Scaling heights of Latin American theatre

MEXICAN theatre is a rarity in Singapore - in fact, anything from South America is, given the large cultural and geographical divide. It pops up sometimes, usually during the Singapore Arts Festival, or as an exotic offering at the M1 Fringe Festival.

But two upcoming works from Mexico and Portugal respectively could whet the local appetite for more, believes Felipe Cevera, a Singapore-based director from Mexico, who will helm The Mountain by the newly formed performance collective, The Art of Strangers.

"They can expect to watch fresh and compelling work produced in another part of this planet," he adds.

The Mountain is based on a short story by award-winning novelist Amitav Ghosh, and there will...

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