Blanche Dubois (2000)
  • Title: Blanche Dubois (2000)
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:42:47
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 2000
  • Location: Noveno Piso, Teatro Nacional. Havana, Cuba.
  • Type-Format: dance
  • Cast: Performer: Marianela Boán.
  • Credits: Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, producer 2002 performance ; Marianela Boán, creator ; Director: Raúl Martín; Raúl Gallegos, videographer ; Nadia Baram, videographer.

Blanche Dubois (2000)

Blanche is based on Tennessee William's play A Streetcar Named Desire. This Cuban Blanche, who stays on the island while her sister emigrates, holds onto her revolutionary dreams, just as the original Blanche never loses her aristocratic spirit.

The work was created in collaboration with Cuban theater director Raul Martín. Blanche allows Boán to articulate the tenets of "Contaminated Dance" through her own body and performance. Through the equal and meticulous attention to details of voice, body, objects and space, Boán creates a work that becomes a true hybrid of dance and theater.

Additional Links

Article about Blanche by Miguel Sirgado Teatro en Miami. In Spanish.

Preview of Blanche in Miami New Times.

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