Collection Title: Hemispheric Institute Encuentro:CITIES | BODIES | ACTION : The politics of passion in the Americas(8th : 2013 : São Paulo, Brazil).
Title: Carmelita Tropicana's Las Musas
Date: January 16, 2013
Location: Recorded in São Paulo, Brazil on January 16, 2013.
Work Type: Performance.
Credits:
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, producer; Alina Troyano (a.k.a. Carmelita Tropicana), creator.
Credits:
Victor Bautista, video editor.
Cast/Performers:
Alina Troyano (a.k.a. Carmelita Tropicana), performer.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:13:39
Language: In English and Spanish.
Synopsis: The 8th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute sought to examine the broad intersections between urban space, performance and political/artistic action in the Americas. From the critical poetics of body art to the occupation of public space by social movements, the event invited participants to explore the borders, identities and practices through which subjectivities, hegemonies and counter-hegemonies are constructed in the spaces of the city and beyond. The Muses is a cabaret collage by Alina Troyano, the writer and creator of the Carmelita Tropicana persona––described in the eighties as a 'Carmen Miranda cloaked in dangerous fruits.' The Muses explores the creation of this persona, examining icons/iconoclasts Sor Juana, a 17th century Mexican poet/nun, and Marlene Dietrich, a 20th century German-born actor/cabaret singer.
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