"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.