Collection Title: Hemispheric Institute Encuentro:Globalization, migration and the public sphere(3rd : 2002 : Lima, Peru).
Title: Marianela Boán
Alternate Title: Blanche Dubois
Alternate Title: Blanche
Date: 2002 July
Location: Performed in Lima, Peru, in July 2002, as part of the Third Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar entitled Globalization, Migration and the Public Sphere.
Work Type: Performance., Dance., Contemporary dance., Cuban dance., Political performance., Danza contaminada/Polluted dance.
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, producer ; Marianela Boán, creator ; Raúl Gallegos, videographer ; Nadia Baram, videographer.
Marianela Boán, performer.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:42:47
Language: In Spanish.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Marianela Boáns solo dance performance Blanche Dubois presented as part of the 3rd Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2002 in Lima, Peru under the title Globalization, Migration and the Public Sphere. Blanche is based on Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire. For many years Marianela Boán admired the character of Blanche DuBois and identified with her from the perspective of a Cuban woman. This Cuban Blanche, who stays on the island while her sister emigrates, holds onto her revolutionary dreams, just as the original Blanche never loses her aristocratic spirit. Marianela Boán graduated from the National School of Dance in 1971 and received a degree in Hispanic Literature and Language from Havana University in 1981. For 15 years she worked as a dancer and choreographer for the dance company, Contemporary Dance of Cuba, which toured internationally. In 1988, she founded DanzAbierta where she has created a signature style mixing visual arts, theater, singing and music with dance to work through harsh contemporary conflicts. She calls her style polluted dance. Her other choreography works have included the Cuban National Ballet, Venezia Balleto, and film works in Cuba, Canada, and Spain.
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