Street Performance/ Religious Performance



Victor Vich received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University. He is a researcher at Pontificia Católica del Perú's Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (Institute for Peruvian Studies). His work focuses on the use of language on the street, therefore, the public spaces as centers of construction and deconstruction of social imaginary and popular opinion. He is the author of El Discurso de la calle: los comicos ambulantes y las tensiones de la modernidad en el Perú (The discourse of the street: the traveling actors and the tension of the modernity in Peru).

Gustavo Remedi, Uruguayan, Associate Professor at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. Obtained his M. A. and Ph. D. in Hispanic Literature and Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Author of Murgas: El teatro de los tablados (Montevideo: Trilce, 1996; soon to by published in translation by the University of Minnesota Press) for which he was awarded the 1997 First Prize in the category Essay on Art from the Uruguayan Ministry of Culture and Education, and La Modernidad Desbordada (Buenos Aires: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2001) the Spanish translation of Arjun Appadurai's major work. While discussing various kinds of cultural artifacts and manifestations (popular theatre, urban space and its impact on politics and culture, community radios, global flows and local cultural mediation) his many publications at home and abroad revolve around the fundamental question of the reconstruction and reorganization of the urban public sphere in the aftermath of Uruguay's neoliberal dictatorship.

Milla Cozart Riggio is a James J. Goodwin Professor of English at Trinity College, Hartford, Ct., specializing in Caribbean Carnival, Shakespeare, and medieval English drama. She guest edited a special issue of TDR on Trinidad and Tobago Carnival (1998). Her publications also include The Play of Wisdom: Its Texts and Contexts (1999), Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance (2000), and Culture in Action: Trinidad and Tobago Carnival (forthcoming in the Routledge Worlds of Performance series, 2003). She has worked as a professional dramaturg on Richard Schechner's Hamlet, and with Mark Lamos on Romeo and Juliet, Sheridan's the Rivals, Cymbeline, and currently Much Ado About Nothing.

Pablo Delano was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and moved to the USA at age 18 to attend university. He holds a BFA degree in painting from Tyler School of Art (Temple University) and an MFA degree in painting from Yale School of Art. He began to photograph when he moved to New York City in 1979, focusing on Caribbean communities, both in the US and in the islands. He has completed numerous community based public art projects, including commissions from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the U.S Department of the Interior. He is the author of Faces of America (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992) Currently, he is working on a book of photographs about cross-cultural worship and celebration in Trinidad, West Indies.