Quintanilla, Luis, and Carlos Gonzalez.. "Teatro Mexicano del Murciélago". Programa de Mano. Mexico, D.F.: Talleres gráficos. de la Nación, 17/09/1924, 13 p.
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In this project, the Estridentista Luis Quintanilla aimed for the renovation of a variety of languages by combining theater, music and the visual arts in the Russian avant-garde style, always along the lines of the great popular traditions. The set and the wardrobe were designed by the painter Carlos González, who created the colorful vistas that became the stage set in accordance with the principle of the rapid or synthetic theater introduced by the Futurists.
The “Theater of the Bat” was inspired by Luis Quintanilla’s reaction to Le chauve-souris [The Bat], the variety show created by the Russian Nikita Balieff that was staged in Paris and other European cities, and subsequently in New York, where Quintanilla saw it. Balieff’s “Theater of the Bat” echoes the work of the Russian avant-garde that drew inspiration from the colorful customs of peasant tradition. The Mexico-based Argentine writer Luis Mario Schneider (1931–1999) considered it to be, perhaps, the best and most beautiful catalogue of the history of Mexican stage.