Yourcenar, o Cada quien su Marguerite (1989) Photo/Foto: HIDVL
  • Title: Yourcenar
  • Alternate Title: Cada quien su Marguerite
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:17:40
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 1989
  • Location: Foro Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Jesusa Rodríguez, protagonist ; Paloma Woolrich , protagonist ; Claudia Lobo, protagonist ; Juan Ibarra, protagonist ; Felipe Fernández, Linda Lasky, Francis Laboriel, Mario Iván Martínez, Laura Sosa, Giovanna Cavassola, Maribel Carrasco, Luis Martín, cast.
  • Credits: Jesusa Rodríguez, producer, director, adapter ; Liliana Felipe, producer, music ; UNAM, producer ; DIVAS, producer ; based on 'Qui n'a pas son Minotaure' by Marguerite Yourcenar ; Marcela Rodríguez, music ; Paco González (TV UNAM), video producer ; Carlos Trejo, set design, lighting design ; Carlos Roces, costume design ; Adrian Bravo, Alejandro Bravo, videographers.

Yourcenar, o Cada quien su Marguerite (1989)

Video documentation of "Yourcenar, o Cada Quien su Marguerite," a "sacred divertimento" based on French writer Marguerite Yourcenar's text "Qui n'a pas son Minotaure," adapted and directed by Mexican theater and performance artist Jesusa Rodríguez. Inspired by the Greek myth of Theseus, Ariadne and the Minotaur, the play poses a philosophical reflection on the desires, repressions, dreams and sufferings of contemporary men and women. The triangle Ariadne-Theseus-Phaedra (performed by Paloma Woolrich, Juan Ibarra and Claudia Lobo respectively), brings to the forefront dramatic conflicts rooted in a series of dualities: sensual/spiritual, constructive/destructive, idealist/pragmatic, male/female, to attack/to wait. The performance, full of poetic images, choreographic gestures, and mythic symbolism, renders the Minotaur a metaphor of these conflicts (the "inner monsters" of humanity): each one of us, contemporary people, confronts our own inner Minotaur.


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