In January 2022 we met in Oaxaca Nastya and Paula, two artists and friends who came straight from Poland and Ukraine. It was around a discussion on feminicide that the idea of creating a show where we could explore this theme by using different artistic techniques came up. We decided to articulate our show on feminicide around the character of Rosa Elvira Cely, died in 2012 due to atrocious sexual abuse and whose story moved the whole world.
The tragic story of a young mother
Born in Bogota, Rosa was 35 when her life ended. While studying to become a psychologist, on June 1, 2012, a classmate offers to bring her back home; she gladly accepts and this decision will mark the beginning of her nightmare. Raped, tortured, and impaled, she managed to reach the authorities, who found her, unconscious, several hours later in the Bogota National Park. Taken urgently to the hospital, the sequelae are such that she succumbs to her injuries a few days later. The next day, a huge protest is organized in the country. In response to this tragedy, the government in 2015 enacted the 1761 law against feminicide. A victory which will have cost the lives of many women and which we wanted to denounce in our show.
Art as a tool of denunciation
Our company wishes to support women in their independence and freedom, in a world where violence against them still rages. This show on feminicide is a tribute to Rosa but also to all those who lost their lives.
“We created our performance in a hybrid way with the flow of a TV show, where the presenter slowly remembers episodes of sexual violence.”
Perfectly played by Julia, the audience can observe the changes of the protagonist and enter into her inner and sensitive world. Highlighted by the music of Stéphane, Manu and Jacopo, the images projected by Nastya and Paula come to sublimate the poignant words of Manuel, and thus awaken the different senses and emotions of the spectator.
A case that echoes the situation in the state of Oaxaca
In this region of the world, rape culture is pervasive and deeply rooted, where laws do not seem to exist. According to the UN Women, Mexico is the Latin American country with the highest rate of homicides against women. And despite the 1994 convention adopted for the protection of women in Latin America, it still has a high crime rate.
According to another report by Amnesty International on feminicide in Mexico, 3,723 women were murdered in 2020. Often dismissed, it is not uncommon for these crimes to be recorded in the state of Oaxaca.
“Beyond the project of our association, it seems essential to us to contribute and work at our level, for a fairer world.”
And if in Europe the number of cases identified is much lower, the reality is not so different.
Written and thought out in our residence in Mazunte; we locked ourselves away for more than a month to create this show about women and for women. It starts from the common desire to question through different artistic means our actions taken straight from the collective unconscious.
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Written by Alexandra Ferreira
WELCOME TO OUR ONLINE FESTIVAL!!!
Hello!!!! The time for our Online Arts Festival has come! This November 20th begins the Fundraising Campaign for the Cultural Eco-Center of Itínera Theater in the Community of Mazunte (and the world) on the Pacific Coast of Mexico!!!!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
for joining Itínera’s voice to remember that Art, Imagination, Creativity are an essential part of communities.
Let’s get art into people’s homes and also let others into ours.
There is still time to spread the word in your social networks, among your friends and family. We hope this is the beginning of many collaborations and you have to be sure that our space in Mazunte will always be open for your projects and art!!!
We are 32 artists from different parts of the world from 8 different time zones. We will make small format interventions and we share our creations with the world.
Important information about How to connect to us?
Check out the schedule!
We manage two time zones, Mexico (CST) and Europe (CET),
Check the schedule in your own region
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about your participation in the Festival, and the link to enter the meeting.
When you enter you will receive a notification to accept that the event is being recorded.
Holaaa!!!! Ha llegado el momento para nuestro Festival de Artes Online!!! Este 20 de Noviembre inicia la Campaña de Recolección de Fondos para el Eco – Centro Cultural de Itínera Teatro en la Comunidad de Mazunte (y el mundo) en la Costa del Pacífico en México!!!
por unirse a la voz de Itínera para recordar que el Arte, la Imaginación, la creatividad son parte esencial de las comunidades.
Vamos a lograr que el arte entre a la casa de la gente y también dejaremos que otros entren en la nuestra.
Somos 32 Artistas de diferentes lugares del mundo de 8 zonas horarias diferentes, haremos intervenciones de pequeño formato donde compartiremos con el mundo nuestras creaciones.
Información importante sobre ¿Cómo conectarnos?
!!Mira la programación!!
Manejamos Dos Zonas Horarias, México (CST) y Europa (CET),
Revisa el horario en tu propia región
Tras inscribirse, recibirás un correo electrónico de confirmación con información sobre la participación en el Festival.
Este año en Casa Itínera Teatro en Mazunte, el objetivo fue completar el techo verde reciproco de una sala de ensayo empezado el año pasado… ¡¡Y lo logramos!! El 13 de mayo de 2021 terminamos y invitamos a la comunidad a sembrar algunas plantas y a festejar con nosotros este momento! Este vídeo habla de todos los esfuerzos y del orgullo de este instante. ¡Que lo disfruten!
This year at Casa Itínera Teatro in Mazunte, the goal was to complete the reciprocal green roof of a rehearsal room started last year … And we did it !! On May 13, 2021 we ended and invited the community to plant some plants and celebrate this moment with us! This video talks about all the efforts and the pride of this moment. Enjoy it!
Hola!!! hemos tenido dos intensas de votación para la selección del nombre de la Casa de Residencias Artísticas de Itínera Teatro. De 9 posibilidades, dos han pasado con muy buena recepción por parte de ustedes.