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Collection Title(s): Carmelita Tropicana collection
Synopsis: This is a partial video documentation of the creation’s process of ‘Chicken Sushi.’ Carmelita Tropicana rehearses with the director and performs for the camera, offering fresh and funny reenactments in each scene. Carmelita introduces herself as "[...] I am Carmelita Tropicana. Miss Lower East Side 1985. Beauty Queen and Famous Night Club Entertainer [...]," to later telling her adventures and st...
Collection Title(s): Carmelita Tropicana Collection
Location: Performed at the Grimm Rosenfeld Gallery, NYC in 2005.
Synopsis: Alina Troyano (a.k.a.Carmelita Tropicana) is a Cuban-born performance artist, playwright, and actor who has presented work internationally, from el Museo del Barrio in NYC to Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin. Her book, ‘I, Carmelita Tropicana: Performing Between Cultures’ includes plays, monologues, performance art pieces, and short stories. In Tropicana’s work humor and fantasy become subversive tools t...
Location: Performed in New York City, on July 7 and 12, 2003, as part of the Spectacles of Religiosities Seminar, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University, July 5-12, 2003.
Synopsis: Carmelita Tropicana is the Emcee of the ‘Virgin Cabaret’ during the Hemispheric Institute 4th Encuentro ‘Spectacles of Religiosities’ held at New York University in 2003. This cabaret offers artists and participants a chance to ‘come as their favorite virgin,’ in a play on religion, sexuality, and the prevailing belief in miracles. The cabaret included ‘Sermon of Seven or More Words’ by Susana Co...
Location: Performed in Montréal, Canada on June 22, 2014.
Synopsis: Ann Pellegrini teaches Performance Studies & Religious Studies at NYU, where she also directs the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. Recent books include Secularisms (co-editor Janet Jakobsen) & 'You Can Tell Just By Looking' and 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People (coauthors Michael Bronski & Michael Amico). She enjoys show tunes.Jess Dobkin is an artist whose work is presented at...
Alt Title(s): José Muñoz
Location: Filmed in New York, NY, in October 2002.
Synopsis: Interview with José Muñoz, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?' The series aims to provide a multifaceted approach to the often difficult task of defining the coordinates of both a field of acade...