Ah Mén (2004) Photo/Foto: Ricardo Alcaraz
  • Title: Ah-mén
  • Alternate Title: Ahmén
  • Holdings: photo gallery, script, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:19:38
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: May 2004
  • Location: Performed in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Type-Format: play, performance, cartoon
  • Cast: Javier Cardona, Eduardo Alegría, José R. ('Pepe') Álvarez (dancer), Yamil Collazo, Lidy Paoli López, Jesús Miranda.
  • Credits: Javier Cardona, writer, producer, director, choreographer, photographs ; Taller de Otra Cosa, Inc., producer ; Miguel Villafañe, Ricardo Alcaraz, photographs ; Gisela Rosario, Miguel Villafañe, video ; Beliza Torres Narváez, production assistant ; Gisela Rosario, stage manager ; Checo Cuevas, lighting design ; Tamara Walker, lighting assistant ; David Rubio, sound editing ; Javier Cardona, Letty Osorio, costumes.

Ah Mén (2004)

Javier Cardona's dance/theater piece Ah mén, created in 2004, is an exploration of masculinity as a social construct. Through the recreation of visual, verbal and bodily texts, six dancer/actors perform the intricate networks of prescription, transmission and enforcement of normative masculinity as maintained by social institutions such as family, church, school and the state. By rendering evident the dynamics of power and violence linked to notions and expectations of masculinity in our collective unconscious, the performers provoke the audience to re-think our preconceptions of what means to "be a man."


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