When the performers of Cargo Theater, Teatro Yuyachkani and Elgalpon.espacio began researching this project, they made a surprising discovery on the roof of an interviewee’s home in Lima: here an extensive archive had been created and cared for over decades. The stories behind its unusual exhibits, preserved on overflowing shelves, are all linked by the same question: What are the consequences of anthropogenic interference with the cycles of this planet? Intercambios guides the audience through the reconstructed archive of German-Peruvian Soledad Bauer, who describes herself as a “collector of things that are dying out.” A journey through different microcosms in which insects write manifestos and plants call on those who see them to take action.
Cast & Credits
Performance: Carla Wierer, Jorge Baldeon, Leon Wierer
Dramaturgical Consultant, Outside Eye: Miguel Rubio Zapata
Technical Support: Stefan Wiemers
Funded by the City of Freiburg Department of Culture, Goethe-Institut Lima, Brot für die Welt and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg in co-operation with Teatro Yuyachkani, Elgalpon.espacio, Informationsstelle Peru e.V., E-Werk Freiburg.
The project is part of the format & FRIENDS GASTSPIEL and is realised within the framework of FESTIVALFRIENDS, a festival association of the Freie Darstellende Künste in Germany.
FESTIVALFRIENDS is funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media through the Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste e. V.’s programme “Verbindungen fördern”