Reverend Billy and the Church of Earth-a-lujah

Bill Talen, conocido como “Reverendo Billy,” es un calvinista holandés-estadounidense nacido en Minnesota. Se trata de un actor que se trasladó a Nueva York desde San Francisco a finales de 1990, en donde creó un personaje que híbrido entre predicador de la calle y tele-evangelista llamado El Reverendo Billy. Después de un taller con los estudiantes del curso “Diálogos Hemisféricos”, Bill presentó una ponencia y un performance en inglés titulado Reverend Billy and the Church of Earth-a-lujah en el Centro Hemisférico en FOMMA el 4 de agosto de 2011. Su presentación incluyó un mensaje anecdótico donde el reverendo narra su visita a la iglesia de San Juan Chamula.

 

Bill Talen, known publicly as “Reverend Billy,” is a Dutch-American Calvinist who was born in Minnesota. He moved to New York from San Francisco at the end of the 1990s, where he created a public persona that was a hybrid street preacher and televangelist named the Reverend Billy. After conducting a workshop with the students involved in “Hemispheric Dialogues,” Bill presented a lecture and a performance entitled “Reverend Billy and the Church of Earth-a-lujah” in Centro Hemisférico on August 4, 2011. His presentation included an anecdotal aside wherein the reverend narrated his visit to the church of San Juan Chamula in Chiapas. 

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Arte Acción is an interdisciplinary platform located in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas that focuses on developing public performance programming and linking different social groups together in order to promote diverse forms of human development through diverse, continual activities geared towards increasing public awareness, personal reflection and the creation of artistic and political projects. It is a platform first developed with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in collaboration with Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA), a theatre troupe of indigenous women. Arte Acción, encompasses public lectures, roundtables, performances, public actions and projections seeking to promote, present and archive performative practices as a social, cultural and political in it's collaboration and research with local, national, and international communities.