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The Colour Violet – the fine line between creativity and mental illness – THIS WEEK Camden Fringe

The folk talent of Bob Dylan, the social influence of Frida Kahlo and the brilliant, troubled mind of Virginia Woolf.

Songwriter, folklorist, visual artist and poet, Violeta Parra is one of the greatest -and most controversial- Latin American artists of all time. During the 1950s, Violeta travelled across a country 4,300 km long recording original folk music, saving local melodies from becoming extinct. She was the first Latin American artist to have a solo exhibition at the Louvre with her “arpilleras” and her work inspired artists from different disciplines, including Pina Bausch. But just like her art, Violeta’s mind was hectic.

“The Colour Violet”, is a fictional portrayal of Violeta’s mental voyage, exploring her life through her last songs, from “joy to sorrow,” and life to death. Witty, visceral, feminist; welcome to the journey of an extremely talented woman who is ahead of her time and struggles with the demons in her mind.

“The Colour Violet” will make its debut at the Camden Fringe 2019. It aims to raise awareness of the stigma surrounding mental health = problems and encourages its audience to understand and empathise with the topic. Constanza Hola (playwright), Diego Poupin (director), Fran Olivares (actor) and Sebastián Zaballos (assistant director) are Chilean artists living in London. They are interested in multi- disciplinary collaborations between their Latin American background and the multicultural nature of the British theatre scene.

When:
Wed 21, Thu 22 & Fri 23 August 2019
6.30pm
Where:
Etcetera Theatre
265 Camden High St, London, NW1 7UB
Price:
£12/10 (conc.)