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Number of results found for "Arístides Vargas" : 14
Collection Title(s): Malayerba collection
Location: Performed at Casa Malayerba, Quito, Ecuador, in 2003.
Synopsis: 'La muchacha de los libros usados' tells the story of a girl whose family sold her to a soldier. Her life then unravels as a series of experiences related to the organized, symmetrical life of the army. Still almost a child, the girl is forced by the soldier to live in the barracks, treating her like a prized object. The night he decides to engage in sexual intercourse with her, the girl runs awa...
Alt Title(s): Apuntes sobre la intimidad de los héroes
Collection Title(s): Malayerba collection
Location: Performed in Quito, Ecuador, in 2006.
Synopsis: 'Bicicleta Lerux' presents the life of Ulises, a domestic Ulysses who never leaves home and whose travels are limited to wandering between the living room, the kitchen and the bathroom, in a personal Odyssey of memory. Penelope, in the meantime, unravels Ulises' journey, revealing an intimate life full of absences. The voyage is triggered by Lerux - a person? a place? an idea? - which stirs Ulise...
Collection Title(s): Malayerba collection
Location: Recorded in Quito, Ecuador, in 2004.
Synopsis: 'Malayerba: 25 años de teatro' is a documentary prepared by this Ecuadorian theater ensemble as an overview of the first 25 years of artistic trajectory. Weaving interviews with founding members and artistic directors María del Rosario 'Charo' Francés and Arístides Vargas, and illustrated through video and photo documentation, the documentary portrays the history and creative coordinates of the G...
Collection Title(s): Malayerba collection
Location: Performed at Casa Malayerba, Quito, Ecuador, in 2004.
Synopsis: 'Donde el viento hace buñuelos' crystallizes an ongoing artistic collaboration Teatro Malayerba (Ecuador) and Rosa Luisa Márquez (Puerto Rico), produced under the name Suda-k-ribe. Collaboratively created through improvisations by actresses María del Rosario 'Charo' Francés and Rosa Luisa Márquez, the directorial and dramaturgical vision of Arístides Vargas, and the visual and spatial transformat...
Location: Performed at Jardín Botánico, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, on May 1, 2004.
Synopsis: Rosa Luisa Márquez (www.marquezmartorell.org) is a Puerto Rican theater artist and pedagogue. Founding member of the theater group Anamú in 1971, she holds a Master's degree from New York University and a Doctorate from Michigan State University; she specializes in contemporary theater. Rosa Luisa started her teaching career at the Theater department of the University of Puerto Rico in 1978. She ...
Location: Performed at Teatro Yerbabruja, San Juan, Puerto Rico, in Dec. 2006.
Synopsis: Rosa Luisa Márquez (www.marquezmartorell.org) is a Puerto Rican theater artist and pedagogue. Founding member of the theater group Anamú in 1971, she holds a Master's degree from New York University and a Doctorate from Michigan State University; she specializes in contemporary theater. Rosa Luisa started her teaching career at the Theater department of the University of Puerto Rico in 1978. She ...
Collection Title(s): Malayerba collection
Location: Performed at Casa de América, Madrid, Spain, on June 27, 2005; recorded in the context of the Festival de Teatro 'El Quijote' en Iberoamérica.
Synopsis: 'La razón blindada' is based on the classic novel 'El Quijote' by Miguel de Cervantes, Franz Kafka's 'The Truth about Sancho Panza,' and testimonies by Chicho Vargas and other political prisoners held in the 1970's at the Rawson Prison during Argentina's dictatorship. In the play, two political prisoners, oppressed by physical and emotional abuse, find solace in meeting every Sunday at dusk to te...
Alt Title(s): Nuestra señora de las nubes (segundo ejercicio sobre el exilio)
Collection Title(s): Malayerba collection
Location: Performed as part of the Hispanic Theatre Festival in New York City, on June 28, 2001.
Synopsis: 'Nuestra Señora de las Nubes' (subtitled as an 'exercise on exile') tells the story of the encounters of two political exiles, Oscar and Bruna, who meet in a nondescript place and time to share memories of their homeland, an ethereal, fictional town called Nuestra Señora de las Nubes (Our Lady of the Clouds). Constantly alternating between present realities and past memories, and with two pieces ...
Alt Title(s): Imágenes de 'Pluma y la tempestad', Pluma y la tempestad (video excerpts)
Collection Title(s): Malayerba collection
Location: Performed in Quito, Ecuador in 1995.
Synopsis: 'Pluma y la tempestad' tells the story of a youngster (who could be a boy or a girl), born in a hostile world, growing up on the streets like a boat adrift, like a feather in the storm ('como pluma en la tempestad'), tossed and turned by the ever-changing gusts of life. It is the story of a marginalized person, exposed to all kinds of dangers, coerced to sell out, to compromise, to resign himself...
Alt Title(s): Imágenes de 'El deseo más canalla', Deseo más canalla (video excerpts)
Collection Title(s): Malayerba collection
Location: Performed in Quito, Ecuador in 2000.
Synopsis: A group of writers are in the habit of gathering in a public library to engage in creative writing and to exchange opinions about their musings. Gradually, life and fiction merge into a discourse blending experiences lived and imagined. Themes like love, death and revolution are lived and recreated in a constant game of imagination; the characters defend the library as a space of fantasy against ...
Alt Title(s): Imágenes de 'Jardín de pulpos', Jardín de pulpos (video excerpts)
Collection Title(s): Malayerba collection
Location: Performed in Quito, Ecuador in 1992.
Synopsis: José, a man who has lost his memory, wanders along a country that he no longer feels his own, a place that no longer holds affective ties, personal memories linking him to a community. One day he meets Toña, a woman of great kindness, alienated due to a profound lack of affection. She tells him that in a nearby beach, many years ago, people used to go to sleep and dream a collective dream and tha...
Location: Performed in San Juan, Purto Rico, in Apr. 1996.
Synopsis: Adaptation of "Jardín de Pulpos", renowned play by Argentinean writer Arístides Vargas (of the Ecuadorian theater group Malayerba), directed by Rosa Luisa Márquez and collectively created with her students of the "Teatro Rodante" (Traveling Theater) of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. A theater piece on memory, atrocity, affect and resistance, "Pulpos" bridges time (from a mythi...
Collection Title(s): Malayerba collection
Location: Performed at the Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro (FIT) de Cádiz, held in Spain, in 1987.
Synopsis: 'La Fanesca' is one of the very first plays created by Ecuadorian theater group Malayerba. Collectively created in 1984 under the direction of founding member Susana Pautasso, the play is based on texts by María Escudero. A 'fanesca' is a traditional Ecuadorian dish, a rich soup made of a variety of ingredients, typically prepared and served only in the week before Easter; this play is inspired o...
Alt Title(s): Fanesca: Interview with Charo Francés (Malayerba), Entrevista a Charo Francés, Interview with Charo Francés (Malayerba), Charo Francés (Malayerba)
Collection Title(s): Malayerba collection
Location: Interview held at the Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro (FIT) de Cádiz, in Spain, in 1987.
Synopsis: Interview with Spaniard actress and Malayerba founding member María del Rosario 'Charo' Francés, in the context of their play 'La Fanesca' performed at the Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro (FIT) de Cádiz, held in Spain in 1987. In this interview, Charo talks about the origins and creative process of 'La Fanesca,' as well as the history of the Malayerba theater group. The actress also comments on...