Los Incontados (Los Incontados)
Following La Despedida, presented at last year’s Athens Festival to widespread acclaim, the Colombian theatre company Mapa Teatro, world-renowned for their use of diverse media and influences (video, visual arts, theatre, myth, history) return for this year’s edition. Los Incontados is a triptych painting a picture of contemporary Colombian life. Three microcosms located somewhere between fantasy and reality; three set pieces, nestling one behind the other; three distinct spaces jointly creating a chilling allegory about violence in Colombia during the second half of the 20th century. A strange feast, revealing the fragile balance between celebration of violence, a trademark of contemporary Colombian history, unfolds in each of these spaces.
In the first segment of the triptych, “The Unaccounted,” a group of children gather around the radio waiting for the announcement of a revolution that is never going to happen. In the second segment, “The Holy Innocents,” an old African-Colombian ritual is transformed into a delirious performance as masked men dressed as women parade through their streets, whipping every man who is not masked and dressed up as a woman. In the third part, “Discourse of a Decent Man,” the ghost of a murdered Mafia drug dealer send his feverish messages of legalization of drugs from the Colombian jungle. Together, the three parts form a surreal, magical and poetic-political vision of Latin America since the end of WWII.
With Greek and English surtitles
11 June / Post-performance talk with the artists
Peiraios 260 (H)
- 11/06 until 12/06/2019 at 21:00
MEDIA KIT / PHOTOS
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus | Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus | Peiraios 260 | Odeon of Herodes Atticus | Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall | Ancient Agora of Athens | Institut français | Piraeus Municipal Theatre | Lais Open Air Cinema | Museum of Cycladic Art | Athens Conservatoire | Pedion Areos | Archaeοlogical Site of Kerameikos | Roman Forum | Second Skin | Victoria Square Project | Athens | 15th Kypseli High School | six d.o.g.s | Vouleftikon Nafpliou | Ermou & Agion Asomaton pedestrian street | Museum of Greek Children’s Art | Pnyx Archaeological Site | Byzantine and Christian Museum | Chatzikiriakeio Foundation | Korai Square | 10th Piraeus Junior High School | 2nd Medical Unit of Piraeus | Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands | Special School for Autism of Piraeus | Kokkinia Public Housing | Pyxida | Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Atene | Ancient Epidaurus primary school | Shedia | Lygourio Cultural Centre | Ergatika Square | House of Stratis Myrivilis | Ancient Epidaurus Port