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Alt Title(s): Mapa Teatro
Location: Recorded at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in New York City on October 18, 2011.
Synopsis: Interview with Rolf Abderhalden and Heidi Abderhalden, founders and directors of Mapa Teatro, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is focused on the production, organization, theoretical conceptualization, and the experience of the project ‘Witness to the Ruins,’ created by Mapa Teatro in collaboration with former in...
Alt Title(s): Medea material (Canto primero / Cantos 9 y 10), Medea material I, II, III
Location: Performed at the Teatro Colón, Bogotá, Colombia.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Heiner Müller's 'Medea Material,' the first production of the Mapa Teatro's 'Müller cycle.' This musical theater production features Colombian mezzo-soprano Martha Senn as Medea, along with a chamber ensemble formed by members of the Philarmonic Orchestra of Bogotá. Constructed out of huge sheets of wrapped cloth, the figure of Medea towers over her subjects and creators in...
Location: Performed in Bogotá, Colombia.
Synopsis: Video documentation of a fragment of Mapa Teatro's production 'De Mortibus, Réquiem para Beckett.' Between 1988 and 1990, Heidi and Rolf Abderhalden embarked on an in-depth research process on the literary works of Samuel Beckett. Three months before his death, Beckett gave his approval for this production, which premiered in Bogotá in 1990 to critical acclaim. In 'De Mortibus,' the walls are pai...
Location: Performed at Casa del Teatro, Bogotá, Colombia, on October 10, 1998.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Mapa Teatro's production of Antonio Orlando Rodríguez's theater piece 'El león y la domadora.' In this play, two characters - immigrants, dreamers - leave their homeland in search of prosperity and fortune. But, as with any migration fueled by a dream, their lives are torn between the reality of all that was lost and the illusion of all that may come. One of the foremost ar...
Alt Title(s): 4.48 psychosis
Location: Performed at Mapa Teatro Laboratorio de Artistas, Bogotá, Colombia, in 2003.
Synopsis: Mapa Teatro's piece '4.48 Psicosis,' based on Sarah Kane's posthumous play, references that time at dawn where psychotic crisis episodes present themselves. The text is not a product of depression but a dramatic poem where words are decanted by disillusionment, a solo symphony at 4:48 am, the happy hour when clarity pays a visit. In this production, the voice - along with music and fragmented ima...
Alt Title(s): West pier, Quai ouest
Location: Performed at Teatro Colón, Bogotá, Colombia, in October 2002.
Synopsis: In 2001, Rolf Abderhalden of Mapa Teatro was invited by the French Academie Experimentale des Theatres and Anatoli Vassiliev to stage Bernard Marie Koltès' 'Quai Ouest' with Russian actors in the framework of the World Olympics of Theater celebrated in Moscow. The following year, he staged another version in Bogotá. 'Muelle Oeste' tells the story of a random meeting of eight dispossessed people i...
Location: Performed at the V Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro, Bogotá, Colombia.
Synopsis: The story of 'Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes' by renowned Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez is here staged in the traditional art of Theru Koothu of Southern India as a collaboration between two companies, Purisai Duraisami Kannappa Thambiran Paramparai Therukoothu Mandram of Tamil Nadu, and Mapa Teatro of Bogotá, Colombia. The story metaphorically unravels as an intercultural, th...
Location: Performed at Antiguos Estudios de Inravisión, Biblioteca Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia, in July 1995.
Synopsis: Based on Aeschylus' Oresteia, Mapa Teatro's 'Orestea Ex Machina' presents a world where gods don't come down to earth to solve humanity's conflicts and contradictions. Their divine absence, the empty space left by them, is the ground from where this rendition questions Aeschylus' piece and where Mapa Teatro installs a symbolic machinery of death, vengeance and justice - machinery already envision...
Location: Performed at the Penitenciaría Central La Picota and Teatro Camarín del Carmen, Bogotá, Colombia.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Mapa Teatro's production of Heiner Müller's "Horacio," created with prison inmates of La Picota central penitentiary in Bogotá. This video includes takes from the rehearsal process with the prisoners at La Picota. Rehearsal was interrupted by authorities that peacefully requested that the group leave the stage location. Camera follows the group of actors and the director on...
Alt Title(s): Magic flute, Zauberflöte
Location: Performed at Teatro Municipal Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Bogotá, Colombia, in October 2003.
Synopsis: Rolf and Heidi Abderhalden of Mapa Teatro direct the Ópera de Colombia in the 'The Magic Flute' by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mapa Teatro's rendition of the classic singspiel explores the magic nature of its plot, placing the piece at the crossroads of fantasy, comedy and philosophy - the realm of dreams, that mysterious zone of humanity. In this surreal performance (where fantastic masks, multimed...
Alt Title(s): Re-corridos: memoria viva Santa Inés-El Cartucho, Cúndua: re-corridos
Location: Performed in Bogotá, Colombia, in December 2003.
Synopsis: Mapa Teatro's installation project, 'Re-corridos,' memorializes the demolition of an urban neighborhood known as Santa Inés-El Cartucho in Bogotá, Colombia. Staged in a rustic, colonial home typical of the neighborhood, the installation was visited by more than 6,000 spectators during the last phase of demolition in the first half of December 2003. Based on testimony of former inhabitants, Mapa T...
Alt Title(s): Love story (last chapters), Histoire d'amour (derniers chapitres)
Location: Performed in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2002.
Synopsis: This 'radiophonic' play explores the relationship between three people, their desires, sense of loss and isolation. The play unravels as a journey of a man passing through a city, a journey of thoughts and words passing inside the man's head, the passing of a story that ebbs and flows, of history repeating itself, of sense lost and recovered. Voices, in their continuous expression and circulation...
Alt Title(s): Testigo de las ruinas, Witness to the ruins
Location: Performed at Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 10, 2007, as part of the Sixth Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar entitled Corpolíticas en las Ámericas / Body Politics in the Americas : formations of race, class and gender.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Mapa Teatro's performance 'Testigo de las Ruinas' ('Witness to the Ruins'), presented as a part of the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in June of 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina under the title 'CORPOLÍTICAS en las Ámericas: Formaciones de Raza, Clase y Género / Body Politics in the Americas: Formations of Race, Class and G...
Location: Performed and recorded at the Miller Theater and Wood Avery Auditorium at Columbia University in New York City on October 14, 2011, as part of the conference "Injured Cities : Urban Afterlives" held on October 14-15, 2011, hosted by Columbia University's Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference.
Synopsis: This video recording broadcasts the presentation of archival documentation of ‘Witness of the Ruins’ by the Colombian collective Mapa Teatro as part of ‘Injured Cities: Urban Afterlives Conference,’ hosted by the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference at Columbia University. This conference, convened on the tenth anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001, aimed to explore the...
Alt Title(s): Prometheus (documentary)
Location: Performed in Bogotá, Colombia, on March 20, 2003.
Synopsis: This is a video documentation of Mapa Teatro’s artistic creation laboratory, with the participation of a group of former inhabitants of the neighborhood of Santa Inés del Cartucho, between 2002 and 2003. The laboratory’s goal was to stage the first act of ‘Prometheus,’ by Heiner Müller (1929-1995), to be performed in the vacant land left after the demolition of El Cartucho. This neighborhood was ...
Alt Title(s): Prometheus
Location: Performed in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2003.
Synopsis: This is a video documentation of the staging of ‘Prometheus,’ performed by the participants of the artistic creation laboratory lead by Mapa Teatro in collaboration with former inhabitants of the neighborhood Santa Inés del Cartucho, demolished during the gentrification process of Bogota’s historic downtown. The minimal objects rescued from this erased space, such as chairs, tables, and beds, are...
Alt Title(s): Prometheus
Location: Performed in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2004.
Synopsis: This is a video documentation of the staging of ‘Prometheus,’ performed by the participants of the artistic creation laboratory lead by Mapa Teatro in collaboration with former inhabitants of the neighborhood Santa Inés del Cartucho, demolished during the gentrification process of Bogota’s historic downtown. Along with the performance, this video offers documentation that helps to render the tota...