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Andares (Under the Radar 2020)

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Profound, Absorbing, Relevant, Quirky

About the show

Woven from ancestral myths, traditional music, and a three-person narrative, "Andares" reveals the extraordinary spirit of México’s most remote corners and the astonishing pathways of their humblest of inhabitants. More…

Woven from ancestral myths, traditional music, and a three-person narrative, ANDARES reveals the extraordinary spirit of México’s most remote corners and the astonishing pathways of their humblest of inhabitants. The play shines a light on a range of realities - land usurpation, widespread violence, community resistance - which indigenous people continue to face at the crossroads of old and new ways of life. Created by Héctor Flores Komatsu in a year-long search across the original cultures of his homeland, ANDARES is both a deeply touching and fierce denunciation against a present that seems intent upon destroying what was once held as sacred.


Member Reviews (3)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Profound, Absorbing, Relevant, Quirky
89
Avg Score

79
Relevant, Well acted, Slow, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if Cast of 4 young men exuberantly perform/sing ancient Mayan folk tales both mythic & traditional Bare boned staging enhances authenticity

Don't see it if Use of Mexican & regional Mayan languages could be jarring w/shifting to supertitles unruly but winning ensemble A+ esp in 'blue stag' myth

91
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Excellent ensemble, Great overall choreography, Joyful

See it if you want a lovely experience like a vacation without the inconvenience of luggage. Delightful performance exposing a Mexico I never knew.

Don't see it if reading supertitles bothers you.

98
Profound, Great live music, Great acting, Powerful physical theatre, Spiritual

See it if Mexican indigenous folklores performed by 3 indigenous actors & 1 musician; visceral; created an ethereal atmosphere; Smart minimal props

Don't see it if You don’t want subtitles - spoken in Spanish, Mayan, etc; 1 actor is gender non-binary and tells the story of childhood trauma;85min nonstop

Also Involves minimal audience interaction; the 1st two audience may be tea... Read more Read less


January 12th, 2020
"Drawing on the Past, Living in the Present, Dreaming of the Future: A jazz memoirist, a Palestinian rocketeer and Mexican myths set to music kick off the Public Theater’s annual festival of adventurous work from across the globe."
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January 14th, 2020
"What’s Over the Top at the Under the Radar Festival?"
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January 14th, 2020
"Makuyeika Colectivo Teatral presents an intimate look at modern indigenous life in Mexico."
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