Category Archives: ANTHROPOLOGY

Surrendra Santoki on National Identity


Who Am I (Words of Alan Watts)

Rage Against the Machine

Anna Deavere Smith

Conversations with Studs Terkel

Body Ritual Among the Nacirema

Interesting read on the Native American “Nacirema.” Here is the PDF version.

So What is or who are Nacirema?

It depends…

A video by NAT GEO ADVENTURE explains one concept

Welcome to the land of Nacirema

The official blog for Nacirema, A multimedia, theatrical performance and experience that will be featured as one of the “Artistic Blind Dates” award recipients through the Source Theatre Festival 2011. Developed and written by Tewodross Melchishua (Filmmaker/Visual Artist), Debbi Arseneaux (Performer) and Martín Gendelman (Musician).

Nacirema is about identity, culture and control, set in a alternative society that is intent on maintaining all levels of control and thought. It is a visual folktale told from the perspective of a young female artist, and incorporates performance with music, visuals, and dance to weave a narrative that encourages the audience to not only participate, but to consider the reality of being a “citizen” and a member of the larger society.

This project is kindly funded through a grant by the Source Theatre/Cultural Development Corporation.