“Songs turned inside out, performance art, political barbs and clothes so surreal they make Salvador Dalí look like Norman Rockwell” – The New York Times
“Astrid Hadad had the effect of a hallucinogen mushroom; she left the audience fascinated and replete.”
--Francois Xavier Gómez. “Liberation”, Paris, France.
Spend Halloween and Day of the Dead with groundbreaking Mexican artist, vocalist and cabaret star Astrid Hadad, described by the The New York Times as "one of the most provocative stage acts since the Weimar Republic was in bloom." This enigmatic cabaret performer is also an historian, social critic and activist, whose unconventional vocal and visual performance style is filled with music dubbed 'Heavy Nopal' (after the cactus juice for Tequila), combining ranchera, bolero, rumba and rock, and featuring extravagant costumes, rather like portable sets, which have become a hallmark of her performances. This Mexican cultural icon has inherited a uniquely Mexican female surrealism and created her own that pulses with campy humor and irony.
G - General Audience
M - REDCAT Members
ST - Students
CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff