La Cabellera (2005)

La Cabellera (2005) HIDVL

Farce performed by three "bald grim reapers" rehearsing for a soirée in celebration of the Day of the Dead. The theme of the "rehearsal" is hair, legends of the long hair of ancestral feminine characters like Medusa, Lady Godiva, Mary Magdalene, among others. Teatro La Máscara's piece questions the tradition of patriarchal thought which depicts women?s bodies as incarnations of evil; with the complicit help of science, religion, law, art and marketing, the symbolic damnation of women has been perpetuated, reinforced by new, contemporary myths. The ambivalent depiction of the feminine throughout history --as a muse, an object, a mother, a temptress, an angel, a witch-- positions the feminine in a paradoxical crossroads of misogyny and idealization, rendering women a disempowered "Other." The piece poses a feminist commentary on these misogynist practices, using a meta-theatrical approach to the stories of famous feminine icons to denounce the injustices inflicted on them, and to celebrate their power and agency as women.


Additional Info

  • Title: La cabellera
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:01:39
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 29 July 2005
  • Location: Cali, Colombia.
  • Type-Format: play
  • Cast: Silvia Mena (protagonist), Lucy Bolaños (protagonist), Claudia Morales (protagonist).
  • Credits: Teatro La Máscara, producer ; Pilar Restrepo, creator ; Lucy Bolaños, director ; M. Zambrano, H. Cixous, M. Yourcenar, C. Navia, texts ; Sergio Gómez, artistic coach, choreography ; Wilson Pico, choreography coach ; Héctor Fabio Ortega, videographer ; La Máscara, Sergio Gómez, set, props, and costumes ; Mauricio Holguín, Robinson Achinte, lighting design ; Mónika Herrán, photos and graphic design ; Pedro Alcántara, Erica Mesías, graphic design ; Lizana Herrera, Federico Suárez, music ; Carlos Arias, Miguel González, Faride Ocampo, Elizabeth López, Marcela Guauña, collaborators.