The Mangrove Tales
In “Mangrove Tales” (the name given to the collection of stories and popular
literature transmitted through oral tradition, especially in the South Pacific), the
motivation of the creative team lies in the interest in investigating memory that
refuses to disappear, re-read their myths, legends, dances and music, creating a
new production wherein video, interactivity and the set of light and shadows,
create luxurious, mutant and dynamic landscapes and scenarios, that allows us
to visualize these stories, while generating a reflection on the present as well.
The Pacific is a region with complex dynamics, with flows and movements of de-
territorialization, conflicts over land, water, timber and mineral wealth which
become poverty for the people, that’s when appears the critique of a society
that, at a given moment, turns is back destroying everything in its path towards
an imaginary progress.
The play has been awarded the Southern Exposure grant from Mid Atlantic Arts
Foundation for tours in the USA and the Interdisciplinary grant for large scale
productions from Teatro Mayor and Teatro Jorge Eliécer Gaitán in Bogotá.