Combining theatre, installation and audiovisual material, La Despedida (Spanish for farewell) is the last part of the project Anatomy of Violence in Colombia, examining the different facets of violence in Colombia. Heidi Abderhalden and her brother Rolf, directors of Mapa Teatro, present their own version of the ghost of Colombian revolution on a stage reminiscent of a plot of equatorial forest.
Late 2016: After 52 years of conflict, a peace agreement is signed between the Colombian government and the oldest guerrilla group in South America, the Fuerzas armadas revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC). Suddenly, the camps of FARC open to journalists from around the world. Converted into ethnographic museums, their exhibits include the icons, objects and practices of a revolution that never happened. After half a century of war, the arrival of Peace marks the end of an utopia, a farewell to the oldest revolutionary dream in Latin America.
With Greek surtitles
Post-performance talk on 5 July
Peiraios 260 (D)
- 05/07 until 07/07/2018 at 21:00
MEDIA KIT / PHOTOS
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus | Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus | Peiraios 260 | Odeon of Herodes Atticus | Ancient Stadium Of Epidaurus | Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall | Athens | St. Paul’s Anglican Church | Athens School of Fine Arts | Benizelos Mansion (Archontiko Benizelon) | Institut français | National Archaeological Museum | National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) | Athens | National Garden | Lais Open Air Cinema | Icthyoskala Keratsiniou | Miltiadou 20 & Nikiou 18 | National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation | Benaki Museum | Piraeus Port, Gate E1 | Alexandras Square | Avdi Square | Syntagma Square | Athens Conservatoire | Megaro Hypatia