Collection Title: Teresa Hernández video collection
Title: Nada que ver (composiciones escénicas sobre el yo)
Date: 2006 Dec. 7
Location: Performed at Teatro Yerbabruja, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, on Dec. 7, 2006.
Work Type: Performance., Multimedia performance., Experimental performing arts., One-woman show.
Teresa Hernández, producer, director, creator, writer ; Taller de Otra Cosa, Inc., producer ; Producciones Teresa, no inc., producer ; Pedro Leopoldo Sánchez Tormes, assistant director, production assistant ; Yamil Collazo, set design ; Eduardo Alegría, Gisela Rosario, Miguel Villafañe, visuals ; Deborah Hunt, tech director ; Viveca Vázquez, artistic consultant.
Teresa Hernández (protagonist), Pedro Leopoldo Sánchez Tormes (guest performer).
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 01:04:26
Language: In Spanish.
Synopsis: 'Nada que ver (composiciones escénicas sobre el yo)' is a multimedia one-woman piece created and performed by Teresa Hernández exploring the theme of Self. Seduced by the contradictions at play in the impossibility of speaking of 'self' without referencing an 'other,' the artist performs seven skits (divided in two acts, 'Post-infarto' and 'Parada') combining monologues, experimental dance, and video, as a sort of autobiography-in-flux, an exercise that questions even the very process of autobiographical introspection. In the piece, the grammatical first person (common in autobiography) blends with the third person, in a masquerade of characters through which chameleonic Hernández presents the hard lessons of what it entails, in this day and age, to be an experimental stage artist in Puerto Rico. Teresa Hernández is a Puerto Rican stage artist. Since 1987 she has written, directed and performed contemporary theater and dance, both in Puerto Rico's commercial and experimental art scenes. Teresa's creative projects are characterized by a consistent eschewing of traditional artistic categories. Theater, dance, performance, dramatic text, movement, costumes, video and everyday objects are juxtaposed and confronted, placed in a liminal space where notions of precariousness are explored and celebrated. Teresa's characters explore and expose the anxieties of everyday life in Puerto Rican society, transversally investigating issues of gender, class and race.
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