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  • ICAA Record ID
    799676
    AUTHOR
    Quintanilla, Luis
    TITLE
    Teatro mexicano del murciélago / Luis Quintanilla
    NOTES

    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.   

    IMPRINT
    México, D. F., : Talleres Gráficos de la Nación, 1924
    DESCRIPTION
    12 p [seleccion]
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Programa de mano – Program
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Quintanilla, Luis. Teatro mexicano del murciélago. Mexico City: by the artist, 1924.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

In this project, the Estridentista-trend artist, Luis Quintanilla, aimed for the renovation of a variety of languages by combining theater, music and the visual arts in the Russian avant-garde mood, 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. 

Annotations

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.    

Researcher
Francisco Reyes Palma
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
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