Performing History: Bailes as Storytelling

Photo by Maria Smith. In mid-September I was drawn away from my lab work by the sounds of traditional Andean Huayno music to the plaza of Hualla, Peru, where I am staying during an archaeological field expedition. The pueblo of Hualla is a small town tucked in the...

The Paracas Textile

Can a cloak tell a story? Yes, and this one tells a story unlike any other. This is an Andean mantle, or cloak, made of cotton and camelid fibers. It was found in Paracas, Peru, for which it was named “The Paracas Textile.” This name often confuses it with...

Girls Undercover: Manuela S√°enz

  Name: Manuela S√°enz Occupation: Revolutionary, war hero, spy Location: Quito, Ecuador, 1797-1856 As seen in: the novels Our Lives are the Rivers, by Jaime Manrique, and Manuela, by Gregroy Kaufmann, the opera Manuela y Bolivar, by Diego Luzuriaga, the film...

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