Trasnocheo

The Trasnocheo series offers a late night performance venue for emerging and established artists to present short works or works in progress.  The cabaret style creates a more relaxed atmosphere that encourages participation and experimentation.

The 2009 Trasnocheo took place at Mapa Teatro in the center of Bogotá and was curated by Susana Cook, New York based, Argentine performance artist.

With this lip-synch performance, 2boys.tv splice together iconic American popular cultural motifs with images generated by the western world’s first great propoganda machine: The Vatican. Show Business “celebrates” and “commemorates” the rise of Cardinal Joseph Alois…

2boys.tv: Showbusiness

There's No Tortillas Jaramillo reinvents Lalo Guerrero's song "There's No Tortillas" with his comic and poignant rendition, with simultaneous translation by Eloísa Jaramillo.  Biography Alejandro Jaramillo Hoyos is a professor and researcher at the Institute for…

Alejandro Jaramillo

Carnal Manifesto TransTerrorist Biographies C.R. is a queer, gender-bending, trans-identified graduate student working towards a Master of Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Chicas Extraordinarias is a creative-research group that…

C.R. & Chicas Extraordinarias

Incubus-Succubus This performance/installation documents and reiterates an action by transvestite activist Diana Navarro at Esmeralda Pussycat, a porn movie theater in downtown Bogotá. Biographies Claudia Marcela Cadena is an architect at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University…

Claudia Marcela Cadena & Diana Navarro

Living Rock Waking up the spaces and transforming them through dance, we explore the many possibilities and characteristics that different urban constructions generate, embodying them and engaging in dialogue with them. Director: Diana CasasPerformers: Jenny Cuervo,…

Compañía Aéreodanza

Lost Children Lost Children deals with the life of the street children shaped by our society. These kids are a product of urban violence, of a society that marginalizes them, rendering them worthless. Neglected, they become…

El Fénix Producciones

Songs of the Pampas in Porteño Style In interpreting Alberto Ginastera’s Cinco Canciones Populares Argentinas, Mendoza was drawn to the composition because of its historical irony: in the Conquest of the Desert, Argentina’s government systematically annihilated…

Flora Mendoza

Two Language Lessons Gómez-Peña leads two language lessons: Spanish for My Foreign Friends, and A Lesson on Hemi Esperanto. They both question and play with intercultural "understanding," ultimately privileging the bilingual audience members able to navigate…

Guillermo Gómez-Peña

My German Lollipop Through the lens of post-war German kitsch and pop culture, My German Lollipop is a reflection on feminism and sexual politics, as they relate to alternating expressions of shame and liberation. Using dance,…

Hannah Cheesman

Women with the Word Women with the Word performed by the Chicana Indigena spoken word and song group, In lak Ech, is a multi-media performance including song, poetry, and film highlighting the urban indigenous experience from…

In Lak Ech

Spoken Word Jamaica Osorio performs two poems. 1. Make a Wish 2. Straight Jacket are we all really in the sky being told to reach for something that doesn't exist are we ignorant or lucky for…

Jamaica Osorio

Type A A ten-minute movement piece that explores gender identity framed within a Puerto Rican cultural context. The piece features a character created by the actor for the collective theatre performance De Mala Muerte, directed by…

José (Pepe) Álvarez Colón

ROOTLESS: La No-Nostalgia ROOTLESS: La No-Nostalgia is a bold bilingual cabaret about migration. Karina Casiano plays a confused immigrant who begins to forget her past, her accent and even her gender after years of living away…

Karina Casiano

Pachamama Yoga for Beginners An interactive yoga retreat opening session for those who come from far away to connect their inner gringuito selves to the greater Pachamama and to be confronted with a different vibration. Biography …

Kira Neel

Meat -Stories in Pieces A theatrical intervention that puts two women on stage who present statistics, perform short stories, show children's dolls, paint themselves compulsively, recite biblical passages, and sing discriminatory tunes, rooted in the Brazilian…

Kiwi Companhia de Teatro

Demonio María Cienfuegos Demonio María Cienfuegos tries to read from short story "Ritos de devoción al culto/Rites of Devotion to the Cult" from Uñas pintadas de azul/Blue Fingernails (Tempe, Ariz.: Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingue, 2009) by Lawrence…

Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes

Spoken Word Logan Phillips performs four poems from his book Arroyo Ink. 1. La Posibilidad de Esto 2. Vancouzy, High As Fuck 3. This Poem Writes the Ink 4. Colibrí Chilango Biography Logan Phillips is a…

Logan Phillips

Tammy WhyNot Tammy WhyNot is a 58 year-old trailer park survivor who became a famous Country and Western singer then gave it all up to pursue a career as a lesbian performance artist. Her favorite topics…

Lois Weaver

Technesexual Technesexual consists of the performers engaging in playful erotic acts in physical and virtual space, while using handmade electronic stethoscopes to play the sound of their heartbeats in both spaces, blurring the lines between the…

Micha Cárdenas and Elle Mehrmand

The Super Fun Death of Z Carioca The Super Fun Death of Z Carioca is a performance/video/installation that examines themes of nationality, language and media. Z Carioca is a pirated version of Zé Carioca, the Walt…

Raphi Soifer

De Pelos A ritual performed as a metaphor for vulvic circumcision. "The transmutation of the vulvabeast into a organic-mechanical hybrid, towards a consciousness of salvational value through a converse baptism." Biography Controversial performance artist Rocío Boliver,…

Rocío Boliver, La Congelada de Uva

The Fury of the Gods The Fury of the Gods is an exercise in pop blasphemy. An ecclesiastical experiment in heathenism. Written and Performed by Susana Cook. Religious rhetoric is often used by the Christian right…

Susana Cook

Only In Tango Bernardo, a married man, cross-dresses, confessing to the mirror that he can only dance tango as Marisú. Elena, a young lesbian woman, who from childhood had been learning the gestures, gazes, and masculine…

Tr@nsTango

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