El Ciervo Encantado: One Melon…!! Your Melon…!!

One Melon…!! Your Melon…!!

One Melon…!! Your Mellon…!! came about after the renewal of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. This performance calls into question the endless construction of stereotypes, the broken and often falsified notion of authenticity, and the banality behind the image of tourism, which paints the Cuban archipelago as an incomparable tropical “paradise.”


Nelda Castillo founded El Ciervo Encantado in Havana in 1996 as a space of experimentation and exchange that fosters innovative connections between theater, visual arts, music, literature, dance, theoretical research, etc. Thanks to this interplay of knowledges, El Ciervo Encantado connects with different spaces of artistic and cultural production, escaping any attempt at categorization.