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Number of results found for "Tito Vasconcelos" : 8
Alt Title(s): Martita, Primera Dama
Location: Performed in Monterrey, Mexico, in July 2001, as part of the Second Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar entitled Memory, Atrocity and Resistance.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Tito Vasconcelos' solo performance presented during the 2nd Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in June of 2001 in Monterrey, Mexico under the title 'Memory, Atrocity and Resistance'. A parody of Mexican politics and a queering of the Mexican political landscape, in this performance, Vasconcelos is in 'drag' as Martita, President V...
Alt Title(s): Tito Vasconcelos
Location: Interviewed in Monterrey, Mexico, in July 2001, as part of the Second Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar entitled Memory, Atrocity and Resistance.
Synopsis: Interview with Tito Vasconcelos conducted by Antonio Prieto Stambaugh during the 2nd Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in June of 2001 in Monterrey, Mexico under the title 'Memory, Atrocity and Resistance'. Tito Vasconcelos is Professor of Theatre at the National University of Mexico (UNAM). His film credits include María Novaro's 'Danzón', and Jaime H...
Location: Performed at Teatro Bar El Hábito, Mexico City, Mexico, in 1997.
Synopsis: La Chinga is a Mexican theater company devoted to the development of an itinerant, populist, inclusive, journalistic street performance ensemble. It intends to explore, recuperate and document the corporeal, vocal and musical characteristics of Mexico's popular archetypes present in the collective imagery and rooted in the tradition of satiric lithography as developed at the end of the XIX centur...
Alt Title(s): Salinas' trial
Location: Performed at Teatro Bar El Hábito, Mexico City, Mexico, in 1995.
Synopsis: Roughly edited video documentation of cabaret performance by renowned artists Jesusa Rodríguez and Liliana Felipe. 'Juicio a Salinas', a mock trial of former Mexican president Carlos Salinas de Gortari (president of Mexico from 1988 to 1994) at the Teatro Bar El Hábito, is an invitation to civic society to participate in a broader national call for accountability to the Mexican government in the ...
Alt Title(s): Sister Juana in Almoloya, Sister Juana in prison
Location: Performed at Teatro Bar El Hábito, Mexico City, Mexico, in Dec. 1995.
Synopsis: Jesusa Rodríguez acts the role of Mexican Baroque poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695), here supposedly jailed in Mexico's Almoloya high security prison in year 2000. In an anachronistic space that interweaves the 17th and the 20th centuries, Sor Juana writes a letter to the press condemning the corruption of Carlos Salinas de Gortari's presidency. Brilliantly parodying Sor Juana's sonnets,...
Location: Performed at Teatro Bar El Hábito, Mexico City, Mexico, in May 1997.
Synopsis: In this cabaret performance, Jesusa Rodríguez poses a satiric comment on the commodification of the posthumous image of Eva Duarte de Perón by literature, film, and pop culture. In a direct comment on the American musical 'Evita,' Rodríguez proposes an 'alternative' history of Duarte de Perón's final days and the ultimate disposal of her corpse, playfully clashing historic, real, fictional, virtu...
Alt Title(s): Lysistrata (reading)
Location: Performed at Plaza Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico, on Mar. 3, 2003.
Synopsis: Reading of Aristophanes' anti-war comedy 'Lysistrata,' directed in Mexico City by Jesusa Rodríguez and performed by an array of renown artistic and intellectual figures of current Mexican cultural sphere. This event is celebrated in the context of the Lysistrata Project ('The First-Ever Worldwide Theatrical Act Of Dissent') through which on Monday, March 3rd, 2003 (03/03/03), fifty-nine countries...
Location: Performed at Teatro Bar El Hábito, Mexico City, Mexico, in 1997.
Synopsis: In this street/cabaret performance, La Chinga, a Mexican ensemble that explores popular archetypes present in the collective imagery, rooted in the tradition of XIX-century satiric lithography, turns the traditional theater genre of the 'pastorela' (Nativity play) on its head. The resulting 'partorela' (a pun for 'parto' or 'delivery,' 'birth,' 'enlightenment') presents La China (impersonation of...