Bolivian women, survivors of violence, tell a story so universal that it could be from anywhere in the world and confront a society with the intention of finding their happiness.
Based on the testimonies of the members of the company Kusisita - happiness in Aymara- the play tells the story of Felicidad (happiness in Spanish), a girl born in the market of El Alto, Bolivia, who grows up in an environment that constantly tells her that being a woman is no good.
This play, produced by the renowned Bolivian collective Kory Warmis -which means golden women in Aymara- talks about the violence experienced by women in the country and around the world. Taking the perspective of those who have managed to survive adversity, Kusisita portrays the pain of mothers searching for their missing daughters. It also turns around the struggle to find happiness when immersed in a violent society.
Kusisita is a story of pain and fight. But, above all, it is a story of hope.
The Kory Warmis collective -which means golden women in Aymara- is a group of 23 indigenous women, including vendors and artisans from Bolivia, who have made theater a very important part of their lives.
"Their stories inspired the script of their most famous plays, Kusisita and Déjà vu,elcorazóntambiénrecuerda. They became an artistic and social movement that, through theater, seeks to help other Bolivian women reflect, and encourages them to break the chain of violence", says the website Nodalcultura.am.
The collective will make its debut at the Santiago a Mil Festival with Kusisita and Déjà vu. They seek to meet and share their work and experiences with Chilean women from diverse communities.