Collection Title: Hemispheric Institute Encuentro:Corpolíticas / Body politics in the Americas : formations of race, class and gender(6th : 2007 : Buenos Aires, Argentina).
Title: Proyecto de Teatro Mapuche
Alternate Title: Pewma
Date: 2007 June 9
Location: Performed at Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 9, 2007, as part of the Sixth Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar entitled Corpolíticas en las Ámericas / Body Politics in the Americas : formations of race, class and gender.
Work Type: Performance., Theater., Indigenous theater., Mapuche theater.
Hemispheric Institute, producer ; Centro Cultural Recoleta, producer ; Proyecto de Teatro Mapuche, creator ; Dexter Miranda, videographer.
Miriam Álvarez, Lorena Cañuqueo, Carolina Sorín.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:24:00
Language: In Spanish.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Proyecto de Teatro Mapuches performance Pewma, presented as a part of the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in June of 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina under the title CORPOLÍTICAS en las Américas: Formaciones de Raza, Clase y Género / Body Politics in the Americas: Formations of Race, Class and Gender. Proyecto de Teatro Mapuche ( is a political theater project founded in 2001, framed within the general contemporary Mapuche movement in Bariloche, Río Negro province, Argentina. Pewma is based on a particular type of dream--the pewma--which has the power of transmitting messages to its dreamer. The memory of the Mapuche people, heavy with the traumatic experience of genocide, is performed in the present through this dream.
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