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Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

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Works: 311 works in 362 publications in 2 languages and 485 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Interviews  History  Biography  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Filmed speeches 
Roles: Producer, Funder
Classifications: PN2051, 792
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Publications about Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Publications by Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Most widely held works by Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
E-misférica ( file )
in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Teatralidades en el México virreinal ( file )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Hemispheric Institute digital video library ( Computer File )
in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Reverend Billy and the Church of stop-shopping live ( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Video documentation of Reverend Billy and his Church of Stop Shopping's performance-intervention, presented as a part of the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York City, United States under the title 'Spectacles of Religiosities'. Reverend Billy is a character inhabited by the author/actor William 'Bill' Talen. An invention that resists titles like Performance Artist, Man of God, or Anarchist -- Reverend Billy and his Church of Stop Shopping have become popular as none of the above or as all three. In one form, this project is an interactive play, an evening-length church service that seems to evolve from comedy to some sort of secular spirituality that downtown New York hipsters embrace. Working in 300-seat theaters with large gospel choirs that sing anti-consumerist lyrics ('Stop Shopping! Stop Shopping! Now we can leave the Shopping Malls!'), the Reverend usually works, like a normal church, with a theme at each service. These range from anti-sweatshop concerns, to the neighborhood defense against the economy of tourism, to animal rights. However, Reverend Billy is best known for his Disney and Starbucks store invasions, which also combine the elements of drama, religion and politics. Post-performance discussion led by Jill Lane
Performance by Diana Taylor( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Susana Baca in concert ( Computer File )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Video documentation of Susana Baca's concert, presented as a part of the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York City, United States under the title 'Spectacles of Religiosities'. Susana Baca is the foremost singer of Afro-Peruvian music. Her music, distributed by Luaka Bop record label, has promoted an awareness of the many cultural contributions of African-Peruvians. Also, to this aim, in 1992 Susana and her husband Ricardo Pereira founded the Instituto NegroContinuo in Lima to teach and preserve the dance and music of her ancestors. Susana Baca won a Grammy Award in 2002
Interview with Drew Hayden Taylor ( Computer File )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Drew Hayden Taylor (www.drewhaydentaylor.com) is an Ojibwa author, humorist and playwright from Curve Lake Reserve Ontario, Canada. In this interview, Taylor talks about his use of humor, the way he feels about using Native issues in his work, and they way his work is received in different communities. He also addresses writing from an Aboriginal perspective for a broader non-Native audience. By analyzing the use of Native humor in his pieces, he breaks down the universal language of his plays. Within the larger context of Aboriginal Theater, Drew looks at the development of his works as an offshoot of the work of people such as Thompson Highway and feels that he is able to go beyond the early works in this area that are primarily dark and depressing. Finally, Taylor rhapsodizes about the future of Native Theater and the translation of the classics such as Chekhov into Aboriginal settings
Interview with Diamela Eltit ( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Interview with Diamela Eltit, conducted by Carmen Oquendo-Villar 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' (http://hemi.nyu.edu/eng/seminar/2007/index.html). Diamela Eltit is a Chilean writer. She studied literature at the Universidad Católica de Chile and at the Universidad de Chile. She is founding member of the interdisciplinary group CADA
Interview with Jesse Cooday (Tinglit) ( Computer File )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
In this interview, conducted by the Hemispheric Institute's Native curator Raquel Chapa, Native American artist Jesse Cooday (Tinglit) talks about his work in both the American Indian Community House (AICH) gallery -where he has assisted the gallery director- and its performing arts department, as well as his work during the late 80's, his activism in Alaska, and his work as a photographer. Cooday also reminisces about the many prominent Native artists that have come through the AICH. This interview complements the Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library project's American Indian Community House collection. It is also featured on-line in the Hemispheric Institute's web cuaderno titled 'Native Performance in New York City at the American Indian Community House.'
Gustavo Buntix keynote address Sarita Colonia : de ícono religioso a héroe cultural ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Video documentation of Gustavo Buntinxs keynote address, "Sarita Colonia: De icono religioso a héroe cultural", presented as part of the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York City, United States under the title "Spectacles of Religiosities". Introduction by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. Gustavo Buntix is an art historian, critic and independent curator, and director of the Cultural Center of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru). A graduate of Harvard University, where he studied Literature and History, he completed postgraduate studies at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has been professor in Art Criticism History, Latin American Art, and 20th. Century Art at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and the Universidade do São Paulo. In Lima he directed the Italian Art Museum and the Art and History Universidad de San Marcos Museum. He has been curator of more than a dozen exhibits in Peru, Uruguay and México. His essays are published in art criticism anthologies released in Europe and the US
Interview with Kennetch Charlette ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Kennetch Charlette (Cree) is from Sandy Bay Saskatchewan, Canada. He is of the Cree Nation. Kennetch has been working for many years as an actor and director. He is the Founding Artistic Director of the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company (SNTC). Recent credits include the many shows at SNTC and also directing Drew Hayden Taylor's 'In World Created by a Drunken God' at the Persephone Theatre in Sakatchewan and Taylor's 'Buzz Gem Blues' at Trinity Rep in Providence, Rhode Island. Drew Hayden Taylor has done everything from performing stand up comedy at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. to lecturing on the films of Sherman Alexie at the British Museum in England. He is an award winning playwright (with over 70 productions of his work), documentary film maker, script writer, journalist and essayist. With 18 books to his credit, Drew also enjoys writing a humor column for five Canadian newspapers. Curve Lake Reserve (Ojibway) is where he was born and currently lives
Interview with Steve Elm (Oneida) ( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Trained at London's Rose Bruford College, Steve Elm (Oneida) has appeared as an actor in film, television and on the stage. Elm has worked as a playwright and director with London's Common Body Theatre, University of Manchester (England), the American Indian Community House (AICH) Youth Theatre Project, and was a founding member of Chuka Lokoli Native Theatre Ensemble in New York City. He has also worked as an actor with the Only Make Believe company in New York City and as an actor/teacher with CUNY's Creative Arts Team. In this interview, conducted by the Hemispheric Institutes Native curator Raquel Chapa, Elm focuses on his past work and his struggle to fight stereotyping in Native theater. This interview also complements the Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library projects American Indian Community House (AICH) Collection. It is also featured on-line in the Hemispheric Institutes web cuaderno titled Native Performance in New York City at the American Indian Community House (http://www.hemisphericinstitute.org/cuaderno/aich/home.html)
Hula as resistance ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Hula as Resistance was presented as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and frontiers of citizenship. The chants and dances that were used in this performance praise and honor native Hawaiians' gods and chiefs. They celebrate their beloved lands, and call for unity and solidarity. Takamine is the founder and kumu hula (master teacher) of Pua Ali'i 'Ilima, a school of traditional Hawaiian dance. In addition, she teaches hula at UH Manoa and Leeward Community College. She graduated through the 'uniki rituals of hula from Maiki Aiu Lake. Vicky received her BA and MA in Dance Ethnology from the University of Hawai'i. Since 1997, she has coordinated demonstrations, rallies, and marches calling for social, economic, and environmental justice for native Hawaiians
Interview with Tracy Davis what is performance studies? ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Tracy C. Davis (Ph.D. University of Warwick) holds a joint appointment in the Departments of English, Theatre, and Performance Studies, and is Director of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Theatre and Drama at Northwestern University. A feminist theater historian, her areas of interest include 19C British theater history, gender and theater, economics and business history of theater, performance theory, research methodology, museum studies, and Cold War studies. She is the author of Actresses as Working Women: Their Social Identity in Victorian Culture (1991), George Bernard Shaw and the Socialist Theatre (1994), The Economics of the British Stage, 1800-1914 (2000), Stages of Emergency: Cold War Nuclear Civil Defense (2007), The Performing Century: Nineteenth-Century Theatres History (2008), and The Cambridge Companion to Performance Studies (2008), and co-editor of Playwriting and Nineteenth-Century British Women (1999), Theories of Theatricality (2002), and Considering Calamity: Methods for Performance Research (2007). She is General Editor of the Theatre and Performance Theory series for Cambridge University Press
Nao Bustamante Sans gravity ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Video documentation of Nao Bustamante's solo performance 'Sans Gravity', presented as a part of the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York City, United States under the title 'Spectacles of Religiosities'. Water can symbolize many things, but often it is associated with knowledge and emotion; both of which are difficult to define in logical terms. In the installation/performance space of 'Sans Gravity', Bustamante explores the metaphors associated with water in the physical realm by burdening her body. The weight and the movement of the water develop into extensions of the gesture and another layer of the distorted self. The audience becomes a mechanism of relief. Nao Bustamante is an internationally known performance art pioneer originating from the San Joaquin Valley of California. Her work encompasses performance art, installation, video, pop music and experimental rips in time. Using the body as a source of image, narrative and emotion, her performances communicate on the level of subconscious language taking the spectator on a bizarre journey, with haunting images, cracking stereotypes by embodying them. Bustamante's work has been presented, among other sites at, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts, and the Kiasma Museum of Helsinki. She has performed in Galleries, Museums, Universities and underground sites throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Mexico and the United States. Her collaborations include working with such luminaries as 'Coco Fusco' and 'Osseus Labrint'. In 2001 she received the prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman fellowship. Currently she is living in Troy, New York and an assistant professor of New Media and Live Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Interview with Eric Gansworth ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
In November 2008, The Public Theater in New York City was proud to present a festival of extraordinary theater from today's Native artists. In its second year, the festival featured: three free readings of new works by Native playwrights Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, Laura Shamas, and Eric Gansworth followed by post-show discussions; a discussion with Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and a panel of Native artists on Politics and Performance that was open to the general public; a series of seven Field Discussions designed to convene artists and create an open forum to address and discuss issues facing Native Theater today; and a concert in Joe's Pub by Native and African-American singer Martha Redbone. This video, Interview with Eric Gansworth, supplements the 2008 festival records, as a part of an interview series conducted by Tom Pearson
Ximena Castilla's keynote address La ciudadanía desde el feminismo anarquista ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Video documentation of Ximena Castilla's keynote address, 'La ciudadanía desde el feminismo anarquista,' presented as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and frontiers of citizenship. With an introduction by Marcial Godoy-Anativia, Ximena Castilla's discussion addresses the theme of citizenship from the standpoint of anarcho-feminism, framing citizenship as an ancient, efficient, subversive, and ludic construction. Ximena Castilla is a Colombian criminal lawyer from the Universidad Externado de Colombia. She is a defender of women's rights and dedicates herself to human rights cases, especially those dealing with sexual and reproductive rights
Interview with Hortencia & Elvira Colorado (Coatlicue Theater Company) ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Interview with Hortencia and Elvira Colorado, of Coatlicue Theater Company, conducted by Diana Taylor during the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York, United States under the title Spectacles of Religiosities. Elvira and Hortencia Colorado, Chichimec Otomi storytellers, playwrights, performers and community activists are founding members of Coatlicue Theater Company. They are also members of danza Mexica Cetiliztli, New York Zapatistas and the American Indian Community House. The company's plays address social, political, cultural and identity issues that impact their lives and their community. Their work is based on stories they weave together which educate as well as entertain, while reaffirming their survival as urban Native American women. They have conducted storytelling/ theater workshops. They are recipients of the Ingrid Washinawatok Community Activism Award
Guillermo Gómez-Peña, James Luna & Violeta Luna : Nock-ma : el shame-man meets el Mexican't y la hija apócrifa de Frida Cola y Freddy Kruger in Brazil ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
'Nock-ma' is a largely improvised three-hour collaboration between Guillermo Gómez-Peña (Mexican/Chicano), James Luna (Native American - Luiseno), and Violeta Luna (Mexican). This multimedia performance/installation was conceived as a 'sampling of apocalyptic post-colonial nightmares for an imaginary photo shoot': on its two main platforms, Violeta Luna and James Luna perform warped versions of various 'fetishized identities' such as Frida Kahlo and a Native American shaman. Meanwhile, Peruvian artist Amapola Prada, donning an indigenous feather crown, lies naked on a dentist's chair as the audience intervenes on her body with text and objects. Gómez-Peña circulates around the space, serving as an instigator of audience participation in what he calls a 'performatic karaoke.' As the performance progresses, audience members draw on their own political/aesthetic sensibilities to create images on stage. These evoke a wide range of issues, such as the Vatican sex scandal, homophobia, alcoholism in Indian communities, homelessness and the Iraq war, among many others. This performance was presented at the Francisco Nunes theater in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, as a part of the 5th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, titled Performing Heritage: Contemporary Indigenous and Community-Based Practices (http://hemisphericinstitute.org/eng/seminar/brazil2005/index.html)
Interview with María Galindo (Mujeres Creando) ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Interview with María Galindo of Mujeres Creando, conducted by Diana Taylor 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 (http://hemi.nyu.edu/eng/seminar/2007/index.html). María Galindo is co-founder of Mujeres Creando (www.mujerescreando.org), an anarchist-feminist group created in 1992 in La Paz, Bolivia, that performs creative actions on the streets, produces videos, has its own newspaper and publishes books of poetry, feminist theory and sexuality, among other things. It is comprised of women of different cultural, social, and ethereal origins, and approaches creativity as an instrument of resistance and social participation
 
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New York University. Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Tisch School of the Arts. Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
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