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Transitions 2. Latin America

Contemporary Art Festival of the Independent Latin America Scene

The OCC’s ‘geopolitical’ TRANSITIONS festival is now in its second year. The event seeks to broaden and deepen the cultural dialogue with societies shaken in recent decades by runaway political and economic changes and facing extreme social phenomena as a result. Following on from last year’s exploration of the Balkans, this year’s Festival focuses on the independent arts scene in Latin America—a term still in use for South America which reduces the multiplicity of a continent’s cultural past to the ‘Latin-ness’ of its Spanish conquerors.

The rising stars from Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Bogotá, São Paulo and the favelas of Rio, all of whom have made names for themselves internationally in recent years, will be bringing much of interest with them for this, their Athens première: unconventional productions in the grey zone between theatre and film, dance and installation; powerful narratives and poetic texts that are not afraid of emotion; radical theatre-documentaries that cast taboos aside to tackle issues of memory and history; trenchant, naturalistic forms which focus on contemporary issues relating to politics, society and corruption.

The artists appearing at the OCC’s Latin American Festival were born and raised in the totalitarian years of state terrorism. Having borne witness to the progressive shift towards democracy in the nineteen eighties, they found themselves confronted by the sort of socio-political and economic dead-ends that saw desperate Argentineans take to the streets of Buenos Aires in 2001. What’s more, demands for the perpetrators of thousands of murders and disappearances during the junta years to be held to account for their crimes still go unanswered.

Katia Arfara
Artistic director of Transitions



TRANSITIONS 2. LATIN AMERICA
Concept and Artistic Direction: Katia Arfara
Parallel Event Coordination: Myrto Lavda and Marina Troupi
General Production Management: Dimitra Dernikou
General Technical Management: Lefteris Karabilas
INCLUDED IN CIRCLE

1 - 30 Nov 2014

Foyer +0
Free admission

VISUAL ARTS

Latin America: Dan Perjovschi

26 - 27 Nov 2014

21:00 Main Stage
10 €
Concs 5 € | Unemployed 5 €

THEATRE

Latin America: El pasado es un animal grotesco Mariano Pensotti

24 - 24 Nov 2014

19:00 Upper Stage
Lecture 19:00
Screening 21:00


Free admission

THEATRE

Latin America: Estrellas Federico León

18 - 23 Nov 2014

5 €
Concs 3 €

THEATRE

Latin America: Everything by my Side Fernando Rubio

22 - 23 Nov 2014

19:00 Upper Stage
10 €
Concs 5 € | Unemployed 5 €

DANCE

Latin America: LOOP3 José Vidal

18 - 19 Nov 2014

21:00 Main Stage
10 €
Concs 5 € | Unemployed 5 €

THEATRE

Latin America: Mi vida despues Lola Arias

29 - 30 Nov 2014

21:00 Main Stage
10 €
Concs 5 € | Unemployed 5 €

DANCE

Latin America: Pindorama Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Danças

23 - 24 Nov 2014

21:00 Main Stage
10 €
Concs 5 € | Unemployed 5 €

THEATRE

Latin America: The Garden Leonardo Moreira / Companhia Hiato

26 - 27 Nov 2014

19:00 Upper Stage
10 €
Concs 5 € | Unemployed 5 €

THEATRE

Latin America: The Intellectual Author Jorge Hugo Marín / La Maldita Vanidad

29 - 30 Nov 2014

19:00 Upper Stage
10 €
Concs 5 € | Unemployed 5 €

THEATRE

Latin America: The Perpetrators Jorge Hugo Marín / La Maldita Vanidad

19 - 20 Nov 2014

19:00 Upper Stage
10 €
Concs 5 € | Unemployed 5 €

THEATRE

Latin America: The School Guillermo Calderón

20 Nov 2014

19:00 Main Stage
Free admission

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Latin America: Transition to what kind of democracy?