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  • Title: Guadalupe años sin cuenta
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:54:11
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 1991
  • Location: Teatro La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: César Badillo, Santiago García, Patricia Ariza, Fernando Peñuela, Nohora Ayala, Fernando Mendoza, Hernando Forero, Inés Prieto, Francisco Martínez, Álvaro Rodríguez, Carolina Vivas, Martha Osorio, Rafael Giraldo, Ignacio Rodríguez.
  • Credits: Teatro La Candelaria, producer, music, set design, props, costumes ; Santiago García, director ; Oscar Mauricio Patarroyo, lighting design ; Wilson Saldarriaga, Francisco Martínez, Enrique Carrizo, editors.

Guadalupe años sin cuenta (1991)

A folklore band tells the story of Guadalupe Salcedo's murder, one of the first Colombian "guerrilleros" of the Liberal party. The band works as a Greek Chorus. Through the intervention of this Chorus and other narrative strategies (like a trial and a press conference), the play reconstructs the social and political context of this ominous murder, part of the endless string of violent deaths caused by political violence in Colombia. Teatro La Candelaria goes back to the historical origin of this violence (the fight between Liberals and Conservatives for national supremacy and its disastrous effects for the rural poor) in order to offer an interpretation of its persistence. Guadalupe Salcedo was one of the first victims of political violence in Colombia. The play ends, as it begins, with his murder. Likewise, political violence in Colombian seems cyclical and never ending. The play explicitly connects the 50s to the present.