Two Psycho-Magic Actions Against Violence - A Ritual Performance
by touring company

Nov. 19 - Nov. 20, 2016

(via Jump-Start Performance Company)This hybrid performance by La Pocha Nostra (Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Balitronica Gomez and Saul Garcia Lopez) is a ritual action, participatory performance involving Xochipilli the Corn God, a human body, an acupuncturist and live spoken word interventions. The live actions re-imagine a new political iconography aiming to reconfigure the dreams and nightmares of our current times. The daring shamanic and psychomagic actions call for the reinvention of identity and draft a new collective territory for “artivism”. This performance is considered a ritual of social transformation.

As in most Pocha Nostra events, audience members are invited by the artists to participate in this bizarre experiment and to help the performers transform the images live. La Pocha Nostra, “the most influential performance troupe of the last 10 years” (El País, newspaper) is known for its radical and interactive performances dealing with issues that equate the human body with the political body and frontally address complex issues surrounding gender & ethnic identities, migration, the politics of new technologies and language.


Feature by Marisela Barrera in the Rivard Repoert, November 18, 2016



[photos via Jump-Start Performance Company]

Two Psycho-Magic Actions Against Violence - A Ritual Performance
by Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Balitronica Gomez, Saul Garcia Lopez
touring company

November 19 - November 20, 2016
Palmetto Center for the Arts at Northwest Vista College
3535 North Ellison Drive
San Antonio, TX, 78251

Guillermo Gomez-Peña and his close collaborators from the legendary troupe La Pocha Nostra perform on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20th at Northwest Vista College, at 8 p.m.

$5 at the door / Reservations not required