Interviews

Our collections include interviews with artists, scholars and activists from across the Americas. This section features curated interview series such as the What is Performance Studies? collection, the Native Theater Festival collection, and the Colombian Theaters collection. In addition you can access a complete list of interviews conducted during Encuentros, at the Hemispheric Institute in New York City, or at affiliated cultural centers, and institutions below the featured collections.

Interview with Aaron Pollard and Stephen Lawson of 2boys.tv, conducted by Ramón Rivera-Servera 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

Interview with Aaron Pollard and Stephen Lawson (2007)

Shortly after the opening of his show, Revealing the Absent Indian, part of the New Tribes New York series at the National Museum of the American Indian, Alan Michelson talks about the exhibit, which is a retrospective of his work.

Interview with Alan Michelson (2005)

In November 2008, The Public Theater in New York City was proud to present a festival of extraordinary theater from today's Native artists. In its second year, the festival featured: three free readings of new works by Native playwrights Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, Laura Shamas, and Eric Gansworth followed by post-show discussions

Interview with Alanis King (2008)

Interview with Alejandro Meitin, conducted by Marcela Fuentes, during the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia under the title Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.

Interview with Alejandro Meitin (2009)

Interview with Alvaro Villalobos, conducted by Antonio Prieto Stambaugh, during the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia under the title Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.

Interview with Álvaro Villalobos (2009)

Interview with Ana and Débora Correa of the Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, conducted by Katherine Nigh 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."

Interview with Ana & Débora Correa (2007)

In this interview, Ana Correa recounts her beginnings with the group, where she found dialogue and openness to create theater. Yuyachkani’s piece ‘Allpa Rayku’ marks the group’s quest for Peruvian deep traditions and the Andean world, as well as Correa’s own identity and connections with her own indigenous roots.

Interview with Ana Correa (2001)

Interview with Ana Correa, active member of Peru's Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, conducted by Michelle Zubiate during the 3rd Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2002 in Lima, Peru under the title "Globalization, Migration and the Public Sphere."

Interview with Ana Correa (2002)

Interview with Anabelle Contreras Castro, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?'.

Interview with Anabelle Contreras Castro: What is Performance Studies? (2011)

Interview with André Lepecki, conducted by Diana Taylor, director and founder of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?'.

Interview with André Lepecki: What is Performance Studies? (2002)

Interview with Ann Pellegrini, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?'

Interview with Ann Pellegrini: What is Performance Studies? (2007)

In this interview, conducted by Doris Sommer at the Hemispheric Institute's 5th Encuentro (Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2005), Mockus plays a game with his interviewer: in a symbolic performance of 'social bonds,' they are linked to each other with string and must figure out how to disentangle themselves through movement (no cutting or untying), as they discuss civic culture and the ways conflict can be resolved through the plurality of art..

Interview with Antanas Mockus (2005)

Interview with Antonio Prieto Stambaugh, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?'.

Interview with Antonio Prieto Stambaugh: What is Performance Studies? (2011)

Interview with Barbara Browning, conducted by Diana Taylor, director and founder of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?'

Interview with Barbara Browning: What is Performance Studies? (2002)

Interview with Colombian actress, director, playwright and founder of Teatro Itinerante del Sol, Beatriz Camargo, conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez.

Interview with Beatriz Camargo (1999)

Interview with Beth Lopes, conducted by Marcos Steuernagel, Special Collections Fellow at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?'.

Interview with Beth Lopes: What is Performance Studies? (2011)

In this interview, conducted at the Hemispheric Institute's 5th Encuentro, Singer talks about her documentary work as a search for the practices and values that have survived through all the changes in indigenous life and are still in place keeping them connected to one another in a community.

Interview with Beverly Singer (2005)

Interview with Catherine Cole, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?'

Interview with Catherine Cole: What is Performance Studies? (2013)

Interview with Spanish actress and Malayerba founding member María del Rosario "Charo" Francés, in the context of their play La Fanesca performed at the Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro (FIT) de Cádiz, held in Spain in 1987.

Interview with Charo Francés (1987)

In this interview, filmmaker Chris Eyre talks the reasons why he went into filmmaking, his early years as a filmmaker at NYU, and the influence he felt this educational foundation had on his work. Chris also reminisces about his early career, at a time when independent film was still a force in the media world, and the burgeoning Native film community that sprung up during this period.

Interview with Chris Eyre (2006)

Interview with Coco Fusco, conducted by Jill Lane 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

Interview with Coco Fusco (2007)

Interview with Comadre Araña, conducted by Michael Birenbaum Quintero, during the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia under the title Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.

Interview with Comadre Araña (2009)

Dancing Earth is an array of indigenous dance artists who work as a collective under the leadership of Rulan Tangen, striving to embody a unique essence of Indigenous identity and perspective by creation and renewal of artistic and cultural movement rituals.

Interview with Dancing Earth (2005)

In December of 2007, as part of its Native Theater Festival, the Public Theater brought Native theater professionals from around the U.S. and Canada to New York City for a series of readings and discussions.

Interview with Daniel David Moses (2007)

Interview with Danny Hoch, conducted by Jill Lane 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.

Interview with Danny Hoch (2007)

Interview with Daphne Brooks, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?'.

Interview with Daphne Brooks: What is Performance Studies? (2007)

In December of 2007, as part of its Native Theater Festival, the Public Theater brought Native theater professionals from around the U.S. and Canada to New York City for a series of readings and discussions.

Interview with Darrell Dennis (2007)

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, David Lozano discusses the role of the body in the intertwining dynamics between arts and politics.

Interview with David Lozano (2010)

In this interview, conducted by Tavia Nyong'o at the Hemispheric Institute's 5th Encuentro titled Performing "Heritage": Contemporary Indigenous and Community-Based Practices in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 2005), David talks about how he began playing percussion, demonstrates the rhythms he uses in his work, and how these shape daily Gullah life.

Interview with David Pleasant (2005)

Interview with Denise Stoklos, conducted by Eleonora Fabião during the 3rd Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2002 in Lima, Peru under the title Globalization, Migration and the Public Sphere.

Interview with Denise Stoklos (2002)

Interview with Diamela Eltit, conducted by Carmen Oquendo-Villar 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

Interview with Diamela Eltit (2007)

Interview with Diamela Eltit, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?'

Interview with Diamela Eltit: What is Performance Studies? (2011)

Interview with Diana Raznovich, conducted by Mila Aponte-González, during the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia under the title Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas

Interview with Diana Raznovich (2009)

Interview with Diana Taylor, conducted by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?'

Interview with Diana Taylor: What is Performance Studies? (2002)

In December of 2007, as part of its Native Theater Festival, the Public Theater brought Native theater professionals from around the U.S. and Canada to New York City for a series of readings and discussions.

Interview with Diane Glancy (2007)

DIn this interview, Taylor talks about his use of humor, the way he feels about using Native issues in his work, and they way his work is received in different communities.

Interview with Drew Hayden Taylor (2005)

This video documents an interview with Drew Hayden Taylor, conducted by Kennetch Charlette as a part of a supplementary Native Theater Festival interview series.

Interview with Drew Hayden Taylor (2007)

This video documents an interview with Edward Wemytewa, conducted by Terry Gomez as a part of a supplementary Native Theater Festival interview series.

Interview with Edward Wemytewa (2007)

In this interview, Ema Villanueva and Eduardo Flores discuss their artistic collaboration and their participation in projects focused on social justice. They highlight the relationship between the social, the political, and the body through the arts.

Interview with Ema Villanueva & Eduardo Flores (2001)

Interview with renowned Colombian theater director, theorist and playwright Enrique Buenaventura, founder of the Teatro Experimental de Cali (TEC), conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez.

Interview with Enrique Buenaventura (1999)

This video, Interview with Eric Gansworth, supplements the 2008 festival records, as a part of an interview series conducted by Tom Pearson.Eric Gansworth (Onondaga) is a professor of English and Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.

Interview with Eric Gansworth (2008)

Interview with Fabio Salvatti, conducted by Marcos Steuernagel, Special Collections Fellow at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?'

Interview with Fabio Salvatti: What is Performance Studies? (2011)

Interview with Federico Zukerfeld and Loreto Garín of the Grupo Etcétera, conducted by Marcela Fuentes 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

Interview with Federico Zukerfeld and Loreto Garín (2007)

Interview with George Lewis, conducted by Sarah Townsend 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

Interview with George Lewis (2007)

In this interview, Giuseppe Campuzano talks about his take on how his particular performance-related work makes a political intervention in the public sphere.

Interview with Giuseppe Campuzano (2009)

A revealing interview with God conducted by Marcial Godoy-Anativia, Associate Director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

Interview with God - Jesusa Rodríguez (2010)

Interview with Guillermo Gómez-Peña of La Pocha Nostra, conducted by Roberto Gutiérrez Varea as a part of the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in June of 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Interview with Guillermo Gómez-Peña (2007)

This video documents an interview with Hanay Geiogamah, conducted by Graydon Wetzler as a part of a supplementary Native Theater Festival interview series.

Interview with Hanay Geiogamah (2007)

Interview with renowned Spanish-born Colombian actor Helios Fernández, conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez. In this interview, Fernández talks about his experiences as an actor for theater and TV.

Interview with Helios Fernández (1999)

Interview with Holly Hughes, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?'

Interview with Holly Hughes: What is Performance Studies? (2007)

Interview with Ileana Diéguez, conducted by Mila Aponte-González, during the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia under the title Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.

Interview with Ileana Dieguez (2009)

Jack Halberstam is Visiting Professor of Gender Studies and English at Columbia University. Halberstam is the author of five books including: Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (Duke UP, 1995), Female Masculinity (Duke UP, 1998), In A Queer Time and Place (NYU Press, 2005), The Queer Art of Failure (Duke UP, 2011) and Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (Beacon Press, 2012) and has written articles that have appeared in numerous journals, magazines and collections.

Interview with Jack Halberstam (2014)

Interview with theater practitioner Jacqueline Vidal, director of renowned theater ensemble Teatro Experimental de Cali (TEC), conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez.

Interview with Jacqueline Vidal (1999)

Interview with Javier Serna, conducted by Marcial Godoy, associate director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?'

Interview with Javier Serna: What is Performance Studies? (2011)

Interview with performance artist Jennifer Miller, director of New York's troupe Circus Amok, conducted by Mila Aponte-González for the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

Interview with Jennifer Miller (2006)

In December of 2007, as part of its Native Theater Festival, the Public Theater brought Native theater professionals from around the U.S. and Canada to New York City for a series of readings and discussions.

Interview with Jennifer Podemski (2007)

In this interview, conducted by the Hemispheric Institute's Native curator Raquel Chapa, Native American artist Jesse Cooday (Tinglit) talks about his work in both the American Indian Community House (AICH) gallery.

Interview with Jesse Cooday (2005)

Interview with Jesús Martín Barbero, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?'

Interview with Jesús Martín Barbero: What Is Performance Studies? (2002)

Interview of Jesusa Rodríguez and Liliana Felipe in spanish.

Interview with Jesusa Rodríguez and Liliana Felipe (2001)

Interview with Jesusa Rodríguez, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

Interview with Jesusa Rodríguez: On art and activism (2010)

Interview with Jesusa Rodríguez, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

Interview with Jesusa Rodríguez: On Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (2010)

Interview with Jill Lane, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

Interview with Jill Lane: What is Performance Studies? (2007)

Interview with João Gabriel Teixeira, conducted by Marcos Steuernagel, Special Collections Fellow at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

Interview with João Gabriel Teixeira: What is Performance Studies? (2012)

Interview with theater director and founder of street theater ensemble Teatro Taller de Colombia, Jorge Vargas, conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez.

Interview with Jorge Vargas (1999)

Interview with José Muñoz, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

Interview with José Muñoz: What is Performance Studies? (2002)

Interview with Joseph Roach, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

Interview with Joseph Roach: What is Performance Studies? (2007)

In December of 2007, as part of its Native Theater Festival, the Public Theater brought Native theater professionals from around the U.S. and Canada to New York City for a series of readings and discussions.

Interview with Joy Harjo (2007)

In this interview, Julieta Paredes underlines the centrality of a communal spirit in her work, stating that when she speaks, her voice is a resonance of the voice of her ‘compañeras.’

Interview with Julieta Paredes (2010)

Interview with Kay Turner, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

Interview with Kay Turner: What is Performance Studies? (2007)

This video documents an interview with Kennetch Charlette, conducted by Drew Hayden Taylor as a part of a supplementary Native Theater Festival interview series.

Interview with Kennetch Charlette (2007)

This interview complements his participation in a round table on Citizenship and its Frontiers: Multiculturalism, Interculturality, and Migration, presented in this 10-day event, which brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and frontiers of citizenship.

Interview with Larry La Fountain-Stokes (2009)

Interview with Laura Levin, conducted by Mark Matusoff. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around thequestion 'What is Performance Studies?'

Interview with Laura Levin: What is Performance Studies? (2013)

In November 2008, The Public Theater in New York City was proud to present a festival of extraordinary theater from today's Native artists.

Interview with Laura Shamas (2008)

Interview with Leda Martins, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

Interview with Leda Martins: What is Performance Studies? (2011)

This interview complements her video installation Négritude, showcased in this 10-day event, which brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and frontiers of citizenship.

Interview with Liliana Angulo (2009)

Interview with Colombian actor and member of the theater ensemble Teatro Experimental de Cali (TEC) Lisímaco Núñez, conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez.

Interview with Lisímaco Núñez (1999)

Interview with Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw of Split Britches, conducted by Sarah Townsend as a part of the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

Interview with Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw (2007)

In this interview, Bolaños talks about her life in theater, her participation as a member of the Teatro Experimental de Cali (TEC), and her foundation of La Máscara in 1972 as an ensemble committed to the exploration and denunciation of women's issues in Colombia.

Interview with Lucy Bolaños (1999)

Interview with Luis Pazos and Héctor Puppo of the Grupo Escombros, conducted by Marcela Fuentes as a part of the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

Interview with Luis Pazos and Héctor Puppo (2007)

In this interview, conducted by Diana Taylor at the Hemispheric Institutes 5th Encuentro titled Performing 'Heritage': Community Indigenous and Community-Based Practices in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 2005.

Interview with Luisa Calcumil (2005)

Londoño discusses her trajectory in theater administration and production, which includes backstage work with renowned theater groups such as Teatro Taller de Colombia and Teatro Libre de Bogotá; this discussion is framed in the broader context of the history and future of contemporary Colombian theater, its political, pedagogical and commercial aspects, and the role of women in its production.

Interview with Luz Ángela Londoño (1999)

This interview is focused on the production, organization, theoretical conceptualization, and the experience of the project ‘Witness to the Ruins,’ created by Mapa Teatro in collaboration with former inhabitants of the neighborhood Santa Inés del Cartucho, Bogotá.

Interview with Mapa Teatro (2011)

Interview with Marcos Malafaia, one of the directors of Brazilian puppet theater company Giramundo, conducted by Marcos Alexandre in the context of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics 5th Encuentro.

Interview with Marcos Malafaia (2005)

Interview with María Galindo of Mujeres Creando, conducted by Diana Taylor as a part of the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in June of 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Interview with María Galindo (2007)

Interview with Marianela Boán, conducted by Shanna Lorenz during the 2nd Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in June of 2001 in Monterrey, Mexico under the title Memory, Atrocity and Resistance.

Interview with Marianela Boán (2001)

This video, Interview with Marie Clements, supplements the 2008 festival records, as a part of an interview series conducted by Tom Pearson.

Interview with Marie Clements (2008)

Interview with theater director and founder of street theater ensemble Teatro Taller de Colombia, Mario Matallana, conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez.

Interview with Mario Matallana (1999)

This video, Interview with Martha Redbone, supplements the 2008 festival records, as a part of an interview series conducted by Tom Pearson.

Interview with Martha Redbone (2008)

Interview with Megaron Txucarramãe, conducted at the Hemispheric Institute's 5th Encuentro titled Performing Heritage: Contemporary Indigenous and Community-Based Practices which took place in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 2005.

Interview with Megaron Txucarramãe (2005)

In this interview, Garcés talks about his take on how his particular performance-related work makes a political intervention in the public sphere.

Interview with Michael John Garcés (2009)

Interview with Michelle Matlock, conducted by Jill Lane as a part of the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in June of 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Interview with Michelle Matlock (2007)

In this interview, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Miguel Rubio talks about creación colectiva (collective creation) in Latin America.

Interview with Miguel Rubio: Creación colectiva (2012)

In this interview, by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Miguel Rubio talks about the crisis of representation related to the atrocities inflicted by political violence during the internal armed conflict in Peru (1980-2000).

Interview with Miguel Rubio: Crisis de representación (2012)

Interview with Interview with Miriam Álvarez & Lorena Cañuqueo of the Proyecto de Teatro Mapuche, conducted by Julieta Infantino as a part of the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in June of 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Interview with Miriam Álvarez and Lorena Cañuqueo (2007)

Interview with Miriam Gomes, conducted by Claudia Briones 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

Interview with Miriam Gomes (2007)

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 presented in NYC in 2010.

Interview with Moysés Zúñiga Santiago (2010)

Interview with Nao Bustamante conducted by José Muñoz during the 3rd Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2002 in Lima, Peru under the title "Globalization, Migration and the Public Sphere."

Interview with Nao Bustamante (2002)

In this interview, conducted by Andrew McLean at the Hemispheric Institute 5th Encuentro (Belo Horizonte, 2005), Pamyua's four founding members (Stephen Blanchett, Phillip Blanchett, Ossie Kairaiuak and Karina Moeller) talk about their backgrounds, the origins of the band, and the ways their music blends traditional Yup'ik songs with African-American musical influences such as gospel, R&B, jazz and funk to create a unique new Native style.

Interview with Pamyua (2005)

In this interview, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Pancho López talks about his beginnings and his experience in the field of performance art in Mexico.

Interview with Pancho López: What is Performance Studies? (2011)

Interview with Patricia Ariza, theater director, playwright and founder of renowned Colombian theater ensemble Teatro La Candelaria (www.teatrolacandelaria.org.co), conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez.

Interview with Patricia Ariza (1999)

Interview with Patrick Anderson, conducted by Marcial Godoy-Anativia, associate director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?'

Interview with Patrick Anderson: What is Performance Studies? (2007)

In December of 2007, as part of its Native Theater Festival, the Public Theater brought Native theater professionals from around the U.S. and Canada to New York City for a series of readings and discussions.

Interview with Randy Reinholz (2007)

Interview with Rebecca Schneider, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?'.

Interview with Rebecca Schneider: What is Performance Studies? (2007)

Regina Galindo talks about the difference of being an artist or an activist during the years of violence in Guatemala -- she reflects upon the risks involved in the artist’s work, finally stating that, in fact, any Guatemalan is at risk in their quotidian lives.

Interview with Regina José Galindo (2010)

Interview with Reverend Billy (William Talen) and Savitri D. of the Church of Stop Shopping, conducted by Jill Lane 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

Interview with Reverend Billy and Savitri D (2007)

Interview with Richard Schechner, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?'.

Interview with Richard Schechner: What is Performance Studies? (2001)

Interview with Roberto Gutiérrez Varea and Violeta Luna of Secos y Mojados, conducted by Sarah Townsend 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

Biographies

Secos y Mojados is a Latino performance collective co-founded by Violeta Luna (Mexico), Víctor Cartagena (El Salvador), David Molina (Argelia/El Salvador) and its director, Roberto G. Varea (Argentina). The collective is based in San Francisco, California (USA).

Roberto Varea (director) was born in Argentina and lives in San Francisco, California, United States, since 1992. His work focuses on issues of performance and its relationship to state violence and resistance movements.

Violeta Luna is an actress and a performance artist. She obtained her graduate degree in Acting from the Centro Universitario de Teatro in Mexico City. Since 1998 she has been an associate artist of La Pocha Nostra under the direction of Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Her current work explores the relationship between theater, performance, and community engagement.

Interview with Roberto Gutiérrez Varea and Violeta Luna (2007)

In this interview, Rocío Boliver talks about her take on how her particular performance-related work makes a political intervention in the public sphere.

Interview with Rocío Boliver (2009)

In conjunction with Puerto Rican visual artist Antonio Martorell, she created the concept of Itinerant Performers (1987-1990) resulting in twelve productions. Published books include "Brincos y saltos: el juego como disciplina teatral" and "Historias para ser contadas, montaje de Rosa Luisa Márquez."

Interview with Rosa Luisa Márquez (2006)

In this interview, Richmond talks about the history of the AICH and the services the organization provides for the Native community in New York City.

Interview with Rosemary Richmond (2005)

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 how fear, interplaying with other emotions like anger and hope, is structurally used by different governments to shape politics of passions.

Interview with Rossana Reguillo (2011)

Interview with Rossana Reguillo, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?'

Interview with Rossana Reguillo: What is Performance Studies? (2011)

Interview with Rulan Tangen (Dancing Earth) and Leland Chapin (Los Colores Studio), conducted by Jennifer Cayer as a part of the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

Interview with Rulan Tangen & Leland Chapin (2007)

Three-session interview with Santiago García, theater director, theorist, playwright, and founder of renowned Colombian theater ensemble Teatro La Candelaria (www.teatrolacandelaria.org.co), conducted by Chicano theater scholar Alma Martinez

Interview with Santiago García (1999)

In this interview, Santiago García talks about his take on how his particular performance-related work makes a political intervention in the public sphere.

Interview with Santiago García (2009)

Interview with Sayuri Guzmán, conducted by Maja Horn 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

Interview with Sayuri Guzmán (2007)

This video documents an interview with Sheila Tousey, conducted by Diane Glancy as a part of a supplementary Native Theater Festival interview series.

Interview with Sheila Tousey (2007)

Interview with Soledad Falabella, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

Interview with Soledad Falabella: What is Performance Studies? (2011)

In this interview, Soni Moreno (Mayan/Apache/Yaqui) reflects on her earlier years as a performer, arriving in New York City, and finding the American Indian Community House(AICH). During this time she also met her singing partner, Pura Fe (Tuscarora), and started the group Ulali

Interview with Soni Moreno (2006)

Interview with Stella Giaquinto and Nora Mouriño of the Grupo de Teatro Catalinas Sur, conducted by Julieta Infantino as a part of the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

Interview with Stella Giaquinto & Nora Mouriño (2007)

Trained at London's Rose Bruford College, Steve Elm (Oneida) has appeared as an actor in film, television and on the stage.

Interview with Steve Elm (2005)

Interview with Sue-Ellen Case, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

Interview with Sue-Ellen Case: What is Performance Studies? (2010)

Interview with Suely Rolnik, conducted by Pablo Costa, during the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

Interview with Suely Rolnik (2009)

Interview with Susana Cook, conducted by Mila Aponte-González as a part of the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

Interview with Susana Cook (2007)

Interview with Tania Bruguera, conducted by José Muñoz, during the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia under the title Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.

Interview with Tania Bruguera (2009)

Interview with Tavia Nyong'o, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

Interview with Tavia Nyong'o: What is Performance Studies? (2007)

In this interview, Teddy Cruz talks about his take on how his particular performance-related work makes a political intervention in the public sphere.

Interview with Teddy Cruz (2009)

In this interview, the artist talks about her coined term "artista del escenario" or "stage artist"( vis-à-vis "perfomer," "actress" or "dancer") in the light of her multifaceted training and artistic trajectory.

Interview with Teresa Hernández (2006)

Interview with Teresa Ralli, founding member of Grupo Cultural Yuyahckani, conducted by Diana Taylor in the context of the first Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2000.

Interview with Teresa Ralli (2000)

In December of 2007, as part of its Native Theater Festival, the Public Theater brought Native theater professionals from around the U.S. and Canada to New York City for a series of readings and discussions.

Interview with Terry Gomez (2007)

Interview with Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, conducted by Sean Cook for the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

Interview with Tomás Ybarra-Frausto (2002)

Interview with Tracy Davis, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?'

Interview with Tracy Davis: What is Performance Studies? (2007)

In this interview, Hernández narrates her experiences as a theater actress with renowned theater ensembles such as La Candelaria, Teatro Experimental de Cali (TEC), Teatro Popular de Bogotá (TPB), and the Teatro Nacional, as well as her trajectory as an actress for TV and film.

Interview with Vicky Hernández (1999)

Interview with Vicky Holt Takamine and Jamaica Osorio, conducted by Diana Taylor, during the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia

Interview with Vicky Holt Takamine and Jamaica Osorio (2009)

In this interview, conducted at the Hemispheric Institute's 5th Encuentrom Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2005, Takamine talks about how hula dance has served as a tool for transmission of native Hawaiian traditions, as a mode of resistance against colonialism, and as a site for the discussion of issues of intangible cultural heritage.

Interview with Vicky Takamine (2005)

This video, Interview with Victoria Kneubuhl, supplements the 2008 festival records, as a part of an interview series conducted by Tom Pearson.Victoria Nakani Kneubuhl (Native Hawaiian/Samoan) is a Honolulu playwright and author.

Interview with Victoria Kneubuhl (2008)

Interview with Viveca Vázquez, conducted by Beliza Torres as a part of the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

Interview with Viveca Vázquez (2007)

Interview with Vivian Martínez Tabares, conducted by Mila Aponte-González, during the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia.

Interview with Vivian Martínez Tabares (2009)

Interview with W. B. Worthen, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

Interview with W. B. Worthen: What is Performance Studies? (2007)

This video documents an interview with William S. Yellow Robe, Jr., conducted by Hanay Geiogamah as a part of a supplementary Native Theater Festival interview series.

Interview with William S. Yellow Robe Jr. (2007)

Synopsis: Interview with Ana Correa and Teresa Ralli, members of Peruvian theater ensemble Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, conducted by sociologist and Dean of the Universidad Católica's School of Communication Arts and Sciences, Luis Peirano, for Peru's TV Channel 7 show 'Memoria del Teatro.'

Interview with Yuyachkani-Memory of the Theater (2001)

This video documents an interview with Yvette Nolan, conducted by Randy Reinholz as a part of a supplementary Native Theater Festival interview series.

Interview with Yvette Nolan (2007)

This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?'

Interview with Zeca Ligiéro: What is Performance Studies? (2011)