Presentation | "Primero sueño: Staging the Impossible," by Jesusa Rodríguez

Thursday, April 16, 2015
7 pm

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a prodigious woman born in the 17th century, spends her whole life preparing for one night of waking dreams. In a single magnificent night, she writes her master literary work, a baroque poem titled Primero Sueño. Jesusa Rodríguez, an ordinary woman in the 21st century, tries to imagine what that night must have been like for Sor Juana. She takes 12 years to memorize the poem and transfer it to the stage. What did Sor Juana accomplish that night? How does an artist approach the staging of something impossible? Can the experience be transmitted to an audience? Does it make sense to attempt such a wild feat? 

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Co-organized with the Creative Writing in Spanish Program at NYU.

The presentation was in Spanish, followed by a Q&A and reception 

Jesusa Rodríguez is Mexico’s leading cabaret and political performance artist. For many years, she ran the famous Teatro Bar El Hábito in Mexico City with her wife Liliana Felipe and now directs an artistic-activist project called Resistencia Creativa. She is the recipient of an Obie Award and was the first artist named Senior Fellow of the Hemispheric Institute.

NYU Department of Performance Studies
The Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, Room 612
New York, NY 10003 (Haga click para ver el mapa)