Art

A Country of Poets

23 Aug, 2017 | Rosie Collier

Bolivian poetry is recognised in a new collection – and finds its voice in the streets, bars and cafés.Mónica Velásquez is the general researcher and coordinator of La crítica y el poeta, a collection...

Sebastiana Returns

23 Aug, 2017 | Raquel Diaz

Photo: Iván RodriguezA classic of Bolivian cinema receives new life as a graphic novel Flipping through the pages of one of the two copies in existence of ¡Vuelve Sebastiana! Los Chipayas, a graphic n...

Performing Life Bolivia

23 Aug, 2017 | Hannah Chukwu

Photo: Hannah ChukwuBreathing life into young performersThe streets of the residential neighborhood Montenegro in Cochabamba are dusty, sparse and sprawling. At sunrise, the vast expanse of land is pu...

Photo-essay: Mechanical Works

19 Jul, 2017 | Fabián Zapata

Photos: Fabián ZapataTranslation: Michael ProtheroeServicing your car in La PazIn almost every corner of the city, there are built-in makeshift mechanical workshops that meet the demand of ramshackle...

Antique Photographers

19 Jul, 2017 | Fabián Zapata

Photos: Fabián ZapataTranslation: Niall FlynnPortrait of Gregorio Alcón BeltránGregorio Alcón Beltrán:An intrepid traveller who spends his day relaxing in the square he has grown fond of and with his...

Choreographing Identity

19 Jul, 2017 | Lily Turner

Photo: Lily TurnerThe role of traditional dance in Bolivian educationWhen visiting the Unidad Educativa Piloto Adhemar Gehain in La Paz, I stand on the sidelines watching a Physical Education class ta...

La Maldita Comedia

25 Jun, 2017 | Alex Walker

Photo: Sophie HoganCreating Comedy and Culture‘Comedy strengthens us, it stresses us, it helps us, because when we create material we are analysing ourselves,’ Yumi Roca tells me. Yet, as La Maldita C...

THE 71 ISSUE - SENSES

16 Apr, 2017 | Nick Somers

TOUCH

16 Apr, 2017 | Noemi Monu

Text: Sophie HoganOf all the things we feel in our lives, no pillow is as soft, no sun as warm on the skin as the touch of the person we love and who loves us back. It satisfies a hunger that no other...

FACES OF LA PAZ

28 Mar, 2017 | Nick Somers

Sometimes you need to look no further than the smiling faces of the people on the city’s streets to find the beauty of La Paz. And one of the great things about this place is that it has anything but...

REHEARSING WITH THE KORY WARMIS

28 Mar, 2017 | Marianthi Baklava

Photos: Marianthi BaklavaWomen meet to create theatrical art – and to empower themselves‘Get ready, you’re going to be backed against that wall once everyone gets here,’ Erika Andia warns me. Upon arr...

CONTEMPORANY CRISIS

28 Mar, 2017 | Sophie Hogan

Photo: Sophie HoganCochabamba's Struggle to put Art Back on the MapThe dawn has bloomed just enough for a beautiful orange sky as I step off the bus. Walking through the streets, which are bathed in s...

LIFE BEYOND ATAJO

28 Mar, 2017 | Alex Walker

Photos: William WroblewskiNew beginnings after the break-upThe adage, ‘It’s never too late to try new things’ is often one reserved for parkour pensioners or grandmothers getting to grips with what th...

Dark Skull

17 Feb, 2017 | Louise Lacourarie

Photos: Nick SomersA cinematic view of what lies beneath the mining communities of the altiplanoHuanuni is a small town in the altiplano, an hour’s drive from Oruro through the sparse, high-altitude c...

Humor with a purpose

29 Dec, 2016 | Eleanor Henderson

Photo: Iván Rodriguez PetkovicLas Mentes Ociosas and their brand of musical comedyThe Palacio de Comunicaciones in La Paz is not as imposing as a theatre can be. Imagine your high school auditorium wi...