Guayabo Theatre Workshop (1994)

Guayabo Theatre Workshop (1994) HIDVL

Synopsis: Video documentation of the first of a series of workshops conducted by members of Peruvian theater ensemble Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani in collaboration with local and international artists. The workshops, celebrated with children and youth of the Afro-Peruvian community of Guayabo (Chicha, Peru), were meant to explore and revalue the Afro-Peruvian cultural heritage through theater, plastic/visual arts, dance and music, in an effort to empower the community in the face of existing racism in the country, at a time when the African cultural influence and the Afro-Peruvian population was -- and still is -- looked down upon. Yuyachkani actress Ana Correa, director of the project, initiated this pedagogical and activist effort inspired by the exploration of Peruvian cultural diversity (including African influences in Peruvian music and dance) in Yuyachkani's renowned spectacle "Músicos Ambulantes."


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Additional Info

  • Title: Guayabo (taller de teatro)
  • Alternate Title: Guayabo theater workshop
  • Duration: 00:25:58
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: Feb 1994
  • Location: Guayabo, Chicha, Peru.
  • Performers: Ana Correa, Luis Sandoval, Claudia Louchman, Alfredo Alarcón, Monica Rojas (dancer), Rossana Peñaloza (dancer), Otto Gygax (musician).
  • Type: workshop
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