Summer Institute

Hemispheric Institute Seminar and Festival

July 5-13, 2002 - Lima, Peru



NEW YORK UNIVERSITY will offer the Hemispheric Institute Seminar for course credit. This option is available to both NYU and non-NYU students. You should apply through NYU Summer Programs on-line:

This course offers students the opportunity to work with some of the most outstanding scholars and artists in the Americas on the topic "Globalization, Migration, and the Public Sphere" for a two week, intensive seminar in Peru. The seminar is comprised of daily workshops, mini scholarly seminars, theatre, installations, and performances, working groups and round-table discussions. Students will engage in collaborative projects with other students in the Americas-including Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Cuba-and present a work-in-progress presentation as a final assignment. These projects can be a written paper, a performance, or a joint presentation on collaborative work. Workshops in the past have included masking, performing with objects, performance as activism, indigenous performance traditions, dance from various parts of the Americas (i.e. Afro-Cuban, Samba) and web technologies for art, activism, and education. Mini seminars focus on comparatist themes in the Americas: performance theory, feminist and gay/lesbian performance, ethnic performance, art and activism, and other topics of hemispheric importance. Nightly performances feature major artists.There is a $250 materials fee for the course in addition to New York University's tuition. For an additional fee of $500, students have the option of participating in a three-day festival of masked performance in the Andean town of Paucartambo following the seminar.


H42.1500 Undergraduate students

H42.2500 Graduate students