first annual seminar was a two-week event that featured daily workshops,
mini-seminars, mini-panels, performances and video screenings. A
mid-seminar interdisciplinary conference highlighted scholarly
work on related topics.
three day conference included presentations by scholars and graduate
students on topics such as: "performance, politics, and globalization;"
"performance and social space;" and "performance
Institute directors: Zeca Ligiéro, Diana Taylor, Javier Serna,
y Luiz Peirano (not shown)
workshops were offered each morning featuring Afro-Brazilian dance, Centro
de Teatro do Oprimido com Augusto Boal, Grupo Arte Callejero, and performance
workshops with Richard Schechner and the Peruvian theater group, Yuyachkani.
a selection of performances were presented in coherence with the themes
discussed throughout the seminar. Performers included
e Sifuentes (Mexterminator), Denise Stoklos (Vozes
Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani (Antigona), among many other Brazilian
and international artists.
screenings also provided a rich look at various American cultural phenomena.
Most screenings were of shorts and documentaries with a lecture provided
by noted Brazilian film scholar, Robert Stam (NYU).
and lectures were given during the two-week seminar. They were informal
presentations and discussions on topics related to performance and
Such topics included, "gender, sexuality and performance," "theater
and community," and "race and popular performance."
Director: Miguel Rubio Zapata