dr. faustus (méxico-city)

Emilio García Wehbi, Maricel Álvarez, Virginia Amarilla, Franghia Ballesteros, Ramón Barragán, Diana Gabriela Delgado Ojeda, Katharina Haverich, Stephanie Janaina, Jimena Luna Deschamps, Sara Montero Arce, Ana Zavala
photo by Rodrigo Oropeza

theatrical installation

concept, staging and direction Emilio García Wehbi and Maricel Álvarez

with Virginia Amarilla, Franghia Ballesteros, Ramón Barragán, Diana Gabriela Delgado Ojeda, Katharina Haverich, Stephanie Janaina, Jimena Luna Deschamps, Sara Montero Arce, Ana Zavala

text Gertrude Stein, Emilio García Wehbi

costume Rossana Aparicio
music Marcelo Martínez
production Estela Ortiz

 

 

 

In "Dr. Faustus" Emilio García Wehbi and Maricel Álvarez revive the medieval Faust myth and create a dialogue between the works of Goethe, Gertrude Stein, Lars von Trier and Marcel Duchamp.

Peeking through the obscene spyhole of "Étant Donnés", the combined materials from "Faust. The First Part of the Tragedy", "Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights" and "Antichrist" create a peculiar montage. Five dancers, an old man, the voice of a German actress speaking in English together with the light as a poetic persona provoke a clash of genres and a counterproposal against the classical story. (Emilio García Wehbi)

 

photos by Rodrigo Oropeza

supported by

Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Difusion Cultural UNAM Teatro, El Milagro, Departamento de Humanidades Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa, Fundación BBVA Bancomer, CONACULTA FONCA.