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Teresa Ralli
democracy, human rights, interdisciplinarity, ritual, tradition
Music (folk, general)
Performing Arts (Masks, performance, ritual, theatre)
America, South, America, Central
Peru, Mexico
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January 21, 2004
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Independent Theatre Group

For over two decades Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani has been considered the most important independent theatre group in Peru. One of Yuyachkani’s aims is to promote the creation of a theatre based on dance, music, tradition, masks,symbols and elements from the Peruvian culture. They base their productions on the true elements of Peruvian traditions, passing them on to their audiences. Apart from theatre production work, Yuyachkani teaches seminars and workshops for people of all ages and runs a library specialising in theatre and popular culture. In 2000, Yuyachkani won Peru’s National Human Rights Award.
Author: Odin Teatret/Yuyachkani


Teresa Ralli is a founding member of Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani. She has taken part in all the productions of the group as actress and devisor, touring nationally and internationally and organising pedagogical activities. In 1992 Teresa participated in the Canu o Brofiad working process organised by the Magdalena Project in Wales and directed two meetings on Women in Theatre in Peru. She is professor in Oral and Physical Expression at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and is also working as invited actress with other companies.



Production / Performance,
Teresa Ralli performs in Spanish. This performance has been played in connection with political protests concerning missing people in Peru. In Roots in Transit Teresa is accompanied by Miguel Rubio and Alejandro Siles. Text: Jose Watanabe (adaptation of Sofocles’ tragedy)


2000- Peru´s national Human Rights Award


This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the partner institutions.

Roots in Transit IV

Women´s International Theatre Festival and Meeting

(15 January 04 - 25 January 04)


Odin Teatret

Yuyachkani home page

In Spanish

On Antigone - storyline

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