Pe-lú; /pə-lo o/

Puertorican slang word used for expressing an extreme.

 
 
 
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A LITTLE ABOUT PELÚ THEATRE

Pelú aims to create socially-committed, Latino-rooted work in a space allowing for the exploration of story telling through the physical nature of our métier.

Valuing a space for artistic collaboration keen to the fusion of all arts that make up theatre, Pelú is a live, communal experience that only a live show could provide.

OTHER WORKS

 
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A Suicide Note from a Cockroach

This debut production of Pelú Theatre presents a circus theatre spectacle exploring the themes of exile and the birth of a new subculture in America, putting a comic twist to the existential dilemma of being an immigrant in the U.S. The show is based on the poem A Suicide Note from a Cockroach in a low-income housing project written by Nuyorican poet Pedro Pietri. 

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Charivari!

This production of Pelú Theatre presents a circus theatre spectacle that relives the life-changing journey of immigration, an odyssey for the American Dream. But of course, with a comic twist to this existential dilemma of having to leave everything for the chance of a better life. The show is based on real-life stories from those who came through the water and who followed the desert route. 

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Lazarillo

Sold to a blind beggar as a child and passed from one master to another - each more cruel than the previous - young Lazarillo must pilfer and deceive to survive, and is usually punished for his pains. Based on the first picaresque novel once banned by the Inquisition, this modern interpretation set in the 1980s Bronx o integrates hip-hop, circus and comedia dell'arte traditions.

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CARLOSALEXSIS CRUZ

Carlos is a physical theatre actor/creator with an immense desire of using theatre to provoke questioning within those who witness. Originally from Puerto Rico, he is very proud of his heritage: a mix of cultures in itself a bit aggravated by the fact that we are a US colony. Since finding his way to theatre arts, he has a thirst of finding new ways of telling stories. That guided me towards the path of getting an MFA degree in Physical Theatre, with a main focus on the convergence of circus and theatre, and a specialty in mask theatre performance.

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