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No me toquen ese valse (1990) Photo/Foto: Líder Garcia Gomez
  • Title: No me toquen ese valse
  • Alternate Title: Don't play that waltz for me
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:04:55
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 1990
  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Rebeca Ralli, Julián Vargas.
  • Credits: Miguel Rubio, director, co-creator ; Fidel Melquíades, technical director ; Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, producer ; Rebeca Ralli, co-creator ; Julián Vargas, co-creator ; Felipe Herrera, sound ; Arturo Recuay, lights ; Jorge Ramírez, lights.

No me toquen ese valse (1990)

Video documentation of theater piece No me toquen ese valse (Don't Play That Waltz for Me), created collectively by performers Rebeca Ralli and Julián Vargas, and director Miguel Rubio of Peruvian Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani. In this play, two dead nightclub performers return to their favorite club in Lima, which has become a city of unrelieved destruction. The performers, characters Abelardo and Amanda, try to recapture their act, their identities, their audience and a grip on life. Rising from the mists of death, or perhaps from hell, the performers -- he amid racks of drums and cymbals and she in a wheelchair -- try to recover speech, coordination, a sense of each other, passion, even sex, but they never quite connect.