Monday, 03 June 2019 14:37

Bocabilidades: Inflections of the Self

Inflections of the Self

Based on the “Cuerpo-voz-reflejo” (Body-voice-reflex) series by González Aktories, this performance explores the inner monologue and multiple dialogical drifts of body-voice-reflex. Enunciations are refracted in sound reflections that are able to manifest in other re-sounding bodies, becoming detours or noises that subvert, question, and intervene in the identity of the speaking subject.


Since its founding, Bocabilidades has explored the relationship between what is said and what is expressed using the body and identity as keys to orality/aurality. This a cappella ensemble works with minimalist registers of the spoken voice, incorporating expanded vocal sounds to expand its potential.

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Monday, 03 June 2019 14:36

Aliza Shvarts: Crossings


Humor is a vehicle for crossing: crossing generations, crossing cultures, crossing languages, crossing meaning, crossing the line, etc. In this lecture-style performance, Shvarts will introduce trshARTS—a collaboration between her, filmmaker Ela Troyano and performance artist Carmelita Tropicana.


Aliza Shvarts is an artist and writer whose practice takes a queer feminist approach to reproductive labor and language. Her recent work focuses on testimony. She was a 2014-15 participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program, and is currently a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Blue-white, red-black … A Tribute to the Faggotry Beyond

Performatic exploration for the dissident fugitive body, between the red and black patriarcal Sandinista revolution (fatally drowned by the Ortega-Murillo dictatorship) and the neo-colonial, conservative, and capitalist blue and white wave. Is there any good for the cochones when we put our bodies for a foretold death?


Elyla Sinvergüenza (Fredman Barahona) is a performance artist and activist from Nicaragua. Their work often blends video performance, installations, photo performance, relational art, and workshops that explore crossings between theater, performance, and activism. Elyla uses drag as a weapon for political action aimed at social change and collective healing.

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Monday, 03 June 2019 14:20

Andrés Carreño: The Milky Avenue

The Milky Avenue

Captain Flash has navigated for lunar centuries in search of true love. One day he receives a notification from Metinder that his perfect match, Captain Dance, has been found on Pluto. Flash and Dance might begin a relationship, or their spaceships might just rub up against each other.


Andrés Carreño (Mexico City,1977) is a Cabaret artist, actor, director, and playwright. He has worked in contemporary dance and theater for over 20 years, only later discovering his love for Cabaret. He founded the company Cabaret Misterio 16 years ago, which has been a pioneer in children's cabaret theater.

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Monday, 03 June 2019 14:19

Free, Mon and Jinks: Nativo | Invasivo

Nativo | Invasivo. Photo provided by the artists.

Nativo | Invasivo

Criss-crossing ethnobotanies confront each other in a conversation that reflects profound but often tense borderland connections, evoking the humor and storytelling and re-telling it takes for communities to survive in a harsh climate. This experimental short film and performance roots itself along the Texas-Mexico border.


Mon Iker is an interdisciplinary artist and herbalist devoted to elevating feminist and environmental justice issues.

Jinks Holladay is a queer sailor, writer, and environmental justice organizer who prioritizes building solidarity across borders.

free ferall is a multi-disciplinary artist whose songwriting explores psychic landscapes of love and depression.

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Real Housewives of Miramar

Real Housewives of Miramar is a show created by Teatro Breve’s actresses. It consists of comedy sketches that explore female characters and themes relevant to Puerto Rican culture.


Teatro Breve is a Puerto Rican theater company with a unique, irreverent style. Their content is original.

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NAFTAlina, The Musical

A chronicle of a 25-year-old love triangle.


Stephen Lawson and Aaron Pollard are, a transdisciplinary performance art duo from Montreal Canada.

Alexis O’Hara has toured internationally with spoken-noise performances and sound installations that abet spontaneous musical collaboration between strangers. She has dropped four albums and enough helium balloons to get her dress caught in a chandelier. Alexis and her drag king alter ego, Guizo LaNuit, are pillars of the Montreal cabaret scene.

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Water for a Challenge, or Don’t you forget about me: A ritual of national liberation

Fire will be frozen as a symbolic ritual of world liberation. Several sculptures made of flavored ice in the shape of firearms are presented as part of a tasting. Once they have melted, tasters/spectators may drink the juice.


César Martínez is an “indisciplinary” Mexican artist whose artwork navigates different conceptual frameworks and technical supports—from dynamite to gelatin. His work has been exploded and eaten, morphing into symbolic nutrients and creative enzymes inside the bodies that have savored it. Martínez has presented his work in venues throughout the world.

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Out of Breath: Laughing, Crying at the Body's Limit

We think of laughing and crying as expressions in the same way we think of speaking and gesturing. And yet, both laughing and crying do not express our joy and sorrow in the same way that language does. In both laughing and crying, the body breaks apart, and it shows itself breaking. And because the body belongs to a living context, it is also breaks with a certain way of functioning, departing from a sense of the ordinary. Although laughing and crying are ordinary, they are also extraordinary. In breaking with functional ways of being and instrumental modes of changing reality, they break with the ordinary, but do so within its own terms.This talk will consider the political repercussions of the body as it breaks apart in public, as it breaks with public modes of functioning, and as it breaks open new political potential.


Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author or co-author of more than a dozen books, including Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990); Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of “Sex” (1993); Excitable Speech (1997); Precarious Life: Powers of Violence and Mourning (2004); Undoing Gender (2004); Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable? (2009); Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly (2015); The Force of Non-Violence: An Ethico-Political Bind (forthcoming in 2020). Her books have been translated into more than 20 languages.

Benjamin Arditi (Presenter) holds a PhD in Political Theory from the University of Essex. He is Professor of Politics at UNAM and author of Politics on the Edges of Liberalism: Difference, Populism, Revolution, Emancipation (Edinburgh University Press, 2007, Gedisa 2010, 2014 and 2017). Arditi co-edits the series Taking on the Political, published by Edinburgh University Press. He is currently finishing The Book of Others: Schmitt, Althusser, Laclau, Rancière and Politics.

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Friday, 31 May 2019 12:27

Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris

Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris

Dirección / Address / Endereço: Donceles 36, Centro Histórico, Cuauhtémoc
Accesible para silla de ruedas / Wheelchair accessible / Acessível para cadeirantes

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