Yuyachkani ROCKS the World, Not Just Me

More images, preshow, during the extensive preparation for the theatre, to transform it from the presentation format of Cartas de Chimbote, into the gallery of history, testimony, graphic evidence, propaganda, documentation, and installation, of Sin Titulo.  These are NOT photos of the performance, but rather, of load-in. I have seen the Wooster Group, Arianne Mnouchkine’s […]

Yuyachkani ROCKS my world

Not since the Edinburgh Festival of 1981, when I had a chance to see Tadeusz Kantor’s brilliant national theatre, have I seen a piece of theatre that MOVED me and its  audience the way YUYACHKANI’S SIN TITULA: TECNICA MIXTA did last night at the opening night of its remounted production.  The company of founding members […]

Lima’s edges, Cuzco’s glory

Maria and I were able to go to Cuzco for a few days, primarily to see my host sister of 2012, Ruth Yabar Portillo, and her daughter Ceci, son Coco, and new little kids, Indira and Carlos. Indira and Carlos lost their dad, Ruth’s brother, to a terrible lung disease and lack of good medical […]

The Archives

  My archives are the General Archives of the Nation, and they are housed in a colonial era building in the center of Lima, old Lima. Though the entrance is a very elegant and you walk through a very picturesque arcade full of small merchants selling small things– once you enter the archive the romance […]

At a cafe in downtown Lima

Come with me to find the very best lunch downtown, where you anlyze pay between 3 and 4 dollars at the most for a full meal of your choice.  Find your way through the the saltados, chicharrones, ceviches, finas, pescados, hundreds of amazing desserts and drinks from pisco mixes to chicha morada, a cold sweet […]


A place of beautiful people, doing their very best to live at the Oceanside in Lima.  An artist’s enclave, a tourist draw, at least younger tourists, the center of mural art for Lima, and one of the communities on the coast of Lima.  10 degrees cooler than downtown in this sweltering summer time, and the […]

One week in Lima

The dancers below are high school aged girls, volunteering to learn with Grup Yuyachkani. greeting folks!  I am settling into this blog, and want to find a way to bring my time in Perú into your living room.  What aré the first things things that come to mind when thinking of Peru?  Macchu Picchu? Alpaca […]