308 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.7 in
May 26, 2000
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0415182379
ISBN - 13: 9780415182379
About the Book
This anthology of GA3mez-PeAa's performance chronicles, diary entries, poems, essays, and texts, sheds an extraordinary light on the life and work of this migrant provocateur.
From the Publisher
This anthology of Gómez-Peña's performance chronicles, diary entries, poems, essays, and texts, sheds an extraordinary light on the life and work of this migrant provocateur.
From Our Editors
enjoy a strange relationship with the rest of North America. Guillermo Gomez-Pena examines his
heritage in Dangerous Border Crossers: The Artist Talks Back. Gomez-Pena writes in Spanish and
English as he reflects on a series of Mexican and Chicano communities. It
contains a series of poems, chronicles, essays, radio scripts and reflections
in which Gomez-Pena tackles such
subjects as Mexican-American politics, culture and identity. Gomez-Pena speaks up for minorities in
a convincing and humorous manner, as he shows readers the lifestyles of
different Mexican communities.
"Another valuable addition to the literature on world drama and performance.."-"Choice E.C. Ramirez, St. Philip's College, February 2001 ..."this book is recommended for collections supporting Chicana/Chicano topics, theater and drama, and performance art. All levels.."-"Choice E.C. Ramirez, St. Philip's College, February 2001 "Add[s] to the much-needed recent surge of publications on performance art. Recommended for academic and other libraries with specialized collections in contemporary art, theater, or Latin culture."-"Library Journal "Gomez-Pena celebrates hybridity, borderless frontiers, interdisciplinary art forms, linguistic amalgrams, cultural collusions--virtually everything that partakes of "betweenness," especially the image of the Chicano cyborg, half human-half machine. So it shouldn't surprise that the author's fifth book confounds definition, fusing performance theory with performance diaries, conversations, essays, scripts, commentaries for NPR, travelogues, anecdotes and photographs of "living dioramas...." A cross between Oscar Wilde and Lenny Bruce, witty and gritty and brilliant, Gomez-Pena stretches language to the breaking point, coining words and code shifting at will... Anyone interested in contemporary performance theory should read this book. For the rest of us, it is a cultural roller-coaster ride with decidedly satirical seat belts.."-"Publishers Weekly "On the experimental front, this volume celebrates hybridity, borderless frontiers, interdiscip