Past Encuentros

MANIFEST! Choreographing Social Movements in the Americas 2014

The Hemispheric Institute's 9th Encuentro, held at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada in 2014, sought to explore the multiple valences of the term MANIFEST!

Corpolíticas/Body Politics 2007

Our 2007 Encuentro in Buenos Aires focused on body politics: the politics of the body, political bodies, bodies politic, and the relations between them.

Globalization, Migration, Public Sphere 2002

Our 2002 Encuentro focused on the public sphere in the age of globalization. While products and goods circulate "freely" across borders, human bodies are subject to increasingly complex migratory flows and crossings.

Cities | Bodies | Action: The Politics of Passion in the Americas 2013

Our 2013 Encuentro in São Paulo, Brazil sought to examine the broad intersections between urban space, performance and political/artistic action in the Americas.

Performing "Heritage" 2005

Our 2005 Encuentro on Indigenous Performance explored the production and circulation of notions of identity, traditions, authenticity, rights and access.

Memory, Atrocity and Resistance 2001

This encuentro in Monterrey explored the role of embodied practice and memory in the turbulent, often violent, histories of the Americas.

Staging Citizenship: Performing Cultural Rights 2009

Our 2009 Encuentro in Bogotá investigated cultural rights and their complex relationship to citizenship in both historical and contemporary contexts.

Spectacles of Religiosities 2003

The 2003 Encuentro examined the ways in which religious traditions since the Conquest have transmitted worldviews and identities through embodied practices.

Performance and Politics in the Americas 2000

Our first Encuentro understood the Americas as a site of shared colonial histories, and examined the relationship between performance and politics throughout the hemisphere.