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Amor a la muerte

Lemi Ponifasio

Santiago / Auckland
dance music theatre European Premiere

The Samoan-New Zealand artist invites a singer-songwriter and a contemporary flamenco dancer to celebrate Mapuche culture and explore the reality of its people. Together they present their lives in a dreamlike ceremonial space that reflects their personal stories and those of their native Chile.

The murder of a former Mapuche student activist and farmer inspired Lemi Ponifasio to create this piece which, once again, defies and transcends conventional ideas of theatre, dance and activism, dealing, like all his work, with “questions of identity and destiny, people and nature, womanhood and the balance of power”. While the aesthetic is sophisticated and the presentation highly visual, the message is deeply political, rooted in the reality of the Mapuche community, which suffers from abuse from the Chilean authorities and harm due to climate change. The artist reiterates his commitment to indigenous peoples via this intense piece created with the dancer Natalia Garcia-Huidobro and the singer Elisa Avendaño Curaqueo. A sublime fusion of art and politics, darkness and light.

En coréalisation avec le Théâtre Joliette

Practical information

2023 edition

Duration 1h10

Aged 12 and over

Where ?
Théâtre Joliette

2, place Henri-Verneuil, 2e

tel. 04 91 90 74 28

Métro - 2 arrêt Joliette

Tram - 2, 3 arrêt Euroméditerranée-Gantès

Bus - 35, 82 arrêt Le Silo, 49 arrêt Collège Izzo

Vélo - station Euroméditerranée Gantes

Parking - Urbis Park Euromed Center


Price €10

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Première en Europe
En coréalisation avec le Théâtre Joliette
Création 2020
MAU Mapuche (direction Lemi Ponifasio)
Conception, direction artistique : Lemi Ponifasio
Interprétation : Elisa Avendaño, Natalia García-Huidobro
Choregraphie : Lemi Ponifasio, Natalia García-Huidobro  
Lumière : Helen Todd
Musique, son : Elisa Avendaño Curaqueo and Lemi Ponifasio
Réalisation lumière, photographie : Alex Waghorn
Technicien son : Jean Paul Mengin
Direction technique : Martin Montaner
Régie générale : Fernanda Pardo
Production : Barcelona Grec Festival 2020, Teatro a Mil Foundation