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Cuadernos

What is a cuaderno?
Web cuadernos are on-line curations of multi-media materials focused on particular topics and/or bodies of work relating to performance and politics in the Americas. They contain combinations of photos, videos, texts,hyperlinks, bibliographies, and audio recordings, each piece gathered to explore a specific topic. The collections are based on a loose scaffolding or outline designed to make connections between disciplines, to serve as a research resource for artists and scholars, and to solicit exchange and additional materials. Each cuaderno is a work in progress. We invite our on-line community to add to our existing cuadernos by suggesting hyperlinks and/or original materials. We also invite you to build your own web cuaderno and submit it to our site, to be archived in our collection, and highlighted in our newsletter.

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Intangible Heritage: Day of the Dead: by participants of the CRIM Conference 2003

Day of the Dead

This site is the result of the one-week conference on Intagible Heritage at CRIM (Cuernavaca, México, 2003), where a group of students and faculty worked as a team to explore the Day of the Dead tradition. By looking at the Day of the Dead celebration as a performance, the group examined the ways in which cultural memory is transmitted through social practices, customs, actions, and rituals.


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Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani: by Gisela Cardenas

Performance and Poltics in Peru

Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani is an activist theater group, with a 30 year history of performing in reaction to, and in defiance of politics in Peru. In this web cuaderno, we have gathered a myriad of materials linking the work of this important theater group to the political and social history of Peru.
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DanzAbierta: by Shanna Lorenz
Marianela Boán and DanzAbierta: Cuban dancer, choreographer and performer, Boán worked fifteen years with for Contemporary Dance of Cuba where she created a number of works that toured in more than forty countries. In 1988, Boán founded DanzAbierta where she began to mix different theater and dance styles, while working through harsh contemporary conflicts. She uses a language that breaks with the limits of pure movement, reaching out to other forms of artistic expression such as theater, visual arts, music and song... always demanding from the dancers the full development of all expressive channels. She calls her style "polluted dance."
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Architecture and Performance:Plaza Italia in Santiago of Chile by Rodrigo Tisi
Plaza Baquedano, known as La Plaza Italia de Santiago, is the belly button of the Chilean capital. Santiaguinos talk about it as much as they can. This is the place where La Alameda, Providencia and VicuÒa Mackenna get together, as well as Bustamante Park, Forestal Park, AmÈricas Park, RamÛn Carnicer, PÌo Nono and Merced, San CristÛbal hill and the Mapocho river. The site is a node, a true center of encounters in the urban environment of the city of Santiago.
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Holy Terrors:Latin American Women Perform by Diana Taylor and Alexei Taylor
The Holy Terrors website brings together materials on some of the foremost female artists in Latin America-- Jesusa Rodriguez, Denise Stoklos, Astrid Hadad, Teatro La Mascara, Diana Raznovich, Teresa Ralli and others. It is designed to augment and constantly update the book, Holy Terrors: Latin American Women Perform (Durham: Duke University Press, 2003).  Here we provide an ever-expanding archive of visual materials (such as videos, slide shows, photos), performance texts, interviews, scholarly essays, bibliographies and related links concerning the artists in the volume, as well as others.
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Los Rumbos de la Rumba: World Map by Berta Jottar
This cuaderno focuses on rumba as a cartography of the Diaspora. Rumba is a transitory space, an international, transnational and post-national site in the making and unmaking of itself, in its performance. The geography of this site is the rumbos de la rumba, its different routes, directions, estadias in one locale and another, simultaneously when rumba is performed and fragmented by its relationship to location; once rumba is within and outside the barrio, solar, hood, ethnic group, place of origin and beyond. Rumba is its migratory condition. This world map is a world view that understand movement and sound as its epistemology. This site is the compilation of rumbas beyond place in the constant making and unmaking of place, nation and narration.
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H.I.J.O.S. : by Jennifer Kaplan
In this web cuaderno, which we hope will be the first of several on the performance of political protest, we have collected materials on HIJOSí strategies, philosophies, and practices of resistance and activism, placing them in a context of political performance in Argentinaís history which began with the coup and continued with the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo.

En este cuaderno, que esperamos sea el primero de varios sobre el performance de la protesta politica, hemos reunido materiales sobre las estrategias, filosofias, y practicas de resistencia y activismo de HIJOS, situandolos en un contexto de actuacion politica en la historia de Argentina, que comenzó con el golpe de estado y continuó con las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo.
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