on: Mon Oct 12, 2015
Author: Ella Jessel
Cafe Cachorro gets under the skin of Samuel Beckett

Award-winning company Café Cachorro, performing for the first time outside Brazil, comes to Casa 2015 with a show that carries an ambitious goal -- to get under the skin of the notoriously impenetrable Samuel Beckett. The rulebook is unceremoniously tossed away in Neverwhere Beckett, a work described by the Rio-based company as a ‘work in regress’. This is no adaptation -- instead co-directors Bruno Paiva, Leandro Fernandes and Leonardo Bastos have devised a show that uses heavily stylized choreography…

Theatre: CASA 2015 Festival London

Published on: Tue Oct 6, 2015
Author: Ella Jessel
Theatre: CASA 2015 Festival London

I will this week be covering for LAB the eighth year of CASA Latin American Theatre Festival, which continues in London until 11 October. In recognition of the UK’s “Dual Year” with Mexico, the festival will for the first time carry a country-specific focus. The opening weekend brought plays from the young Mexican theatre company Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol and the emerging Colectivo Alebrije, as well as a day of debate on Mexican politics and theatre from activists and playwrights. Daniel Goldman…

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