Jesusa Rodriguez: Sor Juana, Primero Sueño

Sor Juana, Primero Sueño (Sor Juana Striptease)

Jesusa Rodríguez performs a fragment of Sor Juana Ineés de la Cruz’s 17th century poem, “Primero Sueño,” which she confesses was the only poem she ever wrote for pleasure and for herself. As she strips away the levels of the poem, she also strips away her clothes.

Biography

Jesusa Rodríguez is Mexico’s leading cabaret and political performance artist, who ran the famous Teatro Bar El Hábito in Mexico City with her wife Liliana Felipe. She is the recipient of an Obie Award and the first artist named Senior Fellow of the Hemispheric Institute.

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