Rebecca Ralli, Julián Vargas Rebecca Ralli, Julián Vargas
  • Title: Serenata
  • Alternate Title: Serenade
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:12:42
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: 1995
  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Cast: Rebeca Ralli, Julián Vargas.
  • Credits: Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, collective creation ; based on texts by Vasko Popa, Rafael Cárdenas, Manuel Scorza, Eduardo Galeano & Miguel Rubio Zapata ; Miguel Rubio, director ; Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, producer ; Socorro Naveda, producer ; Mariano Marquez, lighting design.

Serenata (1995)

Collective theater creation by Peruvian Grupo Cultural Yuyahckani, based on texts by Latin American and Peruvian writers who have written poetically about love and human relationships -- such as Rafael Cárdenas (Venezuela), Eduardo Galeano (Uruguay), and Manuel Scorza (Peru). The play is weaved around two words: Love and Utopia -- be it the Utopia of Love or the Love for Utopia. A long-time couple kills time by putting themselves in extreme situations in order to overcome boredom and safeguard their love. They leave home and wander from run-down hotel to run-down hotel, confronting every day as if it was their very first. This piece is an exploration on the world of romantic couples, an investigation on love, encounters and disencounters, communication and miscommunication, presence and absence. Far from portraying a linear storyline, it shows a broad spectrum of sensations and relationships for and with the spectators, so that it is them who ultimately piece together the elements at play through the lens of their own experiences and references regarding love, human relations, solitude, solidarity, disenchantment and hope.


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