The cultural landscape of Central and South America is as rich and varied as its geography. The vast empires and first nations communities came into collision with the traditions and customs of European colonizers, and the result is an intermixing of faiths, belief systems, practices and mythologies. The result is a unique tapestry of cultures and nations built upon the idea of mixed ancestries. This gave birth to a series of artistic and performative traditions that are unlike any other: deeply physical, spiritual, aesthetic, and transformational. It’s worth noting that this exchange of thoughts, beliefs and ideas existed long before the colonial assault; the complicated network of roads established by the Incas allowed unprecedented movement from North to South of the subcontinent, and the highly advanced writing system of the Mayans spread knowledge and culture across the central territories.
Theater Mitu’s longest connection with the region began in Chile in collaboration with DuocUC, and included workshops with students and professional artists. The continued relationship with the country, its artists and its institutions has allowed Mitu to present its productions of Juárez: A Documentary Mythology and Death of a Salesman to the region, all the while expanding its collaborations and partnerships with institutions like the Chilean Ministry of Culture, and Festival Cielos del Infinito, which has allowed the company to carry our educational programs and research in universities, high school and arts programs in Patagonia and beyond.
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