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 cabaret-style 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.
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 stage acts since the Weimar Republic was in bloom”
The New York Times.
Cost: $30 adults | $25 students and seniors | $20 for groups of 10 or more
75 minutes with no intermission.
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.
FUNDarte is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to producing, presenting, and promoting music, theater, dance, film, and visual arts that speak to Miami’s diverse cultures with an emphasis on Hispanic/Latino arts and culture. FUNDarte particularly works to nurture emerging artists and those with little or no exposure to South Florida audiences; facilitate intercultural and international exchanges; and provide local audiences and artists with educational opportunities that expand their creative, critical, and social perspectives.