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Location: Opening remarks given in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 7, 2000, as part of the First Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar and Conference, titled "Performance and Politics in the Americas".
Synopsis: The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics held its first Encuentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2-15, 2000. Participants included artists, scholars, graduate students, and activists. This eclectic and culturally diverse group, from countries throughout the Americas, captured the spirit of Encuentros: to provide a forum that encourages an interdisciplinary exploration of the relatio...
Location: Opening welcome speech given in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 7, 2000, as part of the First Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar and Conference, titled "Performance and Politics in the Americas".
Synopsis: The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics held its first Encuentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2-15, 2000. Participants included artists, scholars, graduate students, and activists. This eclectic and culturally diverse group, from countries throughout the Americas, captured the spirit of Encuentros: to provide a forum that encourages an interdisciplinary exploration of the relatio...
Alt Title(s): Martorell-Márquez (2000): el taller como principio y fin, Workshop as process and product
Location: Workshop given at the 1st Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, titled Performance and Politics in the Americas, held in Brazil in July 2000 ; video produced in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 2000.
Synopsis: Video companion to the lecture "El Taller Como Principio y Fin / Workshop as Process and Product" delivered by Rosa Luisa Márquez and Antonio Martorell at the 1st Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in Brazil in July 2000 (www.hemisphericinstitute.org/eng/seminar/brazil/index.shtml). As suggested by its title, and illustrated with abundant footage from actual ...
Alt Title(s): Antígona, Antigone
Location: Performed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 8, 2000, as part of the First Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar and Conference, titled "Performance and Politics in the Americas".
Synopsis: Video documentation of the theater piece Antígona, directed by Miguel Rubio Zapata and masterfully performed by Teresa Ralli of the Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani (Peru) in the context of the first Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2000. This one-woman performance of José Watanabes version of Sophocles classic tragedy is a breathtakin...
Alt Title(s): Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani: demostração de trabalho, Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani: pedagogical demonstration
Location: Performed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 4, 2000, as part of the First Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar and Conference, titled "Performance and Politics in the Americas".
Synopsis: Peru's most important theater collective, Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani has been working since 1971 at the forefront of theatrical experimentation, political performance, and collective creation. Yuyachkani is a Quechua word that means I am thinking, I am remembering; under this name, the theater group has devoted itself to the collective exploration of embodied social memory, particularly in relatio...
Alt Title(s): Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani: keynote address, Miguel Rubio & Teresa Ralli: keynote addresses
Location: Keynote addresses given in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 8, 2000, as part of the First Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar and Conference, titled "Performance and Politics in the Americas".
Synopsis: Peru's most important theater collective, Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani has been working since 1971 at the forefront of theatrical experimentation, political performance, and collective creation. Yuyachkani is a Quechua word that means I am thinking, I am remembering; under this name, the theater group has devoted itself to the collective exploration of embodied social memory, particularly in relatio...
Alt Title(s): Interview with Teresa Ralli (Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani), Teresa Ralli
Location: Interviewed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in July 2000, as part of the First Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar and Conference, titled "Performance and Politics in the Americas".
Synopsis: Interview with Teresa Ralli, founding member of Grupo Cultural Yuyahckani, conducted by Diana Taylor in the context of the first Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2000. Ralli discusses the role of women in Yuyachkani in the context of issues of politics and gender in Peru. Topics covered include womens role in society, the diffic...
Alt Title(s): Augusto Boal & Centro de Teatro do Oprimido
Location: Recorded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 4, 2000, as part of the First Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar and Conference, titled "Performance and Politics in the Americas".
Synopsis: Augusto Boal is an innovative and influential Brazilian theatrical director, writer, pedagogue and politician. He is considered to be on of the most important creators of political theater since Brecht. Boal is the author of Theater of the Oppressed, Games for Actors and Non-Actors, Rainbow of Desire, Legislative Theater, among others. He was a Member of Parliament for Rio de Janeiro from 1993-19...