La Pocha Nostra: Mapa/Corpo 2




Mapa/Corpo 2: Interactive Rituals for the New Millenium

Poetic interactive ritual that explores neo- colonization/de-colonization through acupuncture and the reenactment of the post-9/11 "body politic."


In 1993, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Roberto Sifuentes, and Nola Mariano founded La Pocha Nostra in Los Angeles, California. In 1995, La Pocha Nostra moved to San Francisco's Mission District, where it has been based for the last twelve years. Projects range from performance solos and duets to large-scale performance installations using video, photography, audio, and cyber-art.

Guillermo Gómez-Peña is a performance artist/writer and artistic director of La Pocha Nostra. His pioneering work explores cross-cultural issues, immigration, the politics of language, "extreme culture" and new technologies.

Roberto Sifuentes is an interdisciplinary performance artist from Los Angeles, California and a founding member of La Pocha Nostra.

María Estrada is a performance artist and dancer from Barranquilla, Colombia, now living in Bogotá, where she studies art and psychology at the Universidad de los Andes.

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