‘El gran teatro del mundo’ is an ‘auto sacramental’ written by Spanish playwright Pedro Calderón de la Barca in the 17th century to allegorically convey catholic values. In dialogue with the Shakespearian notion that 'all the world is a stage,' the play states that human beings have to play a role and make decisions with virtue and wisdom, because rewards or punishment will come in the after life.

El gran teatro del mundo, de Pedro Calderón de la Barca

This is a video documentation of Pamela Sneed’s reading/spoken word ‘America Ain’t Ready,’ presented in the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. Sneed delivers scathing and raucously humorous commentary on some of the key issues of our time, taking her audience on a journey through popular culture, American politics, and the New York City underground scene of the '80s and '90s that insists on naming the unnamed and telling the untold.

Pamela Sneed's 'America Ain't Ready'

In this interview, conducted by Marcial Godoy-Anativia, associate director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Moysés Zúñiga Santiago talks about his photo exhibit…

Interview with Moysés Zúñiga Santiago (2010)

This is a video documentation of Regina José Galindo’s artist talk ‘Experiences,’ presented in the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. Galindo offered a retrospective…

Regina Galindo's 'Experiences' at the Hemispheric Institute

Interview with Rossana Reguillo, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. In this interview, Professor Reguillo speaks about…

Interview with Rossana Reguillo (2011)

Interview with David Lozano, conducted by Marlène Ramírez-Cancio, Associate Director of Arts & Media at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. In this interview,…

Interview with David Lozano (2010)

This category is a temporary repository for holdings by artists and scholars who have contributed work to the HIDVL Digital Library but do not yet have a full profile.

The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics held its first Encuentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2-15, 2000. Participants included artists, scholars, graduate students,…

Welcoming to the First Hemi Encuentro in Brazil by Marcos Terena

The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics held its first Encuentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2-15, 2000. Participants included artists, scholars, graduate students,…

Opening remarks for the 1st Hemispheric Institute Encuentro

Regina Galindo talks about the difference of being an artist or an activist during the years of violence in Guatemala -- she reflects upon the…

Interview with Regina José Galindo (2010)

Eleonora Fabião's "Giro Piece" is a dance performance, an installation, a scream claiming attention to the body immersed in present times. An awakening call to the body led by, and oppressed by, globalization. Fabião explains, "The experience of being a "world citizen" in the era of globalization produces on me, among many advantages and benefits, a disturbing vertigo, a certain existential dizziness.

Eleonora Fabião: Giro Piece

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