Short Performances

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Photo/foto: Marlène Ramírez-Cancio

Propuesta: Con poco hagamos mucho: de la nada al todo/ Proposal: To create all from nothing. To inhabit an empty space and to fill it with images, disposable objects, tales, memoires and rituals. We will transform…

Antonio Martorell and Rosa Luisa Márquez: To Create All From Nothing

The Circus of Vices & Virtues The Circus of Vices & Virtues 2003 is a seven-act, semi-narrative circus based on the medieval vices and virtues. Using acrobats, aerialists, stiltwalkers, clowns, DJ beats, and other elements, it…

Cirque Boom: The Circus of Vices & Virtues

MTVD: musictelevenerealdisease  Clay Drinko explains global politics, family values, and spirituality through the experiences of contemporary divas and also a version of his own experiences. Clay Drinko has watched enough music television to know that "life…

Clay Drinko: MTVD

Ya Basta! Biography Elvira Colorado and Hortensia Colorado (Chichimec Otomi) are founders of Coatlicue Theatre Company. They write, perform and weave creation stories which are a part of who they are along with social, political and…

Coatlicue Theatre Company: Ya Basta!

Oriki Omi Odara Oriki Omi Odara is a tribute to dance through the sound of clear water. Founded in NYC by members of the Cuban Diaspora, its objective is to support the study of Afro-Caribbean culture…

Felix Insua: Oriki Omi Odara

The Witch Turned into a Nun This play deals with the catholic and evangelic abuse, specially pertaining to the communities. Indigenous women consecrate themselves or marry God, because they do not want to continue suffering. Sometimes,…

FOMMA: La bruja monja

The Virgin of Guadalupe World Tour Did you forget to make your pilgrimage to La Virgen this year? Don't worry: she understands. With today's hectic lifestyle, it can be hard to make time to get down…

Fulana: The Virgin of Guadalupe World Tour

In God We Shit (Me cago en Dios) In god we shit is basically a constipation problem, that is, a SpiritualSelf Help Training in order to efinitely overcome the difficulties in opening the entrails. But, of…

Íñigo Ramírez de Haro: In God We Shit

"Mami's Feast: Sketching the Borders."/ "La Fiesta de Mami: Esquecheando la Frontera." Written and performed by Jesús Canchola- SánchezDirected by Aymara Sayeeda Clarke Mami's Feast: Sketching the Borders began as a narrative play exploring the mother/daughter…

Jesús Canchola-Sánchez: Mami's Feast

water[war]s water[war]s represents the long term development of a collaborative performance and installation project by Jill Greenhalgh and Mike Brookes; their second major performance collaboration, having conceived and created the performance and installation work child, produced…

Jill Greenhalgh and Mike Brookes: water [war]s

Border Sound Files is an hour long solo performance-lecture that mixes spoken narrative, spoken, history, and spoken critique, with a collage of sound, noise, and music. The piece focuses on the border between Southern California and…

Josh Kun: Border Sound Files

Performative Mediation on Militarism and Spirituality Biography Guillermo Gómez-Peña (La Pocha Nostra) is a writer and performance artist. He was born in México and came to the U.S. in 1978. Since then, he has been researching…

La Pocha Nostra: Performative Mediation on Militarism and Spirituality

Sadomasofixions and Other Tales This is the story of Cheese-Ass (a wood-carved man) condemned to capital punishment, who one day awakens to find himself hanging on a telephone pole. Without hope and incapable of moving, he…

Laurencio Carlos Ruiz: Sadomasofixions and Other Tales

Fourth Commandment To reach the essence of mysticism from an extreme place of perception, in which culture blurs and access to the irrational is gained through the body. The Catholic igonography dissected and inquired in its…

María Luisa Ramírez: Fourth Commandment

Mimu, Indigenous Woman- Urban Woman Mimu, Indigenous Woman- Urban Woman is the experience of sex, love, religion, beliefs, nature, and happiness of an urban woman whe discovering her own indigenous identity.  Cults, myths, beliefs, and a…

Mercedes Farriols: MIMU

Immodest Acts: The Voices of Benedetta Inspired by Judith Brown's history, Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy, this project investigates the relationships between sexuality, religious ecstasy, and personal and institutional power.…

Michele Minnick and Zanna: Immodest Acts

Mandas and Miracles Mandas are made and performed in order to obtain miracles. It is a way of negotiating with God. They are composed of three trajectories over a floor covered in flour.  Three wishes in…

Raquel Araujo and Teatro de la Rendija: Mandas and Miracles

Sharing Secrets in The Colonial Boudoir First Nations performance artists Bently Spang (Northern Cheyenne, Montana, US) and Reona Brass (Cree/Saulteaux, Saskatchewan, CANADA) examine the emasculation of the North American Indian, approaching emergency ritual as a catalyst…

Reona Brass and Bentley Spang: Sharing Secrets in The Colonial Budoir

Close Your Legs This performnaces departs from the vernacular expression "Close your legs!", which is generally used to chastise young girls when they sit with their legs opened. Biography Rocio Boliver (La Congelada de Uva/The Grape…

Rocio Boliver: Close Your Legs

The Hug Saga The Hug Saga is a work-in-progress piece that aims at the inter-disciplinarity of the arts as well as the cultures. The performance is constituted of a dialogue, a song and a choreography that…

Susana Ribeiro: The Hug Saga

To The Winners To the Winners is a play that chronicles a young man's search for a long lost message he says was whispered to him on his birth day. In order to achieve his aim,…

Wilson Loria: To The Winners

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