Si el grano no muere... (1992) Photo/Foto: HIDVL
  • Title: Si el grano no muere...
  • Alternate Title: If A Grain Does Not Die
  • Holdings: program, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:31:35
  • Language: English, Spanish, Spanglish
  • Date: 1992
  • Location: Filmed at the MIT Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Type-Format: performance, rehearsal
  • Cast: Flavia Back, Elien Cabara, Santos Cabrera, Yanahira Cabrera, Dilia Díaz, Evaristo González, Antonieta Gimeno, Joaquín Font, Monica Gupta, Roger Huang, Marcelo Juica, Jonathan Lee, Marlén Lugo, Luis Meléndez, Yolanda Meléndez, Mirna Merced, Bronwyn Mills, Jean Minuchin, Larry Murrill, José Palacios, Reginald Parker, Sonia Tena, Laurie Prendergast, Carlos Vega-Soto, Jorge Arce (musician), Héctor Cancel (musician).
  • Credits: MIT Office of the Arts, producer ; Rosa Luisa Márquez, producer, director ; Antonio Martorell, director ; staged at the MIT Museum ; Joaquín Font, videographer ; Miguel Villafañe, photographer ; Moms Kitchen (Mom & Mark), 'World Stew' chefs ; Julia Soyer, Julie Landholt, ushers ; Rosa Luisa Márquez, Antonio Martorell, Maureen Costello, introducers ; space transformed by the cast.

Si el grano no muere... (1992)

Dress rehearsal for the performance Si el grano no muere... directed by Rosa Luisa Márquez and Antonio Martorell in the context of their 10-day residency at MIT in 1992. Involving MIT students, high school students and members of the Latino communities in Boston and Cambridge, and featuring metaphorical references to "grains," with sets made of corn tortilla, bread, pasta, rice, and other disposable materials, the performance addresses issues of food and shelter that are of social and political concern to the community. The resulting multicultural, multilingual performance involves the audience in a "cultural pot luck," a communal "voyage of discovery."

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