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Alt Title(s): Paths to paradise
Collection Title(s): Teatro Jornalero collection
Location: Performed at the Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles, Calif., USA, in January 2009.
Synopsis: ‘Caminos al Paraíso’ (Paths to Paradise) is a story in three parts. It narrates all the adrenaline, fear, and insecurities experienced by immigrants when traveling from Mexico to the U.S.A. They are victims of the greed and violence from people who impose undignified and humiliating acts on them. These victimizers are different organized gangs; the ‘coyotes’ who take undocumented emigrants across...
Alt Title(s): Dancing with Homeland Security
Collection Title(s): Teatro Jornalero collection
Location: Performed at the Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles, Calif., USA, in January 2009.
Synopsis: ‘Bailando con La Migra’ (Dancing with Homeland Security) is a tragicomic, educative, and reflexive play about immigrants, whose luck can change from one minute to the next when searching for work, waiting for the bus, or taking their kids to school. Their lives are marked by the threat of being arrested by Homeland Security, the laws that poorly defend the immigrants, and the lack of proper knowl...
Alt Title(s): Jesusa Rodríguez: On Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, On Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Location: Recorded at the San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México, in August 2010.
Synopsis: Interview with Jesusa Rodríguez, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. In this interview, Jesusa Rodríguez talks about Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and her poem ‘Primero Sueño’ (‘First Dream’), a baroque work of art that condenses the genius of the 17th-century Mexican nun. She is linked through memory, history, and feminist statements...
Alt Title(s): Entrevista con dios
Location: Recorded at the San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México, in August 2010.
Synopsis: Interview with God, conducted by Marcial Godoy-Anativia, associate director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. In this exclusive interview, God’s only incarnation on Earth discusses creation and creativity, sexuality and tongues, lack of reason and politics, priests and children, and even takes a minute to come out of the closet.Jesusa Rodríguez is Mexico’s most influential...
Alt Title(s): Regina José Galindo
Location: Recorded in Guatemala on January 24, 2010.
Synopsis: Interview with Regina José Galindo, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. Regina Galindo talks about the difference of being an artist or an activist during the years of violence in Guatemala -- she reflects upon the risks involved in the artist’s work, finally stating that, in fact, any Guatemalan is at risk in their quotidian live...
Alt Title(s): Tercer Impacto: Hispanacea (with Spanish subtitles), Hispanacea
Collection Title(s): Fulana collection
Location: Recorded in New York City in 2009.
Synopsis: Immigrant Latina women - who have had little or no access to education or health care - are living longer than anyone else in the United States. The New York Times has called this phenomenon 'The Hispanic Paradox.' What if Latinas' longevity could be extracted from their bodies and marketed as a health supplement to the public at large? Find out on the hard-hitting news show, TERCER IMPACTO, as B...
Alt Title(s): Tercer Impacto: Hispanacea (with English subtitles), Hispanacea
Collection Title(s): Fulana collection
Location: Recorded in New York City in 2009.
Synopsis: Immigrant Latina women - who have had little or no access to education or health care - are living longer than anyone else in the United States. The New York Times has called this phenomenon 'The Hispanic Paradox.' What if Latinas' longevity could be extracted from their bodies and marketed as a health supplement to the public at large? Find out on the hard-hitting news show, TERCER IMPACTO, as B...
Alt Title(s): Amnezac (with Spanish subtitles)
Collection Title(s): Fulana collection
Location: Recorded in New York City in 2005.
Synopsis: This satirical pharmaceutical commercial by Fulana was made in the context of the Iraq war and the Bush administration, at a time when being a 'good American,' they felt, meant falling into a kind of political and historical amnesia. The 'Amnezac' commercial, much in the style of drugs like Paxil and Zoloft, asks consumers to think about their emotional state and suggest they may need clinical tr...
Alt Title(s): Round table: performance artists
Location: Recorded at the Ed. Posgrados Ciencias Humanas, Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia, on August 29, 2009.
Synopsis: “Artistas de performance” was a roundtable presented as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas' - a 10-day event that brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and frontiers of citiz...
Alt Title(s): Neglect
Location: Performed in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in 2005.
Synopsis: The theatrical production of Desabrigo stems from the principle that the novel by Antônio Fraga is an insight on the fast transformation the former Capital of the Nation went through. It focuses particularly on the samba environment from the perspectives of two 'malandros' - Desabrigo and Cobrinha - and on the characters that surround their fight for the street territory and for the love of the p...
Alt Title(s): Black Clown: the story of Benjamin de Oliveira
Location: Performed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2009.
Synopsis: This play tells the story of the first Brazilian black clown, starting with his childhood during the period of slavery in Brazil, through his running away with the circus. There he trained as a juggler, rope-walker, and acrobat, and became a famous clown. Benjamin brought theater to the circus, and was thus one of the precursors of the Circus-Theater, staging classic works such as José de Alencar...
Location: Performed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1993; Screened in the Festival de Cinema Negro, Rio de Janeiro, 2009.
Synopsis: This documentary shows a unique style of tap dancing, influenced by slave house traditions, European immigration, and African dances - such as the jongo - that were incorporated into Brazilian culture. This very urban carioca tap dancing is the synthesis of Brazilian tap dancing: the slyness of finding the rhythm and creating sound with the feet.Zeca Ligiéro is currently Associate Professor at th...
Alt Title(s): Final rehearsal (edited version)
Location: Recorded at the Auditorio León de Greiff, Bogotá, Colombia, on August 21, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Synopsis: 'The Final Rehearsal' by Peru’s Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, was presented as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and...
Alt Title(s): Concierto Comadre Araña (versión editada)
Location: Recorded at the Auditorio León de Greiff, Bogotá, Colombia, on August 22, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Synopsis: Comadre Araña’s concert was presented as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and frontiers of citizenship. In Comad...
Alt Title(s): Cabaret bizarro de Astrid Hadad (clip editado), Bizarre cabaret (edited clip)
Location: Performed at the Auditorio León de Greiff, in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 25, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Synopsis: Mexican performer Astrid Hadad presented 'Astrid Hadad’s Bizarre Cabaret' as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, an...
Alt Title(s): Martian operetta (edited clip), Blue Demon y las Invasoras
Location: Performed at the Auditorio León de Greiff, in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 28, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Synopsis: Mapa Teatro’s 'Martian Operetta' (Opereta marciana) was presented as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and fronti...
Collection Title(s): Latina Theatre Lab collection
Location: Performed at the il Teatro 450 in San Francisco, California, in March 1999.
Synopsis: Commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (1998-1999 Wattis Artist-in-residence, established by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wattis with leadership support from Catherine and Ted Topham), this is the third incarnation of Latina Theater Lab’s Last Stop Ranchera. Drawing on personal histories and memories, seven women discover stories of love, betrayal, loss, shattered dreams and, ultimately, pride. The...
Alt Title(s): Transvestite Museum (edited version)
Location: Performed at the Auditorio León de Greiff, in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 21, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Synopsis: 'Transvestite Museum,' by Peruvian researcher and artist Giuseppe Campuzano, was presented as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memori...
Alt Title(s): Memoria viva, mujeres en la plaza (clip editado), Where are they?: live memory, women in the public square (edited clip), Live memory, women in the public square (edited clip)
Location: Performed at the Plaza Bolívar in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 27, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Synopsis: 'Where are they? Living Memory. Women in the Public Square' (¿Dónde están? Memoria viva. Mujeres en la plaza) was presented as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art arou...
Alt Title(s): Brand and ego, rites for the body (edited clip), 12 physical-rhythmical exercises of the Americas, without weapons
Location: Performed at the Universidad Nacional in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 29, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Synopsis: David Lozano presented 'Marca y Ego, oficios para el cuerpo' as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and frontiers o...
Location: Performed at the Plaza de Toros La Santamaría in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 29, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Synopsis: Colombia’s Andrés Murillo presented 'Monosabio' as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and frontiers of citizenship...
Alt Title(s): Guillermo Gómez-Peña's 10 psychomagical actions against violence, 10 psychomagical actions against violence, Ten psychomagical actions against violence
Location: Performed at the Ed. de Artes Plásticas (salons 205 and 207), Universidad Nacional, in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 26, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Synopsis: 'Two Simultaneous Performances' was presented as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and frontiers of citizenship. ...
Alt Title(s): Tania Bruguera's Untitled
Location: Performed at the Ed. de Artes Plásticas (salons 205 and 207), Universidad Nacional, in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 26, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Synopsis: Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Tania Bruguera presented 'Two Simultaneous Performances' as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, strug...
Alt Title(s): Petrona de la Cruz Cruz
Location: Recorded in San José, Costa Rica, on May 29, 2011.
Synopsis: In this interview, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Petrona de la Cruz Cruz talks about her beginnings in the fields of acting and writing, as well as her understanding of the role of performing art both in her life and in society. She highlights the adverse circumstances that she had to deal with, because of the fact of being ...
Collection Title(s): Astrid Hadad collection
Synopsis: This awarded video clip, produced independently, offers a particular reading of Astrid Hadad’s aesthetic proposal through the song ‘Corazón sangrante.’ The video clip immerses itself in the colors, sounds, and moving images of Adelitas and virgins. Hadad’s body and voice are at the center of this imagery, contrasting with landscapes that suggest links between the female body and the Mexican polit...
Alt Title(s): Street people
Location: Performed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2001.
Synopsis: Zé Pelintra is both a 'malandro' and an entity from Umbanda. Dona Docelina is a street vendor. In this play, both of them talk about their life and their choices.Zeca Ligiéro is currently Associate Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State and the curator of Augusto Boal Archive. He coordinates since 1998 the Center for the Study of Afro-Amerindian Performances-NEPAA, which is d...
Collection Title(s): Astrid Hadad collection
Location: Performed in New York City in 2000.
Synopsis: In 2000, New York City’s SummerStage hosted a unique concert where three powerful women offered the best of their repertoire. Astrid Hadad, Liliana Felipe, and Eugenia León performed both individually and together, in a show organized and directed by Jesusa Rodríguez. The presence of these women in Central Park, singing in Spanish, speaks about the intertwined relationship between the local and t...
Alt Title(s): Jesusa Rodríguez: On art and activism : Plantón 2006 (Mexico), On art and activism : Plantón 2006 (Mexico), Plantón 2006 (Mexico)
Location: Recorded at the San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México, in August 2010.
Synopsis: Interview with Jesusa Rodríguez, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. In this interview, Jesusa Rodríguez talks about the relationship between her experience in theater and cabaret, and her political commitment as an activist. She considers that cabaret provides improvisation as a training tool to exercise negotiation and risk. Als...
Alt Title(s): Acriando
Location: Recorded in Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil, in 2011.
Synopsis: Muiraquitã is a lucky amulet, a frog, representing knowledge and fertility in the Amerindian world. It names this project of artistic investigation on the Afro-Amerindian traditions by artist and researcher Zeca Ligiéro. The Muiraquitã II project was awarded the Residência Artística 2010 grant by FUNARTE/MINC. It documents the cultural life surrounding the forests of Acre and its conflicts.Zeca L...
Collection Title(s): Astrid Hadad collection
Location: Performed in Mexico in 2003.
Synopsis: In this video documentation of ‘Faxes a Rumberta,’ Astrid Hadad brings the female body at the center of the stage. Through her songs and her comments, she discusses issues such as gender identities, political authoritarianism, religious dogmatism, feudalistic systems, and female submission and male machismo. Hadad’s performance follows a narrative through the story of Rumberta, who starts as an i...
Location: Performed at the Gimnasio Moderno on April 16, 2000, as the "3a función" of the the VII Festival de Teatro de Bogotá, Colombia.
Synopsis: This video documentation of Astrid Hadad’s performance ‘La bien pagada,’ performed at the Gimnasio Moderno, as part of the VII Theater Festival of Bogota in 2000, offers a very privileged point of view to appreciate the visual components of Hadad’s work on stage. The camera captures Hadad’s props and clothes, and highlights their role as meaningful companions for songs and music. In this performa...
Alt Title(s): In a personal capacity (edited version)
Location: Performed at the Auditorio León de Greiff, in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 24, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Synopsis: Colombia’s Teatro La Candelaria presented 'In a Personal Capacity' ('A título personal') as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories...
Collection Title(s): Astrid Hadad collection
Synopsis: This video documentation shows a selection of Astrid Hadad and Los Tarzanes’ songs. In ‘Heavy Nopal,’ Astrid uses Mexican iconic references, like the cactus, the rock, the pyramid, and the tequila bottle. These elements are not just scenery, but they appear also on Hadad’s own body, which so becomes a human, mobile stage, and also an altar. From the calla lilies to the extremely complex surprise-...
Alt Title(s): 'Experiencias' de Regina Galindo en el Instituto Hemisférico
Collection Title(s): Hemispheric Institute archive
Location: Recorded at the Hemispheric Institute in New York City on September 29, 2009.
Synopsis: This is a video documentation of Regina José Galindo’s artist talk ‘Experiences,’ presented in the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. Galindo offered a retrospective of her performance art work, from 1999 to the present, speaking about pieces of art that she links with vital experiences: ‘I have experiences with life’s episodes. I don’t know if these are sad or not. They are simpl...
Alt Title(s): Rossana Reguillo: 'Políticas de la Pasión', Políticas de la Pasión
Location: Recorded at the Hemispheric Institute in New York City on December 12, 2011.
Synopsis: Interview with Rossana Reguillo, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. In this interview, Professor Reguillo speaks about how fear, interplaying with other emotions like anger and hope, is structurally used by different governments to shape politics of passions. She maps recent historical events to analyze how state authorities cont...
Alt Title(s): Demon's nun
Location: Performed in New York City on July 7, 2003, as part of the Spectacles of Religiosities Seminar, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University, July 5-12, 2003.
Synopsis: Video documentation of ‘La Bruja Monja’ (‘The Demon’s Nun’), followed by Q&A, performed during the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York, United States, under the title ‘Spectacles of Religiosities.’ ‘The Demon’s Nun’ is a piece by two Mayan playwrights, Petrona de la Cruz and Isabel Juárez Espinoza, who are also founder and...
Alt Title(s): Owner of the butterflies
Collection Title(s): FOMMA video collection
Location: Performed at the Centro Hemisférico/FOMMA in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, in June 2009.
Synopsis: FOMMA - Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya - is a collective of Mayan women who use theater as a tool for education and community building. Based in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, they are performers, playwrights, and teachers who tour their work in their communities and internationally, performing plays that focus on women's and indigenous rights, literacy, cultural survival, ecology, heal...
Alt Title(s): Looking for new paths
Collection Title(s): FOMMA video collection
Location: Performed at Centro Hemisférico at FOMMA in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, in August 2010.
Synopsis: FOMMA - Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya - is a collective of Mayan women who use theater as a tool for education and community building. Based in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, they are performers, playwrights, and teachers who tour their work in their communities and internationally, performing plays that focus on women's and indigenous rights, literacy, cultural survival, ecology, heal...
Collection Title(s): Susana Cook collection
Location: Performed at the The Charm City Kitty Club in Baltimore, Maryland, in October 2008.
Synopsis: ‘The Fury of the Gods’ is an exercise in Pop Blasphemy, and an ecclesiastical experiment in Heathenism. It is a sharp biting satire that skewers the sacred and eviscerated evangelical fundamentalism suggesting that it may be the principal obstacle that stands in the way to intercultural understanding, creating a rhetoric of the state in order to justify segregation and oppression. Written and per...
Collection Title(s): Hemispheric Institute archive
Location: Performed at the El Museo del Barrio, in New York City, on March 31, 2010.
Synopsis: This is a video documentation of Barbi Bermúdez and Fabi Fernández’s TV show ‘Tercer Impacto,’ performed live at El Museo del Barrio. Barbi and Fabi share the stage with 158-years-old Doña Cuca, whose longevity has inspired Western medicine to develop the amazing health supplement ‘Hispanacea.’ Doña Cuca opens her shopping trolley, full of US patriotism’s treasures, to have a ‘tea party’... altho...
Collection Title(s): Hemispheric Institute archive
Location: Performed at El Museo del Barrio in New York City on March 31, 2010.
Synopsis: Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s Border Brujo stopped by NYC to share his spoken word’s enchantments. Always at the center of discussions about US anti-immigration policies, Fulana’s Fabi Fernández opens the show reading the impossible instructions to apply for a visa to the US, while Guillermo Gómez-Peña reminds to whomever it might concern that ‘we are here precisely because you were there.’ Gómez-Peña e...
Collection Title(s): Hemispheric Institute archive
Location: Performed at La MaMa E.T.C. in New York City on June 13, 2011.
Synopsis: Mexican performance artist, writer and director of the infamous La Pocha Nostra performance troupe, Gómez-Peña, appears in New York to perform reinterpretations from his ever-evolving ‘living archive’ as well as new works. But first, playwright goddess and performer Susana Cook delivers a philosophical-metaphysical-earthly discourse on the interplays between life, faith, love, and a bowl of cheer...
Alt Title(s): Entrevista con David Lozano, David Lozano
Location: Recorded at the Hemispheric Institute in New York City on November 11, 2010.
Synopsis: Interview with David Lozano, conducted by Marlène Ramírez-Cancio, Associate Director of Arts & Media at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. In this interview, David Lozano discusses the role of the body in the intertwining dynamics between arts and politics. Lozano’s performance work explores the relational links between bodies, proposing powerful ways for evidencing and undoin...
Alt Title(s): Julieta Paredes
Collection Title(s): Hemispheric Institute archive
Location: Recorded at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in New York City on April 8, 2010.
Synopsis: Interview with Julieta Paredes, conducted by Marcial Godoy-Anativia, Associate Director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. In this interview, Julieta Paredes underlines the centrality of a communal spirit in her work, stating that when she speaks, her voice is a resonance of the voice of her ‘compañeras.’ She questions Western notions of what ‘performance’ is, claiming that...
Alt Title(s): Mapa Teatro
Location: Recorded at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in New York City on October 18, 2011.
Synopsis: Interview with Rolf Abderhalden and Heidi Abderhalden, founders and directors of Mapa Teatro, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is focused on the production, organization, theoretical conceptualization, and the experience of the project ‘Witness to the Ruins,’ created by Mapa Teatro in collaboration with former in...
Alt Title(s): Prometheus (documentary)
Location: Performed in Bogotá, Colombia, on March 20, 2003.
Synopsis: This is a video documentation of Mapa Teatro’s artistic creation laboratory, with the participation of a group of former inhabitants of the neighborhood of Santa Inés del Cartucho, between 2002 and 2003. The laboratory’s goal was to stage the first act of ‘Prometheus,’ by Heiner Müller (1929-1995), to be performed in the vacant land left after the demolition of El Cartucho. This neighborhood was ...
Alt Title(s): Prometheus
Location: Performed in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2003.
Synopsis: This is a video documentation of the staging of ‘Prometheus,’ performed by the participants of the artistic creation laboratory lead by Mapa Teatro in collaboration with former inhabitants of the neighborhood Santa Inés del Cartucho, demolished during the gentrification process of Bogota’s historic downtown. The minimal objects rescued from this erased space, such as chairs, tables, and beds, are...
Alt Title(s): Prometheus
Location: Performed in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2004.
Synopsis: This is a video documentation of the staging of ‘Prometheus,’ performed by the participants of the artistic creation laboratory lead by Mapa Teatro in collaboration with former inhabitants of the neighborhood Santa Inés del Cartucho, demolished during the gentrification process of Bogota’s historic downtown. Along with the performance, this video offers documentation that helps to render the tota...
Collection Title(s): Hemispheric Institute archive
Location: Performed at the Performance Studies Department of New York University in New York City on April 5, 2010.
Synopsis: This is a video documentation of Julieta Paredes’ talk/performance/no-performance entitled ‘Hilando fino desde el feminismo comunitario,’ presented as part of the CLACS Research Colloquium Series ‘Decolonization in the Andes: Contemporary Debates and Transformations,’ co-organized by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics and the Department of Performance Studies at NYU. Julieta Pa...
Alt Title(s): What's new!?
Collection Title(s): Latina Theatre Lab collection
Location: Performed at the Brava! for Women in the Arts' Studio Theater, in San Francisco, California, on February 18, 1995.
Synopsis: ¿¡Qué Nuevas!? - What’s New!?, Latina Theatre Lab’s first Original Musical Comedy, examined stereotypes within the Entertainment Industry through the varied experiences of eleven Latina actresses. With Carmen Miranda as an icon, interwoven with video interviews of the performers, this work explores self-image, self-doubt, and finally self-acceptance by dropping the mask and singing 'Mamá yo quier...