Muelle oeste (2002)

Muelle oeste (2002) HIDVL

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 in a warehouse on a pier in a major Western port city (Koltès was inspired by a visit to New York City). Each one of the characters in this underworld is, in their own eyes, subjected to the trading of their needs and desires, holding on to the tatters of their civilized ways. In this production, the architectonic richness of the Teatro Colón in Bogotá provides the conditions of possibility to represent, spatially, each of the eight points of views at play in 'Muelle Oeste' - eight worldviews from eight characters who, uprooted from their homelands, their communities and their ways of life, will negotiate with whatever they got left in order to fulfill their unavoidable fate.


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Additional Info

  • Title: Muelle oeste
  • Alternate Title: Quai ouest
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:19:29
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: Oct 2002
  • Location: Performed at Teatro Colón, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Jairo Camargo, Julián Díaz, Walter Luengas, Lucy Martínez, Mauricio Navas, María Adelaida Puerta, Diego Trujillo, Ana María Vallejo, performers.
  • Credits: Rolf Abderhalden, translation; Heidi Abderhalden, cast director; Rolf Abderhalden, José Ignacio Rincón, visual concept; Carlos Benavides 'Champi', music; Nathalie Lerat, lighting; Elizabeth Abderhalden, costumes; Juan Carlos Dávila, photography.
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