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Conversas Diversas

SEVENTH EPISODE: «PERMANENCE, BORDERS, ASYMMETRIES»

Conversas Diversas - Ep. 7

For the final episode of «CONVERSAS DIVERSAS» we invited Tamara Cubas (Uruguay) and International Institute for Political Murder (IIPM) – represented by Eva-Maria Bertschy (Switzerland / Germany) to an encounter where they share their perspectives and experiences working outside of their local contexts and dealing with political issues. Tamara Cubas shares excerpts of her piece «Multitud» enacted in Sardegna, Italy working with a cast of mostly all African immigrants and what kind of questions this raises for a South American choreographer. Eva shares her experience in developing «The New Gospel» created in partnership with Milo Rau and refugees also in the south of Italy. This conversation unfolds issues that were discussed in almost all of our conversations, ethical collaborations, integration, invisibilities, and exchange.

BIOS

Eva-Maria Bertschy

(born 28.01.1982, in Düdingen, Switzerland) works as a freelance dramaturge at the intersection of theatre and political activism in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, D.R. Congo and Brazil. With the Swiss director Milo Rau / International Institute of Political Murder she has conceived and realised numerous productions, international theatre and documentary film projects and political interventions amongst others „The Congo Tribunal“ (2015-2020), the „General Assembly“ (2017), „La Reprise. Histoire(s) du Théâtre 1“ (2018) and „The New Gospel / The Revolt of Dignity“ (2019-2020) and „Antigone in the Amazon“ (2020-2021). She also works regularly with the Berlin director Ersan Mondtag, the Congolese choreographer Dorine Mokha and the Swiss musician Elia Rediger. Her projects have won numerous awards, been invited to the most important international theatre festivals such as the Berlin Theatertreffen, the Festival d’Avignon and the Kunstenfestivaldesarts and have been shown in more than 20 countries.

Tamara Cubas

Artista uruguaya que desarrolla principalmente su producción en la escena, accionando en otros soportes como la performance y la instalación aunque su trabajo opera siempre sobre el cuerpo y las relaciones.

En las prácticas escénicas podemos hablar de dos líneas de investigación, una que ahonda sobre el cuerpo performático en una constante búsqueda por la autonomía del cuerpo basándose en conceptos propios como la Estética de la Precariedad. En esta línea indaga sobre la potencia de los cuerpos latinoamericanos dotados de memorias, historia y vivencias particulares y su constante búsqueda descolonizadora. (Serie Canibal 2019 / Trilogía Antropofágica 2017-209 / Puto Gallo Conquistador 2016)

La segunda línea se refiere al Otro, donde desarrolla proyectos con poblaciones y comunidades no artísticas. En este camino los temas recurrentes son la Historia, La Patria, El poder, Lo político, las relaciones interpersonales, la heterogeneidad y el disenso. Actos de Amor Perdidos 2011 / Multitud 2014 / La Brisa 2016 / y los actuales proyectos Trilogía del Tiempo y Sea of Silence.

Se interesa y explora la palabra y el relato personal propio y ajeno como estrategia que contraste y resista el Relato Oficial, trabajando para ello en colaboración con dramaturgos como Gabriel Calderón (uy) y otros escritores.