The strong physical demand of Fátima Florez in the season of Carlos Paz: “I lose 2 kilos per show”

Fátima Florez, in Carlos Paz (Photos: Mario Sar)

It’s noon and Fatima Florez He asks for patience not to demand his voice. It is that the night before he had a function, he went to bed after four in the morning and he must take care of himself to be able to continue performing the rest of the day. The theater season has just started and many more performances await her: this 2023 the comedian celebrates 10 years in Villa Carlos Paz and she decided to crown it with Fatima is Worldwidea show that is presented from Tuesday to Sunday at the holiday theater.

“It’s a lot of effort, a lot of singing, dancing,” Fátima details in an exclusive interview with teleshow. Each function lasts one hour 50 minutes. That is to say, he is on stage for almost two hours. And on Fridays and Saturdays he does one after the other, since he has a double role.

In the play, he plays countless national and international characters -hence, the definition of “World Cup”- going from tini Y Maria Becerra a Jennifer Lopez and Marilyn Monroe– Perform 20 costume changes including shoes and wigs. In addition, she does what she calls the “magic dressing room”: she looks in front of people. “So they can see what it’s like behind the scenes,” she explains.

Fatima Florez, imitating Madonna
Fatima Florez, imitating Madonna

Fatima is accompanied by six dancers who are also acrobats, an orchestra made up of three musicians, the comedian Ivan Ramirez and the capocomic dumb hope. “It is a great show, hyper complete. He does not lack anything. How am I going to get over it? Every year I ask myself the same thing. It is very difficult ”, says who also incorporates new characters into his repertoire according to what people tell him when leaving the theater, in a taxi or through social networks: one of the latest imitations of him is Julianathe participant of Big Brother. “They asked me for TikTok”, reveals Florez, who performs in his show a parody in a female version of the most famous reality show in the country (which he called Big sister), which also includes other characters.

Fatima’s physical demand on stage is such that she loses two kilos per show. In this way, on the days when she performs double duty, she manages to lose four kilos. Her experience in her theatrical seasons makes her somehow used to this rhythm. And she says that in these years she has learned a lot about nutrition to be able to feel good physically, despite her weight loss. “I need to be light to be able to sing and dance, so I eat very little during the day: banana, cereal bar, nuts,” says the artist, who also takes food supplements.

Fátima Florez and one of the many costume changes she makes on stage, in front of the public
Fátima Florez and one of the many costume changes she makes on stage, in front of the public

“Yes, I do worry about being well hydrated all day,” she makes the caveat, also clarifying that after each function -already at dawn- she tries to eat “a good plate of pasta”. Her physical wear and tear is so great that only when she ends the season, in February or March, does she manage to return to her usual weight, recovering the lost kilos. “In addition to dancing and singing, I move a lot on stage: there are stairs that I go up and down several times. Its alot”.

In the meantime, he tries to rest well: he tries to sleep for eight hours, although sometimes he can’t because he has to comply with press releases and activities for the show.

The successful imitation of Cristina Kirchner, a classic by Fátima Florez
The successful imitation of Cristina Kirchner, a classic by Fátima Florez

The original title of the show that took this year to Villa Carlos Paz was gold fatima, in honor of the 10-year season in the city of Córdoba. However, he announced the change on December 18 after Lionel Messi and the Argentine National Team They will lift the World Cup. “I had a lot of faith in him and we already had the name of the play, but we didn’t want to say it beforehand out of cabal,” says Florez, who left the other name for his next show, because there is always more. Just as he always manages to excel on stage.

In addition to 10 years in Villa Carlos Paz, Fatima celebrated her 20th anniversary on December 30 with norbert marcos. And it was also double: 20 years as a couple and working together. “It was in the middle of the premiere, there was not even a romantic dinner,” he says with a laugh, who is already used to not celebrating at that time of year: it is that both give priority to work and assure that they do not need a specific day to celebrate their love, which they have lived every day for two decades. Likewise, February 3 is her birthday and there she does promise to celebrate with whom she began as her representative.

Argentine pride: Fátima Florez will perform again in the United States
Argentine pride: Fátima Florez will perform again in the United States

Once the summer season is over, Fátima prepares a national tour to tour the country with her show. And in July she will perform in the United States: dates in Miami and New York have already gone on sale. “When I went the first time I thought that only Argentines would go, but to my surprise there were also 50 percent Latinos, so I began to neutralize my humor. And now Americans have joined, and the mood is different. So I’m working on that, and also perfecting my English.”

“It is going to be a busy year. Thank God, this summer is like the summer of a lifetime and it is appreciated”, Fátima is moved when she recalls her experience on stage in the midst of a pandemic, when the capacity had to be reduced and seats left free among the spectators.

Twenty years of career, 12 with her own show, 10 in Villa Carlos Paz: Fátima Florez’s numbers speak for themselves. “There are many years of experience, which allows me to realize what people want. She finishes the play and asks for more. We give you everything. Each year the bar is raised higher. I have to improve myself as an artist. The public thanks us with sold-out seats and that is a blessing”, concludes the comedian, ready to shine in the remainder of the season. And facing the great year that she awaits.

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The strong physical demand of Fátima Florez in the season of Carlos Paz: “I lose 2 kilos per show”