Panel: "Performing Across the Americas: The State of Transnational Touring in the Arts"
Fri, April 25, 2014 • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM • WIN 2.112
The Performance as Public Practice Program and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) welcome an international panel of performance curators and organizers to discuss the state of transnational touring between the United States and Latin America, as well as within Latin America.
• Elizabeth Doud (U.S.), director, Performing Americas program, a U.S.-based alliance of performance curators from the U.S. and Latin America and a program of the National Performance Network;
• Fernando Umaña (El Salvador), performance curator affiliated with La Red (La Red de Promotores Culturales de Latinoamérica y El Caribe), an alliance of performance curators in Latin America and the Caribbean, and member of a generation of radical theater makers who were instrumental in revolutionary theater activities in pre–civil war El Salvador;
• Gustavo Uano (Argentina), performance curator affiliated with La Red; independent producer promoting national funding of the arts in Argentina, considered integral part of making artistic exchanges happen in his region;
• Joe Randel (U.S.), director, Texas Performing Arts’ ArtesAméricas program.
For more than a decade, the Performing Americas program has been actively involved in supporting production exchanges between the U.S. and Latin America in response to declining support from philanthropies and the U.S. government. During much of that time, Texas Peforming Arts’ ArtesAméricas program has been doing this work as an arts-presenting organization. While the National Endowment for the Arts' reintroduction of the "Southern Exposure" granting program in 2011 represents a recent national effort to forge cultural exchanges with Latin America, many artists and arts presenters are still looking for longer-term methods of cultural exchange. Presenters will discuss the distinct systems of cultural patronage support across the Americas, as well as their shared efforts to create and support ethical transnational touring networks.
For more information, contact Paul Bonin Rodriguez.