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The legend of Mu (in Spanish)

Dominguez Virgen, J. Carlos; Cabrera Amador, Raúl E.; López, Julio César

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      <creatorName>Dominguez Virgen, J. Carlos</creatorName>
      <givenName>J. Carlos</givenName>
      <familyName>Dominguez Virgen</familyName>
      <affiliation>Jose Luis Maria Mora Institute, Mexico City</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Cabrera Amador, Raúl E.</creatorName>
      <givenName>Raúl E.</givenName>
      <familyName>Cabrera Amador</familyName>
      <affiliation>Autonomous Metropolitan University, Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico</affiliation>
      <creatorName>López, Julio César</creatorName>
      <givenName>Julio César</givenName>
      <affiliation>National Centre for Theatre Research, Documentation, and Information Rodolfo Usigli,  Mexico City, Mexico</affiliation>
    <title>The legend of Mu (in Spanish)</title>
    <subject>public policies</subject>
    <subject>social movements</subject>
    <date dateType="Issued">2020-04-26</date>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;This article presents&amp;nbsp;a theatre work, including critical comments by two specialists. The author, who completed a PhD where he had examined the implementation of large-scale infrastructure projects, decided that the language and communicational dynamics of theatre could provide a better chance to raise awareness and simultaneously contribute to the critique of development policies based on the construction of megaprojects. The piece adopts a satirical approach to explore how policy decisions of such scale are often taken and implemented, delivering a sarcastic analysis, grounded on a real case whose details were anonymized.&amp;nbsp;The present work offers an example of the possibility of dialogue between academy, dramaturgy and scenic arts. It presents an analysis of the motivations that led to staging&amp;nbsp;&lt;em&gt;La Leyenda de Mu&lt;/em&gt;&amp;nbsp;(The Legend of Mu), which has been played for several seasons in Mexico City and was presented on 5- 6 April 2017 at the&amp;nbsp;Moli&amp;eacute;re Theatre, San Jose, Costa Rica, during the&amp;nbsp;VIII International Meeting of the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Network. The work offers a critique of technocracy and of the rational-administrative thinking that is invoked to justify the construction of so-called megaprojects, which have significant impacts on human populations and on the management of natural resources, including water.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;This publication belongs to the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Network Working Papers Series (, Vol. 6, No 3.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;This issue was developed by members of the WATERLAT-GOBACIT Network&amp;rsquo;s Thematic Area 7 (TA7), Art, Communication, Culture, and Education. This is the second issue of the TA7 Series.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;</description>
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