We have created a trilingual profile for each artist, group or organization that has shared their collection for preservation in HIDVL. These profiles, often curated in collaboration with the artists, aim to contextualize the videos with images, texts, performance ephemera (such as playbills or postcards), bibliographies and additional resources that viewers and researchers might find useful. Because the profiles are in English, Spanish and Portuguese, they ensure wider accessibility to audiences across the Americas.
Our collections include interviews with artists, scholars and activists from across the Americas. This section features curated interview series such as the What is Performance Studies? collection, the Native Theater Festival collection, and the Colombian Theaters collection. In addition you can access individual interviews conducted during Encuentros, at the Hemispheric Institute in New York City, or at affiliated cultural centers, and institutions.
This section contains additional performances that are in HIDVL but are not part of a specific artist collection. These performances have been presented at various Hemispheric Institute events, such as our Encuentros, our center in New York City and affiliated institutions.
This section features a curated selection of lectures and presentations that are included in the HIDVL collections. Some of this featured content also appears in Artist Profiles or Encuentro collections but are highlighted here for users who may be interested in researching education, academic presentations, keynotes or round table discussions of associated artists, scholars, and activists.
Every two years, the Hemispheric Institute hosts an Encuentro—part academic conference, part performance festival—in a different site in the Americas. Fostering experimentation, dialogue, and collaboration, each Encuentro brings together approximately hundreds of scholars, artists, activists and students to take part in a week-long program of keynote lectures, work groups, performances, installations, roundtable discussions, visual arts exhibits, video screenings and hands-on performance workshops. Past thematic topics of the Encuentros have been: “Performance and Politics in the Americas” (2000), “Memory, Atrocity, and Resistance” (2001), “Globalization, Migration and the Public Sphere” (2002), “Spectacles of Religiosities” (2003), “Performing 'Heritage': Contemporary Indigenous Performance and Community-Based Practices” (2005), “Corpolíticas/Body Politics: Formations of Race, Class and Gender in the Americas” (2007), “Staging Citizenship: Performance and Politics of Cultural Rights” (2009), and "Cities | Bodies | Action: The Politics of Passion in the Americas" (2013).
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