Tuesday, December 13, 2011

EL TARRO presents 'you got to live with it' 17-18 December 2011

EL TARRO is proud to present 'You got to live with it' - a black comedy with just a splash of words mixing Spanish and English. International production from Spain. A piece for adults but children enjoy it as well. Performed by Leticia Etala (Canary Islands), Laura De Arcos (Born in Catalonia with Andalusian origins) and directed by Beatriz Alfonso (Venezuela).

Saturday 17 at 7.30pm and Sunday 18 at 3.30pm and 7.30 pm December 2011.

Photos by Eyal Chipkiewicz

After-show live music with:
17 December: Kunataki (folk Latin American sounds from Bolivia)
18 December: Jose Nieto (singer-songwriter from Colombia)
FREE (donations welcome) and Mojitos 5$!!!

Facebook event http://www.facebook.com/events/258795937506927/

About the artists:

Leticia Etala
Bachelor in Drama  at ESADT Madrid (University of Kent). During 2007 combines studies with the company Fándula Al-Habima Theatre working with them in the play "Notas", and receiving the “best actress award” at the Sixth Edition of the Festival de Teatro de San Juan Evangelista. Then she moved to New York to study for a year “Acting for film” at the New York Film Academy School. During 2009 attends to the Laboratory School Jacques Lecoq in Paris.
In 2010 live 3 months in Buenos Aires, where she participates in the show "Freak Brothers" and in Bululu Theater with “esquech cómico”. Her studies continue with an intensive workshop with Clodet "Theatre and Ritual". In television RTVE has worked in the children's program "The Conciertazo" 2003

Laura De Arcos
Born in Catalonia but with Andalusian origins. Graduated in physical theater by RESAD (Madrid). She has a strong background in classical dance, which has recently allowed her to participate in the oriental dance show "Drom" Cia. Fenicia. She specializes in teaching body language under the title of Schinca Studio.
Is part of the company “La tribu imaginaria” since 2007, having worked as an actress in "Women at the Tomb," "Magdalena Pornostar" and "Family Portrait." Laura is currently researching about women's bodies on stage, pursuing a master's degree in Women's History at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Beatriz Afonso
Born in Venezuela, arrived in Spain in 2003 and got a Bachelor in Drama in 2007 at ESADT, Madrid (University of Kent). The same year she founded the theater company Áncora, and directed the play "Psychosis 4.48" by Sarah Kane, "Cabaret Diphuso" inspired on the text Patty Diphusa by Pedro Almodovar, and participated as a performer in "El amor de Don Perlimplín con Belisa en su jardín" by Federico G. Lorca. She complements her training with courses in Anthropology of Movement and Clown.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

EL TARRO and Melbourne Filmoteca present The Stop Light Society

EL TARRO and Melbourne Filmoteca present Cultural Madness at ACMI,  The Stoplight Society December 6, 2011
A night of intriguing small performance spaces, exotic film experience, boneshaking, killer tunes and traditional flavors, making a tribute to people living in the chaotic streets of a city like Bogota,

A tribute to the Colombian film La Sociedad del Semaforo Directed by Rubén Mendoza.
attend the delirium.
[they told you]

Tuesday 6 December
ACMI – Federation Square
6:30 till late
Tickets or ACMI Box office: 8663 2583
Full $25 Conc $18 (includes delicious bites and flavoured drinks)

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/302610049758214/

film                          la sociedad del semáforo  (english subtitles)
performance               peopleartpeople
circus                             chris carlos & sam aldham
music                                 madre monte
tunes                                     sonidero esperanza
projections                                 the outsiders guide
dips&flavour-waters                los amates
mini arepas, tostones&yucas          cruzao arepa bar

The Beginning
Performers: Claudia Vidal, Kathleen Gonzales, Leticia Etala (Spain), Laura De Arcos Spain), Beatriz Afonso (Spain), Claudia Escobar, Chris Carlos and Sam Aldham
Directed by Claudia Escobar

Photos by Sebastian Avila

Photos by Anthony Rodriguez

In santiago and Vina del mar by Juan Carlos Grajales Escobar

In Arequipa, Peru by Juan Carlos Grajales Escobar. Gracias!
In Berlin by Claudia Escobar
In Melbourne by Claudia Escobar

 In Melbourne by Claudia Escobar

Next time you're in the street 
check out the traffic lights, they're pretty cool.

In many places, 
people's work happens in the red light: 
incredible circus acts,
rose vendors,
insanity or sanity,
and sex.

Please take out your phone and shoot a moment in the red light! then please please share it with us! We want to collect happenings at traffic lights around the world! Then share in EL TARRO facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Tarro/153573184672047

All will be credited in a massive projection at Melbourne's ACMI, the most amazing centre for the moving image in Australia.

Part of the Stop Light Society: a night of TARRO madness at ACMI in partnership with Melbourne Filmoteca. December 6, see more at http://www.facebook.com/events/302610049758214/

Tribute to La Sociedad del Semaforo by Ruben Mendoza.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

EL TARRO presents play:ground in November 2011

Photos by Sebastian Avila.

'An effective and deeply provocative evocation of a very real contemporary horror' John Bailey, The Age
3 years ago, a performance that turned the benign and magical carlton gardens playground into a landscape of war was premiered at night time by 9 children between 6 and 13 years old and a handful of adults. it transformed the benign and magical carlton gardens playground in melbourne into a landscape of war.

The performance was filmed.

On Saturday November 5 at 8:30pm you are invited to the launch of play:ground film in response to the original show premiered in 2008.

directed by claudia escobar/ edited by richard brownlow.

This performance tried to bring awareness and raise issues about the situation of child soldiers around the world and specifically in Colombia.

saturday 5 november 2011 / 8:30-10:00pm / carlton gardens playground - world heritage site / no cost / no bookings required


mxc wol (hip hop from south sudan) spoken word performance
performance film screening
simultaneous live performance

information and media enquiries: claudia escobar 0449 163 743

melway ref - 2b h11, behind the melbourne museum/imax - parking available on rathdowne and nicholson streets -
tram 85, 9 or 96 from bourke street down nicholson street

CAUTION: This work contains adult themes

the original performance was possible thanks to the support of fitzroy community school and school of performing arts/faculty of the vca and music/the university of melbourne

Presented by: peopleartpeople and EL TARRO, the smallest performing space in the world

Powered by: The Coffee Bike

Proudly supported by: City of Melbourne, Multicultural Arts Victoria and The Outsiders Guide

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

EL TARRO Fringe Festival 2011

'EL TARRO', the smallest performing space in the world invites you to the biggest tarro ever at the Fringe Festival Carnaval Latino.


humans live on an imaginary street, a carnaval

Friday 7 October

222 Johnston St. (upstairs)

One night Only!
5.00pm - 1.00am

Photos Sebastian Avila:

Photos by Juan Carlos Grajales Escobar:


Chris Carlos
Sam Aldham
Cynthia Granados
Kathleen Gonzalez
Coffee bike
Leigh Woodburgess
Julian Clavijo
Outsiders Guide to Melbourne
Chickens from Heaven
Balloon Boom
Sareh Luna
Victor Holder
Daniel Sealock
Colombian Livingroom - Liliana Bravo
Andrea Dolegna

In partnership with Institute of Pataphysical Studies, Señor BBQ, Samba Cine Club, cruzao arepa bar, and Frank Torres

Tickets: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/carnaval-latino/ or call (03) 9660 9666. Also at the door.
Food and drink outlets at the Carnaval!

EL TARRO, the smallest performing space in the world invites you to be part of a collective experiment of live performance and art inspired on the floating connections between the streets of Latin America and Melbourne as part of a massive Carnival that will take place on Friday October 7 at Shed 4 in Docklands.

Latin America streets are always busting with unexpected situations, some say chaotic, some say vibrating. We want to recreate with you a similar experience, a tribute to the street, where every Melbournian is welcomed to bring unresolved, out of the norm ideas, images, tastes, objects, moves or boneshaking!

These small performing spaces will explode simultaneously alongside food carts, big issue vendors, fruit stalls, market stalls, parades and much more.

The inspiration is the street.

Please write to smallestperformingspace@gmail.com if you are interested with a short description of your idea before . We would love to explore this gigantic event with you!

Please feel free to send around.

This is a Fringe Festival 2011 event.