Interview with Miguel Rubio: Crisis de representación (2012)

In this interview, by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Miguel Rubio talks about the crisis of representation related to the atrocities inflicted by political violence during the internal armed conflict in Peru (1980-2000). Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani worked closely with the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The TRC organized the public hearings where the testimonies of the survivors revealed the extremes of violence performed by terrorist groups and the State alike. The group then asked: what can Yuyachkani, and what can theatre do in times of violence, death, and disappearance? These events marked a transformation in Yuyachkani’s work, that now considers its performances as being in-between presence and representation.


Miguel Rubio Zapata is a director, theater researcher, and founding member of Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani. His most recent directions include: Con-cierto Olvido (2010); El último ensayo (2008); Sin Título-técnica mixta (2004); Hecho en Perú-Vitrinas para un Museo de la Memoria (2001). He is also author of Raíces y semillas: Maestros y caminos del teatro en América Latina (2011), Notas sobre el teatro (2001) and El cuerpo ausente (2008).


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  • TItle: Interview with Miguel Rubio:
  • Alternate Title: Crisis de representación
  • Date: 24 Oct 2012
  • Location: Recorded at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York City
  • Interviewee: Miguel Rubio Zapata
  • Interviewer: Diana Taylor
  • Duration: 00:20:41
  • Language: Spanish