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  • Title: Persistencia de la memoria
  • Alternate Title: Persistence of Memory
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:01:40
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 1998
  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Type-Format: film
  • Cast: Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani (protagonist).
  • Credits: Andrés Cotler Avalos, director ; Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, producer ; Zeppelin Producciones, producer ; UNICEF Peru, producer.

Persistencia de la memoria (1998)

This documentary, created for the 25th anniversary of Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, is a must-see for anyone interested in the work of this renowned Peruvian theater group. This documentary features interviews with Miguel Rubio (director of the group), other group members, and several renowned archaeologists, critics and theater experts of Peru, including anthropologist Rodrigo Montoya, historian María Rostworowski, director of the Escuela Internacional de Teatro de América Latina y el Caribe (EITALC), Osvaldo Dragún, and Hugo Salazar, a prominent Peruvian theater critic. The documentary also includes footage of performances Músicos Ambulantes, Encuentro de Zorros, Baladas del Bien-Estar, Son de los Diablos, Contraelviento, Adiós Ayacucho, Yuyachkani En Concierto, No Me Toquen Ese Valse, Hasta Cuándo Corazón, Retorno, and Pasacalle, all works that the group performed within its first twenty-five years of theater work. The documentary discusses the progression of the group, from an ensemble of young students eager to explore theater, to an integral element of Peruvian society responding to the cultural and political issues of Peru. This documentary shows Yuyachkani's relationship to the community and nicely illustrates the history of the plays and the theater group itself.