El viento y la ceniza (1986)

Video excerpts of Teatro La Candelaria's theater piece "El viento y la ceniza," which recreates 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 who tell him to go to America to do great deeds and to become rich. One by one, all the ghosts from the past come to pay a visit and judge him. This is one of La Candelaria's plays concerned with the violent conquest of America, but it focuses on the conquerors, their miseries and their dreams.


Additional Info

  • Title: El viento y la ceniza [excerpts]
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:16:18
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 1986
  • Location: Teatro La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Ignacio Rodríguez, Nohora Ayala, Fernando Peñuela, Inés Prieto, César Badillo, Martha Osorio, Rafael Giraldo, Santiago García, Francisco Martínez, Álvaro Rodríguez, Hernando Forero, Fernando Mendoza.
  • Credits: Patricia Ariza, director, writer ; Teatro La Candelaria, producer ; Carolina Vivas, assistant director ; Martha Ospina, set & costume designer ; Ignacio Rodríguez, music ; Hernando Forero, songs ; Santiago García, lighting design ; Temilda Rangel, costumes ; Misael Chávez, lighting.

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