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Essays / Ensayos / Ensaios

Performance and Mayan Identity on the Yucatan Peninsula
Tamara Underiner

Black Indians and Savage Christians
Sarah Jo Townsend

La historia de "Benetton contra los mapuches"
Claudia Briones & Ana Ramos

"Cistemaw iyiniw ohci," A Performance by Cheryl L'Hirondelle
Candice Hopkins

A identidade do Amazonas expressa no folclore do Boi-Bumbá
Erick Bessa Pinheiro

Short Articles / Artículos Breves / Artigos Curtos

Bolivia's Indians Confront Globalization
John Mohawk

South Dakota is the Mississippi of the North
Luke Warm Water

Excerpt from Powwow
George Horse Capture

Casino Nation
Terry Jones

Dana Claxton
Kristin Dowell

Op-Ed: Commercialism and Native Art

Multimedia Presentations

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Humor / Humor / Humor

e-Gallery / e-Galería / e-Galeria

Reviews / Reseñas / Resenhas

News and Events / Noticias y Eventos / Notícias e Eventos

Activism / Activismo / Ativismo

Links / Enlaces / Links

About Us

The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics is a consortium of institutions, artists, scholars, and activists dedicated to exploring the relationship between expressive behavior (broadly construed as performance) and social and political life in the Americas. By 'performance,' we refer to the many practices and events—dance, theatre, ritual and religious practice, political rallies, funerals—that involve theatrical, rehearsed, or conventional/event-appropriate behavior.

In addition to textual archives, the Institute draws from 'live' practices and visual media (e.g., video, photographs) to explore the ways in which embodied behaviors participate in the transmission of cultural knowledge and social memory and intervene in the struggle for social justice.

Site credits:
Web design and development: Alexis Lloyd
Managing Editor: Marcela A. Fuentes

Special thanks to: Amanda Weeden and Wilson Loria; and to the contributing editors, Ricardo Dominguez (activism), Hermann Herlinghaus (books) and Tanya Calamoneri (funding resources)