GRUPO CULTURAL YUYACHKANI
www.yuyachkani.org

Bio

Yuyachkani is a performance collective that has been working, since its inception in 1971, at the forefront of theatrical experimentation, political performance, and collective creation focusing on embodied social memory, particularly in relation to questions of ethnicity and violence in Peru.

 

Abstracts

Rosa Cuchillo (Solo show by Ana Correa)
Rosa Cuchillo is a mother searching for her disappeared son even beyond death, wandering the netherworlds. Her return to earth seeks to harmonize life and, through dance, help people to let go of their fear and begin healing their oblivion.


Hampiq Warmi (Healer Woman)
Hampiq Warmi is an experience of art and healing that contributes to the psycho- social rehabilitation of women who were victims of sexual violence in the context of Peru's civil conflict.
1- Willasaqmi is a performance narrated by two Andean women who connect with their ancestors through an initial ritual, dealing with the role of women in history and the balance provided by their presence.
2- Kay Punku is a performance based on documented testimonies by women who were victims of sexual violence in the High Andes in Peru, a region hard hit by the violence from 1980 to 2000.