First fundamental decision: our VII Encuentro Festival will be with Latin American artists. Hence the countries chosen: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Argentina. Hence also the choice of the theme of study and reflection and the theme of the meeting: Art, memory and healing. We wish to look for the roots of this chosen theme in our continent. Here is the wisdom.
Art, Memory and Healing understood in this way:
Memory: a history constructed through a genealogy of women.
Healing: transformation, mutation
Aycahaymi manam maqanakunapaqch"
My body is not
My body is not a field
My body is not a battlefield!"
(Text from Kay Punku, this door, yesterday, today, tomorrow)
A certainty: the healing power of theatre.
Encounter and empathy.
Alchemy of art. If one woman heals, we all heal through her.
This is our wish, our work for this VII International Festival Magdalena 2nd Generation:
Art, memory and healing.