Popol Vuh

Andres Perez Araya

After numerous futile attempts, first in clay, then in wood, a human being capable of giving thanks to the almighty creator is finally fashioned from corn.


So goes the legend of the Quiche Mayans in this colorful outdoor production by Chile’s Gran Circo Teatro.In Popol Vuh, Andres Perez Araya has perfected a most unique style of allegory: winged creatures, humans and costumed demigods perform a series of ritual dances evoking the sacred myths from the Mayan book of creation. Javierra Parra’s haunting voice is the perfect accompaniment on this journey into the supernatural world of ancient Guatemala.


Directed by Andres Perez Araya