The curatorial axis of the project: “Seed – Stem – Fruit”, made the consultancy process for creation focus on proposals for works that emphasized a rigorous investigative process from start to finish; that is to say, that they ensured conceptual and linguistic rigor, from its approach, through the very work of solving the pieces, to its delivery to the public.
For this reason, this version of Yvyrasacha project and the resulting sample in its Expanded Performing Arts Festival, focuses on the fruit of four women and three men creators open to the purposes of: CREATING investigatively IN DIALOGUE, empowering the works and people one another; and that of offering QUALITY in an effective and well thought out way, to the national and international cultural consumption market, proposing art and not just ‘entertainment’, works that we consider ‘necessary’ because they dialogue with society in a profound and non-complacent way.
These creations have been worked on since last year with advice from different artists within the Yvyrasacha project. This exhibition is the closing of the first stage of the creation platform headed by Andrea Riera, Diego Aramburo and Luis Daniel Iturralde.
Six works created by artists from La Paz, Cochabamba, Sucre and Santa Cruz make up the programming of this first version of the Yvyrasacha Expanded Performing Arts Festival that will be presented virtually on February 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2022.
Title of the work: “I looked for my reflection and I saw a house” A creation of Katy Bustillos Vila and Pedro Simoni
Direction: Katy Bustillos Vila
“I looked for my reflection and I saw a house” explores the imprint that family relationships leave on the geographical and intimate space of a house. Katy talks with her brother about his mental disorder (schizophrenia), as she walks through the house she inhabits and is inhabited by the house.
Title of the work: Big Daddy
DIRECTION: Jamil Estrada
An unemployed 30-year-old man wants to be the best father for the son he wishes to have, for this he disintegrates and integrates pieces of himself.
Title of the work: (des)espera
Original idea and direction: Raisa Encinas
A person finds himself and doesn’t find himself in a place with little light. The notion of time is lost, memory is lost and recovered, control is lost, hope is lost. What is left?
Title of the work: Solo n Réquiem de un cuerpo
Original idea and direction: Patricia García
The duality between confinement and travel: an elderly man lives the pandemic time forced to receive death from the restriction of his body in a small space. The experience between memory and imagination is a journey between resistance and accepting death from the perspective of a woman. Pati, half Bolivian and half Spanish, honors this and the most painful farewells of her life from the memory of her childhood hero, her father, Quixote. Quixote half Alonso and Solon. Dreamer, but not warrior. Constantly evocative of death in life and the pain of departing.
Title of the work: THE MEMORY
AUTHOR: Jorge Alaniz León – LA DO-MInante – Scenic Group
What happens when you remember? What part of the human body suffers when one remembers? What if we add alcohol to our memories? Memory is that process where, in addition to remembering facts or events from the past, one recreates emotions, sensations and feelings that often-marked pain in the person who remembers. That is maximized more when it is an actor/actress who remembers. The year 1985, a boy saw a train going away, while he knew the pain. Twenty years ago, that same boy, now known as Jorge, decided to dedicate himself to theater and perhaps, since that day, he has not stopped remembering. Memory is that space where one reviews his past, to analyze his present and perhaps project a better future. For an actor, memory is a tool for acting, but it is also a way to review their mistakes, their successes and perhaps fall apart along the way.
Title of the work: The House
Dramaturgy and direction: Claudia Eid Asbun
“The House ” talks about the construction process of a video theater piece in its attempts to narrate the story of a woman who calls herself “Mamá Gloria” and who organizes beauty contests, through which she supposedly disguises herself. a whole business of trafficking in women and VIP prostitution, with national and international reach. In the tone of a documentary, this process is opened using as a metaphor the development of a silent cancer that metastasizes at a social level.
Es un proyecto apoyado con recursos del Fondo Internacional de Asistencia para Organizaciones Culturales y Educativas 2021 del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República Federal de Alemania, del Goethe-Institut y otros socios: www.goethe.de/hilfsfonds