Dangerous Border Game (1996) Pre-performance event

Dangerous Border Game (1996) Pre-performance event HIDVL

This unedited handheld video footage documents a series of performance interventions with the audience, as a part of Pocha Nostra's performance The Dangerous Border Game, a "culti-multural, end-of-the-century, post-NAFTA, freak show extravaganza" exploring pressing cross-cultural, border-crossing issues on multicultural fears and desires, stereotypes, diversity and identity. The performers asked the audience to assist dressed up as their favorite "cultural Other"; a crew of San Francisco Art Institute students documented this open call on "cultural transvestism," interviewing the audience as they arrived to the theater.

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The Dangerous Border Game Pre-Performance Event (embedded below)
The Dangerous Border Game (full performance)


Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/8931zd0n

Additional Info

  • Title: The dangerous border game (pre-performance event)
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:36:04
  • Language: English, Spanish, Spanglish
  • Date: 1997
  • Location: Artaud Theater, San Francisco, California
  • Type-Format: performance, interview
  • Cast: Eric Pukrayura, interviewer.
  • Credits: Guillermo Gómez-Peña, producer ; La Pocha Nostra, producer; Artaud Theater, producer ; Guillermo Gómez-Peña and La Pocha Nostra, creators ; Eric Pukrayura, Christopher Dehm, videographers ; Guillermo Gómez-Peña, conception.