Medea material (1991)
  • Title: Medea material
  • Alternate Title: Medea material (Canto primero / Cantos 9 y 10)
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:27:44
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: Dec 1991
  • Location: Performed at the Teatro Colón, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Marta Senn (mezzosoprano), protagonist ; Heidi Abderhalden, Adriana Albarracín, Carlos Caycedo, Harold Moreno, Julia Pardo, Miguel Ángel Pazos, Ramiro Sandoval, John Alexander Toro, performers ; Adriana Guevara, Héctor Ramón, Ludmila Sandoval, Sandra Sichaca, Isauro Pinzón, musicians.
  • Credits: Mapa Teatro, creator, producer ; Heidi Abderhalden, producer; Rolf Abderhalden, director; Isauro Pinzón, musical director; Heiner Müller, author; Rolf Abderhalden, Sergio Mesa, translators; Lía de Roux de Caceido, Rolf Abderhalden, dramaturgy; Sergio Mesa, composer; Elizabeth Abderhalden, costume designer; Daniel Demont, lighting designer, technical director; Ron Abderhalden, set designer.

Medea material (1991)

Video documentation of Heiner Müller's 'Medea Material,' the first production of the Mapa Teatro's 'Müller cycle.' This musical theater production features Colombian mezzo-soprano Martha Senn as Medea, along with a chamber ensemble formed by members of the Philarmonic Orchestra of Bogotá. Constructed out of huge sheets of wrapped cloth, the figure of Medea towers over her subjects and creators in a classic and surrealistic representation of tragedy, magic and myth. After the documentation of the performance, this video includes close-up shots of the diverse characters, showing details of their make-up, their costumes, and the stage. The aesthetic and visual achievement of this production, as well as its showcase of Colombian musical talent, brought considerable recognition to Mapa Teatro in the first decade of its artistic development.


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