Collection Title: Rosa Luisa Márquez and theater collaborators
Title: Re-cuentos y re-visiones
Alternate Title: Re-cuentos y re-visiones en el teatro de Rosa Luisa Márquez
Date: 1992
Location: Filmed in Puerto Rico in 1992.
Work Type: Documentary.
CEDME-TV, producer ; Rosa Luisa Márquez, producer ; Alejandra Martorell, Osvaldo Rivera, Rosa Luisa Márquez, documentary ; Dinorah Marzán, Tati Rodrígez, Nigerian melodies, music.
Rosa Luisa Márquez, Antonio Martorell, Alejandra Martorell, Ana Lydia Vega, Kalman Barsy, Mareia Quintero, Rubén Ríos, Javier Cardona, Laura López, Tito Otero, Robert Villanúa, Rocío Costa, Graciela Rodríguez, Susan Homar, Lolita Villanúa, Sara Irizarry, Michel Godreau, Carla Godreau, Miguel Villafañe, participants.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:28:47
Language: In Spanish.
Synopsis: Documentary on the creative methods, pedagogic approaches and experimental performances of Puerto Rican theater director Rosa Luisa Márquez. The video shows a retrospective of theater projects developed by Márquez since 1985 with her university students in her course Drama Activities and her student ensemble 'Teatreros Ambulantes de Cayey', as well as her artistic collaborations with renowned artists and scholars in projects where theater, the visual arts, pedagogy, community building, and politics constantly intersect. Interviews with writers, fellow professors, theater critics, university students, visual artists and other collaborators are juxtaposed to footage and pictures from performances and public interventions, along with running commentary by the artist herself, dancer and choreographer Alejandra Martorell, and partner-in-art for over twenty years Antonio Martorell.This documentary is a valuable archive of Rosa Luisas work during these years as well as an excellent document on the manifold provocations, creative coordinates and characteristic traits of Márquezs artistic and pedagogical works. Rosa Luisa Márquez ( is a Puerto Rican theatre artist and pedagogue. Founding member of the theater group Anamú in 1971, she holds a masters 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 developed the current curriculum of Drama Activities, which she teaches in her workshops at schools, prisons, rehab centers, womens shelters, nursing homes and community centers.Her directing projects include Romeo(s) y Julieta(s), Historias para ser Contadas, La Leyenda del Cemí, Procesión, Waiting for Godot, Jardín de Pulpos, Absurdos en Soledad, El León y la Joya, among others. In conjunction with Puerto Rican visual artist Antonio Martorell, she created the concept of Itinerant Performers (1987-1990) resulting in twelve productions. Published books include Brincos y saltos: el juego como disciplina teatral and Historias para ser contadas, montaje de Rosa Luisa Márquez. She is a member of the board of directors and pedagogical team for the EITALCs International School of Latin American and Caribbean Theater. Ongoing artistic collaborators include Gilda Navarra and Antonio Martorell (Puerto Rico), Grupo Malayerba (Ecuador), Grupo Yuyachkani (Peru), and directors Peter Shumann (Bread & Puppet Theater, U.S.A.) and Augusto Boal (Theater of the Oppressed, Brazil).
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Copyright Holder: Rosa Luisa Márquez
Contact: Rosa Luisa Márquez
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