One Melon…!! Your Melon…!!

One Melon…!! Your Mellon…!! came about after the renewal of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. This performance calls into question the endless construction of stereotypes, the broken and often falsified notion of authenticity, and the banality behind the image of tourism, which paints the Cuban archipelago as an incomparable tropical “paradise.”


Nelda Castillo founded El Ciervo Encantado in Havana in 1996 as a space of experimentation and exchange that fosters innovative connections between theater, visual arts, music, literature, dance, theoretical research, etc. Thanks to this interplay of knowledges, El Ciervo Encantado connects with different spaces of artistic and cultural production, escaping any attempt at categorization.

Published in Performances
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 13:07

Saturday, June 15

Digital Action Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez: Blessings
Roaming Jess Dobkin and Laura Levin: TALIXMXN
10:00am — 06:00pm MUAC, UNAM Related Exhibition: Action Art in Mexico: Registers and Residues
11:00am — 07:00pm Centro de Cultura Digital (CCD) Related Exhibitions: The Illuminator: Border Blaster | Patrick Monte and Brian Questa: Anomy, for U.S. and Mexican News | Frisly Soberanis (FRPxTN): Fractured Connections
10:00pm — 12:00pm Anfiteatro Simón Bolívar Transversal Work Group Presentations: Irreverent Memory, Noisy Affections, and Enabling Performance
Speakers: Véronique Leduc, David Gutiérrez, Pedro Bennaton, Rossana Lara, Dilara Caliskan | Moderator: Fabio Salvatti
10:00am — 12:00pm Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso Transversal Work Group Presentations: Practice Inside Out: Fiesta, Laughter, and Performance
Speakers: Laura G. Gutiérrez, Alex de las Heras, Pablo Assumpção, Javiera Nuñez Alvarez, Cristina Morales Saro | Moderator: Sebastián Calderón Bentín
10:00am — 12:00pm Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso Transversal Work Group Presentations: Dissidence, Deportation, and Decolonial Action
Speakers: César Barros, Praba Pilar, Jorge Hernández Esguep, Kency Cornejo, Alicia Grullón, Nitasha Dhillion | Moderator: Ángeles Donoso Macaya
10:00am — 12:00pm Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso Transversal Work Group Presentations: Neoliberal (Re)turns, Extractive Chaos, and the Performance of Refusal
Speakers: Marcos Steuernagel, Merle Davis, Elizabeth Doud, Zeca Ligiéro | Moderator: Zoë Heyn-Jones
10:00am — 12:00pm Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso Transversal Work Group Presentations: Feminists, Queers, and Other Impersonations
Speakers: Alejandra Gorráez Puga, Cristel Jusino Díaz, Soledad Falabella, Marxistas menores | Moderator: Julia Antivilo
12:00pm — 01:00pm Patio de pasantes, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso Carlos Martiel: Acknowledgement
12:00pm — 01:00pm Ex Teresa Arte Actual Exhibit Opening: Action/Trace: Video Exhibition of Performance Art (1993–2001). A selection of the Ex Teresa Documentation Center
12:00pm — 02:00pm Ex Teresa Arte Actual Fabiano Kueva: THE HUMBOLDT EFFECT: Travelers, Narratives, and Senses. America as Form and Source
01:30pm - 3:00pm Anfiteatro Simón Bolívar Performance in Mexico—Approaches and Strategies | Presenters: Hortensia Ramírez, Elia Espinosa, Roberto de la Torre, Pilar Villela| | Moderator: Sol Henaro
01:00pm - 2:00pm Capilla de ánimas, Ex Teresa Arte Actual catoptROMANTICS
02:30pm - 03:30pm Capilla de ánimas, Ex Teresa Arte Actual catoptROMANTICS
04:00pm - 05:00pm Capilla de ánimas, Ex Teresa Arte Actual catoptROMANTICS
05:30pm - 06:30pm Capilla de ánimas, Ex Teresa Arte Actual catoptROMANTICS
04:40pm — 05:10pm Capilla de Santa Teresa, Ex Teresa Arte Actual Alexia Miranda: Sound Memory III
05:20pm — 05:30pm Capilla de Santa Teresa, Ex Teresa Arte Actual Victoria Polti: Noises
05:40pm — 06:00pm Capilla de Santa Teresa, Ex Teresa Arte Actual María Eugenia Chellet: Gift Boxes
06:00pm — 06:30pm Capilla del Señor de Santa Teresa, Ex Teresa Arte Actual Roberta Nascimento: In Times of War, ENJOY!
06:30pm — 07:00pm Capilla de Santa Teresa, Ex Teresa Arte Actual Bryan Rodríguez: “Cara de Niño”
05:00pm — 08:00pm Centro de Cultura Digital Sonido La Morena | Sonido Sin nombre | Sonideros.TV: Sonidera Party
08:00pm — 02:00pm Pasagüero (frente a La Cuarta de Motolinia) Closing Ceremony and Party

Event Type Key

  • Related Exhibition
  • Performance
  • Encuentro Opening
  • Trasnocheo
  • Work Group Meeting
  • Workshop
  • Teach-in
  • Keynote Address
  • Roundtable
  • Forum
  • Exhibition Opening
  • Practical / Hybrid Work Group
  • Lecture-Presentation
  • Imaginary
  • Street Art-Action Route
  • Work Group Presentation
  • Encuentro Closing
  • Book Fair, Book Launch
  • Food Trucks
  • Registration
Published in Schedule
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 12:58

Senior Fellows

The distinction of Senior Fellow is awarded to scholars, artists and activists affiliated with the Hemispheric Institute whose work exemplifies an exceptional contribution to the field of performance and politics. Fellows are selected by the Institute’s Board. The first two fellows, Jesusa Rodríguez and Luis Millones, were named at the 2007 Encuentro in Buenos Aires. In Bogotá in 2009, we had the honor of naming Tomás Ybarra-Frausto and Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Vivian Martínez Tabares and Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani were named Senior Fellows in 2013 in São Paulo, Rossana Reguillo and Split Britches (Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver) in Montreal in 2014, and Julio Pantoja and Diamela Eltit in Santiago in 2016. This year, at our Mexico City Encuentro, it gives us great pleasure to recognize the work and generosity of Carmelita Tropicana, peter kulchyski, and Antonio Prieto Stambaugh. Thank you, Carmelita, peter, and Antonio for all of your contributions to Hemi over the years!

Antonio Prieto Stambaugh

Antonio Prieto StambaughAntonio Prieto Stambaugh is a professor and researcher in the School of Theater and the Center for the Study, Creation, and Documentation of the Arts at the Universidad Veracruzana, where he is also Coordinator of the graduate program in Performing Arts. He is a member of Mexico’s National System of Researchers (SNI), specializing in contemporary Mexican theatre and performance with a particular interest in artists who work on issues of gender, the nation, sexuality, and ethnicity. He holds an M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a Ph.D. in Latin American Studies from the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM). He has edited four books, including Jerzy Grotowski. Miradas desde Latinoamérica (Universidad Veracruzana, 2011) and Corporalidades escénicas. Representaciones del cuerpo en el teatro, la danza y el performance (Universidad Veracruzana, 2016), with con Elka Fediuk. He is currently Director of the journal Investigación Teatral. Revista de artes escénicas y performatividad.

Carmelita Tropicana

Carmelita TropicanaCarmelita Tropicana has been performing in New York’s downtown arts scene since the 1980s, straddling the worlds of performance art and theater in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe with her irreverent humor, subversive fantasy, and bilingual puns. She received an Obie in Theater, the Performance and Activism Award from the Women in Theater Program/American Theater in Higher Education, and a Guggenheim Fellowship for her upcoming memoir. She is a Creative Capital grantee with her collaborator playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, an alum of the Hemispheric Institute’s EmergeNYC Program. Notable and recent works include: Schwanze-Beast, a performance commissioned by Vermont Performance Lab; Post Plastica, an installation/video and performance presented at El Museo del Barrio; and the highly anthologized Milk of Amnesia, which she presented at the Hemipheric Institute’s Encuentro in Monterrey, Mexico. Her publications include the book she co-edited with Holly Hughes, Memories of the Revolution: The First Ten Years of the WOW Café. Tropicana has taught at numerous universities and sits on the Board of Directors of the New York Foundation for the Arts.

peter kulchyski

peter kulchyskipeter kulchyski is a senior, non-indigenous scholar in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba. His most recent book is Report of an Inquiry into an Injustice. His research is at the intersection of politics, law, history, and culture, with a special emphasis on Dene and Inuit in the far north. He has also more recently been engaged with issues around the impacts of hydroelectric developments on Inninew/Inninewak communities in Northern Manitoba. He is completing a term as co-Director of the Canadian Consortium on Performance and Politics in the Americas.

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