Art

Music money can´t buy

02 Jul, 2012 | Eleanor Warnick

For many well-known Western musicians, success means profit and fame. A stereotypical Western pop star has a handful of number-one hits, with merchandise mounted on the walls of hormonal adolescents....

Drumming for hate S.A.

02 Jul, 2012 | Naomi Cohen, Eleanor Warnick

An interview with Christian Paredes BX: Who was the first musician that inspired you? C.P.: The first musician that inspired me was Igor Cavalera. He’s a heavy metal drummer. I liked his energy,...

The maestro departs

02 Jul, 2012 | Helena Cavell

David Handel’s much-lauded tenure as the head of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Bolivia has come to an end. Helena Cavell has a conversation with him about his time here and the precarious state o...

Songs of freedom

02 Jul, 2012 | Deshan Chetty

‘From Bolivia, heart of dark skinned America, we come: miners, Indian peasants, students, men, women and children. We form a circle of raised fists, we say to those who stomp on our flag and steal our...

Los B

15 May, 2012 | Helena Cavell

4 out of 5 stars Los B gathers some of Bolivia's most talented actors and throws them together in a script that gives a face to Bolivia's bourgeois of the 1980s. Based on Thomas Mann's novel Bud...

Matame por favor

15 May, 2012 | Lauren Bell

4 out of 5 stars The FITAZ festival went off with a bang on its first weekend with performances of Mátame, Por Favor on the nights of Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March in the Espacio el Desnivel...

Hamlet de los Andes

15 May, 2012 | Danny Rees

1 out of 5 stars Bolivian director Diego Aramburo took on Shakespeare's classic Hamlet in a new collaboration with the Teatro de los Andes on March 27, with little success. The fundamental probl...

30 grados de frio

15 May, 2012 | Carina Tucker

  4 out of 5 stars Directed by Luis Miguel Gonzalez Cruz, 30 Grados de Frio premiered in La Paz on Wednesday, 28th March, in El Teatro Municipal. The play was a success, received with raptu...

Eduardo Calla

15 May, 2012 | Helena Cavell

And the future of Bolivian theatre As seen at the La Paz Fitaz festival, Bolivia enjoys a wealth of talented directors, writers, actors and actresses. Their abilities have been on display in various...

Fitaz

15 May, 2012 | Lauren Bell

A true phenomenon for Bolivian theatre Once every two years, theatre companies from around the world, including Brazil, Argentina, Chile, France and Spain, join Bolivian theatre groups to present th...

The phantom of the theatre

15 May, 2012 | Carina Tucker

She found herself floating towards the stage; the music was too hard to resist… Her mind swam along with the undulating notes of the piano and her eyes searched for their author. There he was: a man d...

What’s past is prologue

15 May, 2012 | Danny Rees

A history of Theatre in Bolivia This year FITAZ broke with tradition and opened with a Bolivian play, going against the international element integral to the festival's identity. This innovation is...

Perfidia

15 May, 2012 | Carina Tucker

A film by Rodrigo Bellot Released internationally in 2009, Rodrigo Bellot's latest film, Perfidia, had been eagerly awaited in Bolivia long before its first screening in the country in early Mar...

Turning the pages - Bolivian history in books

01 Nov, 2011 | Joanna Kozlowska

By all accounts, Franz Tamayo lives on. Where the founding father of Bolivian letters used to contemplate the snow-capped Illimani ('Two giants gaze upon each other', an anecdote would have him say),...

Project Durazno

22 Sep, 2011 | Xenia Elsaesser

Independent cinema has a hard time of it in the richest of countries, and in Bolivia it is no easier.Filmmakers must campaign for funds to finance their projects and expect little profit: here the dif...