Collection Title: Hemispheric Institute featured interviews
Title: Interview with God
Alternate Title: Entrevista con dios
Date: 2010 Aug
Location: Recorded at the San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México, in August 2010.
Work Type: Interview., Performance.
Jesusa Rodríguez, performer, interviewee ; Marcial Godoy-Anativia, interviewer.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:07:45
Language: In Spanish.
Synopsis: Interview with God, conducted by Marcial Godoy-Anativia, associate director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. In this exclusive interview, God’s only incarnation on Earth discusses creation and creativity, sexuality and tongues, lack of reason and politics, priests and children, and even takes a minute to come out of the closet.Jesusa Rodríguez is Mexico’s most influential cabaret and political performance artist, and recipient of an Obie Award. Often referred to as a chameleon, Rodríguez moves seemingly effortlessly and with vigor across the spectrum of cultural forms, styles, and tones. Her work challenges traditional classification, crossing with ease generic boundaries: from elite to popular to mass; from Greek tragedy to cabaret; from pre-Columbian indigenous to opera; from revue, sketch and carpa, to performative acts within political projects. She ran the famous El Hábito in Mexico City with her partner, Liliana Felipe, where they staged hundreds of shows over the course of fifteen years. Most recently, she heads up the Resistencia Creativa movement in Mexico, whose key strategy is using ‘massive cabaret’ as a tool for political action.
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