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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): Church of stop-shopping, Performance by Rev. Billy and Church of stop-shopping
Location: Performed 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 Reverend Billy and his Church of Stop Shopping's performance-intervention, presented as a part of the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York City, United States under the title 'Spectacles of Religiosities'. Reverend Billy is a character inhabited by the author/actor William 'Bill' Talen. An invention t...
Alt Title(s): Sans gravity
Location: Performed 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 Nao Bustamante's solo performance 'Sans Gravity', presented as a part of the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York City, United States under the title 'Spectacles of Religiosities'. Water can symbolize many things, but often it is associated with knowledge and emotion; both of which are difficult to de...
Alt Title(s): Second coming : religion as entertainment, Religion as entertainment
Location: Delivered 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 Jean Francos keynote address, The Second Coming: Religion as Entertainment, presented as a part of the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York City, United States under the title Spectacles of Religiosities. Everywhere secularism is in retreat. Not only are fundamentalists on the rise but also many compe...
Alt Title(s): Manifestaciones de lo divino: el cuerpo, Joseph Roach, Liza McAlister, Luis Millones & C. Daniel Dawson: Manifestations of the divine : the body (academic seminar)
Location: Part of the Spectacles of Religiosities Seminar, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University, July 5-12, 2003.
Synopsis: Video documentation of the 'Manifestations of the Divine: The Body' mini-seminar, presented as a part of the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York City, United States under the title 'Spectacles of Religiosities'. Moderated by Gisela Cánepa Koch. Joseph Roach is the Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Theater and ...
Alt Title(s): Fervor religioso y cultura popular, Silvia Spitta, Sylvia Molloy & Vivian Martínez Tabares: Religious fervor and popular Culture (academic seminar)
Location: Part of the Spectacles of Religiosities Seminar, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University, July 5-12, 2003.
Synopsis: Video documentation of the 'Religious Fervor and Popular Culture' mini-seminar presented as a part of the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York City, United States under the title 'Spectacles of Religiosities'. Moderated by Ulla Berg and Alyshia Gálvez. Silvia Spitta, is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Dartm...
Alt Title(s): Jill Greenhalgh & Mike Brookes, Mike Brookes & Jill Greenhalgh
Location: Interviewed by Youngsoon Kim and Shayoni Mitra of NYU, Dept. of Performance Studies on July 15, 2003, as part of the Spectacles of Religiosities Seminar, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University, July 5-12, 2003.
Synopsis: Interview with Jill Greenhalgh and Mike Brookes, conducted by Shayoni Mitra and Youngsoon Kim during the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York City, United States under the title 'Spectacles of Religiosities'. In this interview, Greenhalgh and Brookes talk about the creation of 'Water[war]s', their ongoing experimental perfo...
Alt Title(s): Gustavo Buntinx
Location: Interviewed as part of the Spectacles of Religiosities Seminar, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University, July 5-12, 2003.
Synopsis: Interview with Gustavo Buntinx, conducted by Ulla Berg during the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York City, United States under the title 'Spectacles of Religiosities'. In this interview, Buntix talks about collective and civil society in Peru. Gustavo Buntinx is an art historian, critic and independent curator, and direct...
Alt Title(s): Sarita Colonia: de ícono religioso a héroe cultural, Dearest Sarah: religious icon and cultural hero
Location: Delivered 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 Gustavo Buntinxs keynote address, "Sarita Colonia: De icono religioso a héroe cultural", presented as part of the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York City, United States under the title "Spectacles of Religiosities". Introduction by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. Gustavo Buntix is an art historian, c...
Alt Title(s): YokastaS
Location: Performed 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 East Coast Artists' performance 'YokastaS', presented as a part of the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York City, United States under the title 'Spectacles of Religiosities'. 'YokastaS', a play written by Saviana Stanescu and Richard Schechner and directed by Schechner explores the central figure of Y...
Alt Title(s): Performances of spiral time
Location: Performed 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 Leda Martin's keynote address, 'Performances of Spiral Time', presented as a part of 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'. Africa prints her marks, traces and styles on the American territories, inscribing herself on the palimpsests that...
Alt Title(s): Performance como religión, la religión como performance, Performance as religion, religion as performance
Location: Delivered 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 Carlos Monsiváis' keynote address presented as a part of the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York City, United States under the title 'Spectacles of Religiosities'. Introduction by Lourdes Arizpe. Carlos Monsiváis is a prominent essayist, satirist, and novelist living in Mexico City. Mr. Monsiváis has...
Location: Part of the Spectacles of Religiosities Seminar, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University, July 5-12, 2003.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Susana Baca's concert, presented as a part of the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York City, United States under the title 'Spectacles of Religiosities'. Susana Baca is the foremost singer of Afro-Peruvian music. Her music, distributed by Luaka Bop record label, has promoted an awareness of the many c...
Alt Title(s): Border sound files
Location: Performed on July 18, 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 Josh Kuns solo performance-lecture Border Sound Files presented as a part of 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. Border Sound Files is an hour long solo performance-lecture that mixes spoken narrative, spoken, history, and spoken critiqu...
Alt Title(s): Protest cabaret of U.S. and Latin American artists
Synopsis: The Anti-Empire, Anti-War Cabaret, part of the Hemispheric Institute's 2003 Spectacles of Religiosities seminar was envisioned as a unified hemispheric scream, bringing together activists, artists and academics against the Bush Administration's war plans and empire building. A nearly four-hour event, more than 20 artists performed.
Alt Title(s): Interview with the Colorado sisters (Coatlicue Theater), Colorado sisters interview
Location: Interviewed as part of the Spectacles of Religiosities Seminar, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University, July 5-12, 2003.
Synopsis: Interview with Hortencia and Elvira Colorado, of Coatlicue Theater Company, conducted by Diana Taylor 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. Elvira and Hortencia Colorado, Chichimec Otomi storytellers, playwrights, performers and community activists are fo...
Alt Title(s): Interview with Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA)
Location: Interviewed as part of the Spectacles of Religiosities Seminar, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University, July 5-12, 2003.
Synopsis: Interview with Petrona de la Cruz and Isabel Juárez Espinosa of FOMMA (Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya) conducted by Diana Taylor 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. Petrona de la Cruz and Isabel Juárez Espinosa are Mayan Indian playwrights and actresses fro...
Alt Title(s): Ya basta!, Enough!
Location: Performed 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 the Coatlicue Theater Company's performance "Ya Basta" presented as part of 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". Elvira and Hortencia Colorado, Chichimec Otomi storytellers, playwrights, performers and community activists are founding m...
Alt Title(s): Interactive altar
Location: Filmed in New York City and Rio de Janeiro as part of the Spectacles of Religiosities Seminar, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University, July 5-12, 2003.
Synopsis: Zé Pelintra is a multicultural ambivalent figure worshiped in the Umbanda religion as both a street-life spirit and a wise old black ancestor. He is a master who can be simultaneously a trickster and a healer. Zé Pelintra uses the lure of earthly pleasures as a means to attract practitioners to his wise teachings and therapeutic goals. This video was created for the Hemispheric Institute Encuentr...