Mascando Inglés (2007)

Mascando Inglés (2007) Photo/Foto: Marlène Ramírez-Cancio

Video documentation of Puerto Rican experimental dance piece Mascando Inglés (Chewing English), choreographed by Viveca Vázquez and performed as a part of the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in June of 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina under the title CORPOLÍTICAS en las Américas: Formaciones de Raza, Clase y Género / Body Politics in the Americas: Formations of Race, Class and Gender

Mascando Inglés addresses the body in the context of the Puerto Rico-U.S. migration and the linguistic displacement that this migration generates. The performers’ bodies oscillate between orientation and disorientation, rhythmic movements and dislocation, sound and silence. These bodies are both linguistically and physically displaced. However, ‘Mascando inglés’ explores the ways in which the language of the body could entail other forms of communication.

Additional Info

  • Title: Mascando inglés
  • Alternate Title: Chewing English
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video
  • Duration: 00:22:46
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Date: 16 Jun 2007
  • Location: Performed at Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 16, 2007, as part of the Sixth Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar entitled Corpolíticas en las Ámericas / Body Politics in the Americas : formations of race, class and gender.
  • Type-Format: dance
  • Cast: José Álvarez, Jeanne d'Arc Casas, Carla Godreau, Veraalba Santa Torres.
  • Credits: Hemispheric Institute, producer ; Centro Cultural Recoleta, producer ; Viveca Vázquez, creator, director, choreographer ; Pedro Leopoldo Sánchez Tormes, production assistant ; Beatrice Glow, videographer.