The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics held its 4th Annual Encuentro entitled "Spectacles of Religiosities" in New York City from July 11-19, 2003. New York University and Tisch School of the Arts hosted the seminar.

The encuentros are an intensive nine-day exploration of the relation between performance and politics in the Américas, featuring lectures, performance workshops, participant mini-seminars, and performances. They seek to bring together students, scholars, artists and activists to develop models of intellectual and artistic inquiry that are specially suited to the study of social and political formations in the Américas.

The encuentros explore the potential offered by the emerging inter-disciplinary field of Performance Studies to provide new means through which to understand the relation between expressive culture (broadly construed as performance) and political movements, identities, and social norms. The encuentros curriculum draw on the combined expertise of leading faculty and artists trained in performance and cultural studies from throughout the Americas.


Why Spectacles of Religiosities?



Work Groups (including papers)

Summer Course Information