Collection Title: Teatros de Colombia, 1999 collection
Title: Interview with Beatriz Camargo
Alternate Title: Interview with Beatriz Camargo (Teatro Itinerante del Sol)
Alternate Title: Beatriz Camargo
Date: 1999 Aug. 28
Location: Interviewed in Villa de Leyva, Colombia, on Aug. 28, 1999.
Work Type: Interview.
Credits:
Alma Martinez, producer, creator, videographer.
Cast/Performers:
Beatriz Camargo, interviewee ; Alma Martinez, interviewer.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:22:31
Language: In Spanish, with introductory remarks in English.
Synopsis: Interview with Colombian actress, director, playwright and founder of Teatro Itinerante del Sol, Beatriz Camargo, conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez. A former member of the Grupo de Teatro La Candelaria (Bogota, Colombia, directed by Santiago García), Camargo founded her theater ensemble in 1982; originally based in Bogota, the Teatro Itinerante del Sol later moved to the rural village of Villa de Leyva in search of a connection with nature and the development of a creative space for their work. In this interview, Beatriz discusses her artistic trajectory; in terms of the Teatro Itinerante del Sol, Camargo talks about the centrality of myths, dreams, rituals, and masks in their theater work. Defined by the artist as 'biodrama', her theater pieces are conceived as explorations on myth and collective memory. Camargo also comments on how her theater projects, through the interplay between the mythical and the historical, address political issues of women and of indigenous peoples in Colombia.
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Copyright Holder: Alma R. Martinez
Contact: Alma R. Martinez
Address:
Alma R. Martinez
Phone(Business): +1-831-459-4918
Phone(Fax): +1-831-359-1377
Email: almamar@ucsc.edu