Kate MacNeill Interviews Colombian Playwright and Director Carolina Ribón

Kate MacNeill, Carolina Ribón

Abstract


In response to the imminent loss of indigenous Colombian communities, playwright and director Carolina Ribón founded the Hamuy Munakuy Foundation, a not-for-profit arts organisation established to 'strengthen the ancestral wisdom of indigenous communities in Colombia using the arts as a tool for dissemination and outreach'. Her play, entitled '(...)' Homenaje a las Mujeres Emberá - Chamí­, was the first mounted by the Foundation and explores the implicit theatricality in rituals of Colombia's indigenous peoples.

Kate MacNeill is the editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management and met Carolina Ribón at the AIMAC conference in Bogotá in June 2013. AIMAC is a biennial conference of academics working in the arts and cultural management sector. In her capacity as a delegate to the conference, Carolina Ribón energetically promoted the current cultural concerns of indigenous people. After the conference Kate took the opportunity to contact Carolina for this interview.

 


Keywords


Colombia; theatre; indigenous people

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