Jim Calder & Sigfrido Aguilar: The Alamo Piece

Video documentation of Jim Calder and Sigfrido Aguilars performance The Alamo Piece presented as part of 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. The Alamo Piece is a story of hope, history, NAFTA and the transformation of the US-Mexico border. The piece is an energized trip of the imaginary about the poetry and the people of the borderlands.


Performance artist, Jim Calder, has toured both solo and company productions throughout the United States and Europe. In New York City his work has been seen at Performance Space 122, the Kitchen, Theater for the New City, and INTAR. He is co-recipient of the Rockefeller's U.S. - Mexico Fund for Culture with Sigfrido Aguilar. Jim is an instructor and director at the New York University Graduate Acting Program and has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sigfrido Aguilar has worked internationally as a one-person performance artist and also with the Comedic Pantomime Theater Company. Aguilar is the founder and director of the first school of miming, clowning and movement in Mexico.


Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/7d7wm3bh

Additional Info

  • Título: The Alamo Piece
  • Propiedades: video (HIDVL)
  • Duración: 01:27:36
  • Idioma: inglés, español
  • Fecha de presentación: June 2001
  • Location: Performed at Teatro de la Ciudad in Monterrey, Mexico, in June 2001, as part of the Second Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar entitled Memory, Atrocity and Resistance.
  • Reparto/interpretes: Jim Calder, Sigfrido Aguilar.
  • Créditos: Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, producer ; Jim Calder, creator, writer, director ; Sigfrido Aguilar, creator, writer ; Bárbara Pollit, mask-maker ; Nadia Baram, videographer.