April 04, 2014 to April 20, 2014
The Bogota Ibero-American Theater Festival - BITF from april 4th to april 20th.
This year will see the 14th edition of the most important national performing arts show.
During 17 consecutive days, citizens are able to enjoy over 40 works from performing groups from five continents.
This year's program will cover more parts of the city with street shows.
This year will see the 14th edition of the most important national performing arts show. Between April 4th and 20th, 2014, the Bogota Latin American Theater Festival will bring together performing associations from over 25 countries.
This famed festival turns Bogota into the epicenter of world theater; over 17 consecutive days, attendees can enjoy over 40 works performed by troupes from five continents.
This biennial city carnival also offers alternative entertainments such as modern dance, musicals, and circus shows, which will be showcased on stages throughout the city. As a means to bring theater to an increasingly large number of people, this year’s program of street shows will cover more areas of the city, including a larger number of localities than in previous years.
The following are some of the most noteworthy works in this year’s festival:
One of the most representative playwrights of the 20th century, Federico Garcia Lorca, will have his play “Blood Wedding” adapted by Korean Compañía Theatre Troupe Georipae.
Icelandic Vesturport will present Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” with a modern and creative twist that combines theater with circus elements.
Brazil, the guest of honor, will open the festival with the musical show “Gonzagão” and will present works such as “Maravilloso,” inspired by Goethe’s “Fausto,” incorporating traditional elements of Brazilian culture and the Rio Carnival.
Colombia will also be well represented, showcasing almost 20 productions in different formats reflecting the development of new and innovative propositions by young Colombian performers.