Manuela Infante / Teatro de Chile
Theater|SANTIAGO, CHILE Japan Premiere 3/25-3/27

  • Manuela Infante / Teatro de Chile,

    Manuela Infante / Teatro de Chile, "Zoo," 2014. © Valentino Zaldívar

  • Manuela Infante / Teatro de Chile,

    Manuela Infante / Teatro de Chile, "Zoo," 2014. © Valentino Zaldívar

A leading talent from Chile's new generation presents
an exploration of the political nature of language and asymmetry

Born in 1980, Manuela Infante is the youngest artist participating in this Kyoto Experiment, though the Chilean theater artist is already widely known around the world. Theater in Chile was long stymied by dictatorship, with the Pinochet regime remaining in power until as recently as 1990. The people growing up after this have, as artists and audiences, helped create a new cultural revival. Manuela Infante is a preeminent figure in this post-dictatorship generation and now makes her debut in Japan.

Premiered in 2013, Zoo is a lecture performance by scientists who have discovered an indigenous tribe believed extinct. It explores the various discrepancies born out of linguistic differences, deviations in knowledge and culture, and imperialism, which emanated from Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Rooted in Chile’s protracted history as a colony until the nineteenth century, Zoo examines the theme of exhibited humanity. As audiences watch the performance, they find themselves questioning the direction of the “viewing.” Who is watching whom?


March 25(Fri) 20:00-
26(Sat) 20:00-* [Sold out]
27(Sun) 17:00-

*Post-performance talk

※Theater reception opens 1h prior to the performance


Auditorium, Kyoto Art Center

546-2, Yamabushiyama-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto

*5 min. walk from Exit 22 or 24, Shijo Station, Kyoto Municipal Subway, Karasuma Station, Hankyu Line


60 min.


Performed in Spanish with Japanese subtitles.


No entry after 10 mins. from the performance starts.


Adult Adv. ¥2,500 / Day ¥3,000
Youth, Student Adv. ¥2,000 / Day ¥2,500
Senior Adv. ¥2,000 / Day ¥2,500
High School Student
and Younger
Adv. ¥1,000 / Day ¥1,000
Pair ¥4,500(Advance only)

Youth tickets → Up to 25
Senior tickets → 65 & Up
*Unreserved Seating

Available from December 8, 2015, 11:00 a.m.