Collection Title: Hemispheric Institute Encuentro:Staging citizenship : cultural rights in the Americas(7th : 2009 : Bogotá, Colombia). , Hemispheric Institute archive
Title: A título personal (fragmentos)
Alternate Title: In a personal capacity (fragments)
Date: 2009 Aug. 24
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.
Work Type: Performance., Collective creation., Theater.
Credits:
Gray Wetzler, Chris Tabron, videographers ; Gray Wetzler, video editor.
Cast/Performers:
Patricia Ariza, Nohra Gonzalez, Nohora Ayala, Adelaida Otalora, Alexandra Escobar, Carmiña Martinez, Santiago Garcia, Rafael Giraldo, Luis Libardo Florez, Hernando Forero, Cesar Badillo, Fernando Mendoza, Francisco Martinez, performers.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:14:41
Language: In Spanish.
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, struggles, and frontiers of citizenship. 'In a Personal Capacity' was an experimental work that explored, through the collective efforts of its members, the field of information and communications in our contemporary world. At the same time, the members of the group look inside their own work, in a fragmentary self-reflection process that releases questions about their role as artists, as a collective, and as Colombians. This edited version of their performance offers a closer view to their proposal: La Candelaria is a collective, but a collective formed by individuals, a dynamic that implies a continous negotiation between personal goals and the necessities of the collective. Directed by Santiago García, Teatro La Candelaria was founded in 1966 by a group of independent artists and intellectuals. Engaged in an ongoing exploration of national folklore, events, and characters, much of their repertoire was created using the 'collective creation' method. La Candelaria also fostered the creation of the Corporación Colombiana de Teatro and has developed a number of theoretical works that reflect upon dramatic creation, its methods and languages.
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