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New War, New War (2002)
  • Title: New War, New War
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:29:24
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Date: 7 Jul 2002
  • Location: Performed in Lima, Peru, on July 7, 2002, as part of the Third Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar entitled Globalization, Migration and the Public Sphere.
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Jesusa Rodríguez, protagonist, Regina Orozco; Liliana Felipe, musician.
  • Credits: Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, producer ; Jesusa Rodríguez, creator, writer ; Liliana Felipe, creator, writer ; Regina Orozco, creator ; Raúl Gallegos, videographer; Nadia Baram, videographer.

New War, New War (2002)

Video documentation of Jesusa Rodríguez, Liliana Felipe and Regina Orozco's "New War, New War" presented as part of the 3rd Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2002 in Lima, Peru under the title "Globalization, Migration and the Public Sphere." In this farcical, multimedia political cabaret/musical theater production, Rodríguez, Felipe and Orozco ask whether humor can elucidate politics in times of crisis and war. The piece was written in particular response to the U.S. "war on terror" and the build-up to what we now know of the Iraq war of 2003. This performance brigs to the forefront a reflection on six aspects of the War on Terror: the destruction of a cosmic order; a fourth world war in a neo-prehistoric era; a political war in the global village; a genetic revolution; a gender war; and a cultural war. The performance combines multi-media sets with traditional opera from Orozco, music from Felipe and political satire from Rodríguez.

See related interview: New War, New War: Jesusa Rodríguez sobre política, placer y performance.