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The Auroville Theatre Group presents:

La Loba

 

 

Yasmin interpreting La Loba. Photo by Manohar

 

Yasmin interpreting La Loba. Photo by Manohar

 

Yasmin interpreting La Loba. Photo by Manohar

 

Yasmin interpreting La Loba. Photo by Manohar

 

Yasmin interpreting La Loba. Photo by Manohar

 

Yasmin interpreting La Loba. Photo by Manohar

 

 

 

 

Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas

Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 8 p.m.

Duration: 1 hour

 

 

La Loba translated as the Wolf-woman is a unipersonal performance based on the idea that this woman collects bones to sculpt and mold a wolf which lives inside her. When the wolf comes to life, it slowly transforms into a woman and this creature is dedicated to her path of liberty and to save her natural instincts.

This creature lives within all those who do not bend their heads before institutional rituals, bureaucratic laws, and civilized customs. It desires to live free near its natural surroundings and does not become a slave to sentiments.

Everyone has in their interior the natural, wild instincts which have been persuaded to suppression and then been fashioned and integrated into society.

 

Director and music:
Jairo Vergara Fruto

 

Idea, text, costumes and acting:
Yasmin Jasdanwala

 

TAN MAN India/Colombia Center of Investigation of Body and Mind

shankaranegro@hotmail.com

 

"LA LOBA exists ... because she risks" 

 

It is my – ETUDE – study which began with Jola Cynkutis amongst the Haampi fields. Later on, guided and directed by Jairo and continuous performances since then; it is our 54 th performance in 7 years.

 

It is to be seen and analyzed at the sub-conscious level, a dream state. It is not a linear performance, nor schematic in outlook. Action is the personage; or in other words, the personage lives because of its actions; in this sense, what interests us is “laboratory” -a space to experiment the essence of what signifies for us theater in these contemporary times.

 

This work has given birth to my internal scream. Thanks to my perseverance to continue this art of theatre, the transformative and mutative elements are activated and that gives license to articulate feudal customs: of dominating women: that she has no rights, as the text reveals, “At the age of seven, when all lies are true …” And the religious aspect, touched minimally in a form reverent to me. La Loba exists because she risks.

 

Yasmin Jasdanwala , actress, dancer

Yasmin was born and raised in Bangalore, and has nearly 10 years of experience in physical theatre. She has trained under Khalid Tayabji, and performed with Tripura Kashyap in Bangalore . She has spent the last seven years in Colombia and has performed in countries such as Germany , Mexico , Spain , etc.

 

Jairo Vergara Fruto , director, actor

Jairo was born and raised in Barranquilla , Colombia and graduated from the National School of Drama in Bogota . In 1980 he founded the Papaya Partia Theater Group, developing experimental, carnival theatre throughout South America . In 1986, he traveled to Europe and collaborated in Copenhagen with the group, Cantbile Due and other theatre groups in Germany as actor and director. IN 1991, the first visit to the Orient. In China , studying classic movement – Peking Opera – and in Bali with the Baris dance master, Imade Djimat. Since 1992, he has studied kathakali with Guru Kudamaloor Karunakaran Nair and martial arts – kalaripayattu – C.V.N. and southern Kerala. His studies have been financed by ICCR.

Jairo has directed theater performances in Germany , India , Spain and in the last seven years, in Colombia . He has been professor in the Fine Arts University, directing “King Lear”, “Antigone”, “Richard the III”, “Merchant of Venice ”, ‘La Llorona”, “Prometheus” and winning for the last four years the Congo de Oro award for his constant production in carnival theatre.

 

 

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