Indian Summer 2006: Holding Up the Sky (Coatlicue Theater Company)

Holding Up the Sky is a series of theater skits addressing issues of borders and immigration at work in indigenous communities, ranging from the grotesque to the poignant, from the deeply personal to global issues devastating their communities. Distinctive elements of this performance are the use of humor in storytelling and the participation of audience members to "hold up the sky" as inspired by Mayan mythology. Muriel Miguel (Spiderwoman Theater) contextualizes this event by talking about Coatlicue's long relationship with the American Indian Community House, and the fact that this "Indian Summer" is the last series of performances at The Circle in the AICH's current location.

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  • Title: Indian Summer 2006: Holding Up the Sky (Coatlicue Theater Company)
  • Alternate Title: Holding Up the Sky
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:34:07
  • Language: English, Spanish, Spanglish
  • Date: 29 April 2006
  • Location: Performed as part of Indian Summer 2006 at The Circle at AICH, New York City.
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Elvira Colorado, Hortencia Colorado.
  • Credits: American Indian Community House, producer; Rosemary Richmond, executive director; Karen Oughtred, production manager; Jim Cyrus, Performing Arts Dept.; Coatlicue Theater Company, creator; Federico Restrepo, light designer; Carla Bosnjak, light technician; Joseph Jeffers, sound technician; Muriel Miguel, introducer.