By Teatro a lo Mapuche
A production that goes beyond the confines of theater to give the audience an inside look at the everyday lives and demands of the Mapuche people.
Ka kiñe, ka kiñe (‘once more’ in English) is a piece that runs through the Mapuche people’s history, myths and legal demands, inviting the audience to become part of their community, experience their cultural multidimensionality and find out how they are reconstructing their identity. In this, the third play by Teatro a lo Mapuche (Kiñe Eluwün, Kutrankulei), the audience comes face to face with a story that has the air of a legal and police drama and how the Mapuches deal with different situations, the power of their oral traditions and their constant reflection, critique and self-criticism. It creators describe it as “embracing the communities that are rebuilding themselves. It’s for those who maintain and practice their culture and, above all, for those who’ve sacrificed their freedom and lives like Matías Catrileo Quezada: young people who are involved in ‘waking up’ their people and identity”. On the hyper-realistic set, the actors in Ka kiñe, ka kiñe speak Mapudungun and Spanish.
Cast and crew
Directed by: Anthony Nahuelhual | Playwright: Khano Llaitul | Cast: Ramón González, Vladimir Huaiquiñir, Germán Pinilla, Camila Casanova, Francisca Muñoz, Anthony Nahuelhual | Producer: Francisca Muñoz | Assistant producer: Dominga Gutiérrez | Set, costume and lighting designer: Montserrat Quezada | Graphic designer: Alejandro Huircapán | Illustrations: Vittorio Meschi | Mapuche chef: Carmen Huentemil | Text translation: José Paillal and Elizabeth Huenchual | Support cast: Miriam Millapan and Miguel Huechucoy
A focus on the issues that affect native people
An actor who graduated in 2010 from the University of Chile, he’s performed under directors such as Alexis Moreno, Aliocha de la Sotta and Carlos Huaico. He’s currently works as an actor for the Unit of Pretend Patients at the University of Chile’s Clinical Skills Center and also teaches theater at the Trememn Intercultural School. Since 2016, he’s been director of the Teatro a lo Mapuche company, bringing together a group of artists with the aim of creating new performing arts pieces according to the Mapuche world view.
Teatro a lo Mapuche
Art based on a Mapuche world vision
This group was created as a result of the need to develop a theater piece using Mapuche rationale, integrating and blending existing artistic tools with the forms already used by the Mapuche world view. Its theatrical research is carried out in the Mapuche community of Lof Pillañ Wingkul in Recoleta, where director Anthony Nahuelhual and playwright Khano Llaitul come from and from where the issues their productions deal with emerge, enriching and delving into contents that are both contingent and strictly Mapuche in origin.
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