Collection Title: Hemispheric Institute Encuentro:Corpolíticas / Body politics in the Americas : formations of race, class and gender(6th : 2007 : Buenos Aires, Argentina).
Title: Viveca Vázquez
Alternate Title: Mascando Inglés
Alternate Title: Chewing English
Date: 2007 June 16
Location: Performed at Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 16, 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., Dance., Contemporary dance., Experimental dance.
Hemispheric Institute, producer ; Centro Cultural Recoleta, producer ; Viveca Vázquez, creator, director, choreographer ; Pedro Leopoldo Sánchez Tormes, production assistant ; Beatrice Glow, videographer.
José Álvarez, Jeanne d'Arc Casas, Carla Godreau, Veraalba Santa Torres.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:22:46
Language: In English and Spanish.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Puerto Rican experimental dance piece Mascando Inglés (Chewing English), choreographed by Viveca Vázquez and performed 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. Viveca Vázquez is a Humanities and contemporary dance artist and professor at the Universidad de Puerto Rico. Since 1984 she has produced experimental dance events, both on the island and internationally, and has developed a pedagogy based on body conscience and improvisation. She founded Taller de Otra Cosa. Mascando Inglés is an experimental dance choreography that works with the body in the context of the Puerto Rico-U.S. migration and the linguistic displacement that this migration generates.
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