Sobre el Bns

A Streetcar Named Desire


1952, Teatro Her Majesty, Montreal, Canada
Music: Alex North

1997, Ballet de Santiago de Chile, Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Santiago de Chile, Chile.
Choreography: Mauricio Wainrot
Music: Bela Bartok


Free version of A Streetcar Named Desire by Mauricio Wainrot.

In the final scene of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, Blanche DuBois, its protagonist, is committed to a mental hospital. This is precisely the starting point of this choreographic version. 

The most important events in Blanche's life are recreated through successive flashbacks as loose shreds in her memory.

It is a story made of a patchwork, as Blanche herself, presented as an uncohesive personality through the multiplication on stage of several Blanches that are mixed and confused.

The work relives in a constant and obsessive form the events triggering Blanche's progressive crisis: the suicide of her husband, the impossible coexistence with her sister and her brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski, the relationship with Mitch - from whom she receives affection and confidence - and, above all, the permanent confrontation with Stanley.

Blanche and Stanley are mutually attracted and rejected. Not only do they represent two very different worlds and cultures, but are also paradigms of two periods confronted beyond any possibility of understanding.