Art

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...

Creating carnival

16 Jul, 2011 | Camilla Swift

Since arriving in Bolivia in February, I’ve been looking forward to Carnival, and my experience in Oruro last weekend certainly didn’t let me down. Colourful streamers, confetti and banners lined the...

LUCES! CAMARA! ACCION!

15 Jul, 2011 | Emma Hall

Browsing the countless pirate DVD shops, stalls and recycled tarpaulin mats in La Paz, it would be easy to assume that such a thing as a Bolivian film industry does not exist, and that the Bolivian po...

Art-Entity

15 Jul, 2011 | Mads Ryle

My pompous-sounding investiga­tions into 'the state of contemporary art in Bolivia' started inauspiciously. I thought, well, the first thing I'll have to do is to look at some art. Maybe it's just a c...

Leaves and lines

15 Jul, 2011 | Mads Ryle

Mads Ryle interviews Eduardo Lopez Zavala, director of Inal Mama My first cultural outing after arriving in La Paz in December was to sneak into the premier of Inal Mama at the Cinemateca Boliviano,...

Flaviada

15 Jul, 2011 | Jessica Cruel

A family affair Behind a black door at 2448 Avenida Ecuador lies 'La Casa de las Flaviadas.' But it is much more than a home - it is a shrine to classical music and the life of a man with a pass...

Soundcheck La Paz

14 Jul, 2011 | Mads Ryle

“The problem is not money, the problem is culture” I have to admit that I was surprised to arrive in La Paz from London and discover bands making music inspired by LCD Soundsystem, whose 2009 album...

In my country

14 Jul, 2011 | Jack Kinsella

An Interview with Ricardo Catro Pena, a Bolivian Tour guide since 1993. Ricardo has been a freelance tour guide for his entire adult life and has recently set up his own tour company “Imperial Bolivia...