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Intercom: Revista Brasileira de Ciências da Comunicação

Print version ISSN 1809-5844On-line version ISSN 1980-3508

Abstract

ROCHA, Carmen Castillo. The "Laboratorio de Teatro Campesino e Indígena" and the construction of a good life in Ticopó, Yucatán, Mexico. Intercom, Rev. Bras. Ciênc. Comun. [online]. 2016, vol.39, n.2, pp.131-144. ISSN 1809-5844.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1809-5844201629.

In the context of the field of Communication for development and social change, this paper aims to explore the relationship between theater and development in the case of the "Laboratorio de Teatro Campesino e Indígena" (Indigenous and peasant theater Laboratory) (2004-2006) based on an Ex post facto research through focus interviews with the Mayan inhabitants of Canicab Ticopó Yucatan, Mexico. With this purpose, it is presented a tour in theoretical perspectives emphasizing edutainment to reach the proposal of Augusto Boal and non-pedagogical experiences in Latin American Theater. The theatrical practice of Maria Alicia Martinez Medrano and the mark left on its participants eight years after completion of the performance of the play Seventh moments in the life of the Maya is described. It is concluded that the exercise in staging at Ticopó helped to build emotional ties, recreational moments, intercultural contacts, travel, family life, cultural self-esteem, image and sensitivity towards building a "good life".

Keywords : Theatre; Good life; Communication; Development; Mayan Culture.

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