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Alt Title(s): Interview with Patricia Ariza (Teatro La Candelaria), Patricia Ariza
Location: Interviewed in Bogota, Colombia, on Aug. 7, 1999.
Synopsis: Interview with Patricia Ariza, theater director, playwright and founder of renowned Colombian theater ensemble Teatro La Candelaria (www.teatrolacandelaria.org.co), conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez. 'Creación colectiva' (collective creation), political theater, feminism, and current Colombian sociopolitical and cultural issues are some of the topics covered by Ariza. The artist ...
Location: Performed at Teatro La Mama, Bogotá, Colombia, in 1989.
Synopsis: Theater piece on political violence and displaced people in Colombia. Four women from all walks of life (a peasant, a bourgeoise, an actress, a security guard) meet at a bus station, fleeing from the war for diverse reasons. Created collaboratively (at a time when both La Máscara members and theater director Patricia Ariza migrated, fleeing from political persecution), the piece blends personal s...
Collection Title(s): Teatro La Candelaria collection
Location: Performed at Teatro La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia, in Apr. 2003.
Synopsis: The play poses a critique on the Colombian ruling class in all its miseries and contradictions. The piece is comprised of a series of skits. Some of the characters are: an upper class couple, an old dying aristocrat, an old and lonely lady, and an 18-year-old nerd socialite at her birthday. Corruption, violence, superficiality, materialism ands pettiness are some of the traits explored in the pie...
Collection Title(s): Teatro La Candelaria collection
Location: Performed at Teatro La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia, in 2006.
Synopsis: In this rendition of the classic Greek tragedy, La Candelaria addresses once again the horrors of political and social violence in Colombian society. When Patricia Ariza visited Urabá, a region in Colombia, she talked to a group of women who could not bury their dead husbands, killed in the civil war. She connected this awful situation to the myth of Antigone and read it to the collective. This v...
Alt Title(s): Memoria viva, mujeres en la plaza (clip editado), Where are they?: live memory, women in the public square (edited clip), Live memory, women in the public square (edited clip)
Location: Performed at the Plaza Bolívar in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 27, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Synopsis: 'Where are they? Living Memory. Women in the Public Square' (¿Dónde están? Memoria viva. Mujeres en la plaza) was presented as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art arou...
Alt Title(s): In a personal capacity
Location: Performed at the Auditorio León de Greiff, in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 24, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Synopsis: Colombia’s Teatro La Candelaria presented 'In a Personal Capacity' ('A título personal') as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories...
Alt Title(s): In a personal capacity (edited version)
Location: Performed at the Auditorio León de Greiff, in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 24, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Synopsis: Colombia’s Teatro La Candelaria presented 'In a Personal Capacity' ('A título personal') as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories...
Location: Performed in Cali, Colombia, on Mar. 28, 1995.
Synopsis: 'Luna menguante' poses a theatrical immersion into women's 'intimate and secret' universe. Meshing religious and popular myths, rites, and beliefs, along with music and circus skills, four women of different generations (grandmother, mother, and two daughters) weave a complex fabric of taboos and desires around natural and biological processes - menstruation, deflowering, menopause, senile dement...
Collection Title(s): Teatro La Candelaria collection
Location: Performed at Teatro La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia, in 1997.
Synopsis: Inspired by Vladimir Nabokov's novel 'Invitation to a Beheading', the play follows the last moments of a man condemned to death penalty. He is going to be beheaded but he does not know when. The prisoner is obsessed with the date of his execution and asks every visitor about this. Everybody, including the warden, hides this information from him. The prisoner is alternatively visited by the warden...
Alt Title(s): Parábola del camino
Collection Title(s): Teatro La Candelaria collection
Location: Performed at Teatro La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia, on Mar. 1, 1991.
Synopsis: In this collectively created play, La Candelaria wanted to address the problem of social and political violence in Colombia through an exploration of both verbal and non-verbal languages (the latter given special emphasis). 'El Paso' looks like a road bar, a place where people go to rest or have something to eat while traveling across the country. The truth is it is a kind of no-place surrounded ...
Collection Title(s): Teatro La Candelaria collection
Location: Performed at Teatro La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia, in 1986.
Synopsis: Video excerpts of this theater piece recreating the drama of a Conquistador, spellbound by American exuberance, who returns to his country defeated and sick, just to be punished and forced to keep looking for El Dorado.We see one of the Spanish conquerors in his last days. He is haunted by several ghosts (his father, his mother, a woman) who tell him to go to America to do great deeds and become ...
Collection Title(s): Teatro La Candelaria collection
Location: Performed at Teatro La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia, in 1991.
Synopsis: A folklore band tells the story of Guadalupe Salcedo's murder, one of the first Colombian 'guerrilleros' of the Liberal party. The band works as a Greek Chorus. Through the intervention of this Chorus and other narrative strategies (like a trial and a press conference), the play reconstructs the social and political context of this ominous murder, part of the endless string of violent deaths caus...
Collection Title(s): Teatro La Candelaria collection
Location: Performed at Teatro La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia, in 1994.
Synopsis: The play deals with one of Colombia's most excruciating problems: social exclusion and its effects on everyday life. The characters in this play are all urban outcasts: homeless, prostitutes, beggars, etc. They are trying to build bridges to the larger community through participation in a theater group. The group wants to do a rendition of García Márquez's 'Crónica de una muerte anunciada'. The d...
Alt Title(s): Tras-escena
Collection Title(s): Teatro La Candelaria collection
Location: Performed at Teatro La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia, in 1984.
Synopsis: Video excerpts of this play. We see the backstage of a theatrical production. They are planning to do a rehearsal. The play shows the tensions and conflicts within the creative group as the debut approaches. They are staging a play about the conquest of America. Some of the actors seem to be very frustrated with the play and with their career. The play also shows the connections between theater a...
Alt Title(s): Interview with Lucy Bolaños (Teatro La Máscara), Lucy Bolaños
Location: Interviewed in Cali, Colombia, on Aug. 17, 1999.
Synopsis: Interview with Lucy Bolaños, theater director and founder of Colombian all-women's theater ensemble La Máscara, conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez. In this interview, Bolaños talks about her life in theater, her participation as a member of the Teatro Experimental de Cali (TEC), and her foundation of La Máscara in 1972 as an ensemble committed to the exploration and denunciation o...
Collection Title(s): Teatro La Candelaria collection
Location: Performed in Cali, Colombia, on Sept. 9, 2000.
Synopsis: The tape shows bits of 'El Quijote', theater piece by Colombia's Teatro La Candelaria; it also presents Santiago García explaining his perspective on the work and his own staging. Speaking about his creative process, García tells how he read the book over and over in search of dramatic parts, trying to find events and adventures in the play that were not well-known to the public. He found twelve ...