Production: Ballet Teatro Castro Alves – BTCA (Salvador/Bahia/Brazil)
Running time: 30 minutes.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Centro Cultural de España, Casa del Soldado
In the Embera culture, an aboriginal tribe located in Darien, Panama, we find the “Jaimaná” or “Jaibaná,” the witch, the Chaman, the botanic medicine man, the most beloved and respected man in town, and at the same time, the most feared, skilled in establishing connections with all the worlds, holding the power to cure, and, kill. For “Jaimaná,” every living being has a spirit or “jai,” which can bring diseases and attacks, healing and protection and, he is responsible of controlling it to help it do his work.
Artistic and technical crew:
Concept, performance, score and costume research: Luis Escobar
Assistant choreographers: Nelma Seixas and Ana Elisa Supra
Field research: Jose Elias Escobar Molina
Lighting design: Irma Vidal
Balé Teatro Castro Alves – BTCA (Salvador/Bahia/Brazil)
Artistic Direction: Antrifo Sanches
Artistic Advisor: Dina Tourinho