with A POWER BALLAD
ON TOUR » MEXICO TOUR
EIRA returns to Mexico to present A POWER BALAD by Mariana Tengner Barros.
A POWER BALLAD is a duet for two decadent and eccentric characters dealing with the emptiness of post-fame and the issues of becoming old. The body no longer matches the “ideal”, Western Society's canons of beauty based on the consumption of goods. Music is a key factor for the work, specially the use of song. The title also originates from a definition of a type of song associated to romantic pop/rock and heavy metal songs, that become mainstream in the early 70’s when rock stars attempted to convey profound messages to audiences. One of the main inspirations for this work is the oldest, still active, burlesque star alive: Tempest Storm, an amazing woman that defies convention and time. A Power Ballad will build itself around the dialectics of power, the dynamics of illusion and delusion, winning and loosing, ageing and survival.
This tour is supported by DG Artes - Internationalization Fund, Camões I.P./ Portuguese Embassy in Mexico, GDA Foundation and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
- Teatro del Complejo Cultural Universitario BUAP
- 23rd September 2016
- Foro escénico “El Jardin”
- 28th September 2016
- Teatro “Coronel Pedro Torres Ortiz”
- 2nd October 2016