Photo Essays

Theatre Practices (Puerto Rico)

Photos and Video by Daphnie Sicre and Christina Rodriguez

In the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, questions about drama and aesthetic practices in educational and applied theater were raised. Students engaged in ten intensive days of learning, creating and sharing the arts with those within the community. They developed a new vocabulary for physical theater or mask making. They learned to move their bodies and create living art. They shared themselves with the community who had so graciously opened their arms to them and shared their knowledge of Puerto Rican theater and art. Students attended class, special workshops, museums, concerts and performances on a daily basis. Political differences aside, art was not only being created but also shared and embedded within the Puerto Rican culture, these NYU students experienced ten days they will never forget.