“Butterfly culture is subversive, in turn, because it is dysfunctional to the system. It pursues beauty, pleasure, play, fun as opposed to the useful subject, functional to the neoliberal project. He shuns family, routine, bourgeois life, comfortable and boring. He prefers the open space, the wandering, the adventure: “So, from phallus to phallus, the acrobatics of the crazy jump trapeze trapeze.” Pedro Lemebel

In his performance La manda (I am not a person, I am Mariposa), Lukas takes a tour of the personal, collective and historical memory of the pre-Columbian through the identity of the muxhe, an empowered identity that can change and transform. The femininity and its relations with the catholic religion, the peripheral identities and their relation with the discrimination and the racism.

About Lukas Avendaño

Lukas Avendaño is a dancer, choreographer, poet, anthropologist, actor and performer who builds his artistic work in the “anthropology applied to the performing arts”. This allows him to give historical, geographical and documentary support to it, since he bases his work on anthropological research techniques: field practices, archival research, hermeneutics and semiotics. This scientific rigor has led him to present his work in the states of: Oaxaca, Chiapas, Veracruz, Tlaxcala, Puebla, Yucatan, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Nuevo Leon, Chihuahua, the D.F. The same work has turned him into a globetrotter arriving in Canada, Denmark, the United States of America, Poland, the Czech Republic, Colombia, Peru, Argentina

Direction & performance: Lukas Avendaño