After just two fleeting performances in International Festival of Buenos Aires (FIBA) 2020 – just before the start of confinement – formally returned to the scene Hermaphroditework written by the famous director Alfredo Arias and co-directed by him together with Mayra Bonard and Carlos Casella.
Bonard and Casella, dancers and choreographers, are also the only interpreters of this piece taken from a terrible and true story began in the 1830s: a woman named Herculine Barbin, who from birth until the age of 21 is considered by everyone and by herself just like a woman, is forced by justice to assume that she is a man.
He has to change his name and way of life and leave his country: the director of the institution where he teaches, the bishop and the doctor ask him to. Eight years after living very miserably in Paris, he commits suicide.
Woman or man?
-How was Erculina physically constituted?
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