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Teatro Campesino (Organization)

Overview
Works: 123 works in 273 publications in 3 languages and 3,790 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Folklore  Animated films  Music  Drama  Legends  Religious films  Nonfiction films  History  Poetry 
Roles: Performer, Producer
Classifications: PS3572.A387, 812.54
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Most widely held works about Teatro Campesino (Organization)
 
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Luis Valdez--early works : Actos, Bernabé, and Pensamiento serpentino by Luis Valdez( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of plays and a narrative poem by Luis Valdez
Popol vuh( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An animated film which uses original images drawn by the Quiche Maya Indians in the seventh century on funerary pottery to illustrate the Popol vuh, which is the sacred book of the Maya and includes their creation story and birth of the hero twins
Rolas de Aztlán : songs of the Chicano movement( Recording )

5 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actos by Luis Valdez( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in Spanish and English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popol vuh : sacred book of the Quiché Maya( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the creation myth of the Quiché Maya of ancient Guatemala. Gives life to the mystic history and art of the Maya, using animated drawings taken directly from classic Maya pottery
La Pastorela = The shepherds' tale( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in and around San Juan Bautista Mission, La Pastorela is a musical retelling of the shepherds' journey to Bethlehem to see the Christ Child. We see the play through the eyes of a young Chicana. In her surrealistic dream, she makes the journey with the shepherds
I am Joaquin( Visual )

24 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the Chicano poem of the same title by Corky Gonzales about the Mexican-American experience from Cortes to the 20th century farm workers' struggle, emphasizing the problems of suppressed Mexicans
Los vendidos by Luis Valdez( Visual )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction about the Teatro Campesino and its purpose is followed by a play dramatizing stereotypes and feelings of Mexican Americans in the United States
Actos y el Teatro Campesino by Luis Valdez( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in Spanish and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Teatro Campesino by Teatro Campesino (Organization)( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bilingual examination of the history and contributions of El Teatro Campesino
El corrido( Visual )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story in song and dance, parallels a Mexican bracero's illegal entry into the United States until his death in the slums of a barrio
Corridos! : Tales of passion and revolution by Ildefonso Méndez Martínez( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the influence of Corridos, Mexican and Mexican American ballads, which celebrate popular heroes and folk tales and provide a sense of history and standards of public morality. Includes performances of Corridos in a program originally produced for stage, with historical and critical commentary between performances
El Teatro notes : the quarterly newsletter of El Teatro Campesino( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El teatro : el Teatro Campesino newsletter( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Virgen del Tepeyac by Teatro Campesino (Organization)( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La pastorela( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino was initially the cultural wing of the United Farm Workers union in California's central valley. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their actos in the fields, agitprop improvisations communicated eloquently with the workers, who could neither read nor write, but recognized themselves and their values in the actos. By 1970 ETC had gained an international reputation, with major contributions to Chicano culture in the U.S. and to the development and expansion of the boundaries of theater everywhere. Theirs is a popular theater rooted in the American streets, early California history, Mayan/Aztec mythology and Mexican folklore and spiritualism, all geared toward expression of social, political and cultural perceptions. This video documents the piece La Pastorela, which is performed biannually by El Teatro Campesino during the Christmas holidays, alternating with La Virgen del Tepeyac, in the historic Mission of San Juan Bautista, established in 1797. Pastorelas, or Shepherds Plays, originated in medieval Europe as religious dramas and were later brought to the new world and Alta California by the Spanish missionaries. La Pastorela recreates the long trek of those first pastores to the holy site of the Nativity. This adaptation of La Pastorela was originally created in 1975, under the direction of Luis Valdez, based on a traditional version from San Luis Potosi in Mexico. The Lucifer character of Luzbel and his demons attempt to thwart the shepherds from reaching Bethlehem and the Holy Manger. However, in a dynamic clash of good against evil, San Miguel, the Archangel, and an army of angels overpower the demonic powers of Luzbel and the shepherds are at last free to complete their journey. This particular production, staged in 1995 by Kinan Valdez, is a youthful and vibrant reincarnation of this ETC popular classic
Solidarity por vida( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino was initially the cultural wing of the United Farm Workers union in California's central valley. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their actos in the fields, agitprop improvisations communicated eloquently with the workers, who could neither read nor write, but recognized themselves and their values in the actos. By 1970 ETC had gained an international reputation, with major contributions to Chicano culture in the U.S. and to the development and expansion of the boundaries of theater everywhere. Theirs is a popular theater rooted in the American streets, early California history, Mayan/Aztec mythology and Mexican folklore and spiritualism, all geared toward expression of social, political and cultural perceptions. This video documents their piece Solidarity por Vida. Like Power to the People, this piece takes after the original ETC tradition of performing actos in the fields of Delano, California during the farmworkers strikes during the 1960s. It represents ETCs newer generations interpretation of the acto style and was created through the structured writing of Kinan Valdez and Luis Juarez in addition to improvisational methods involving the cast. Solidarity por Vida deals with issues of migration, border crossing and the militarization of the Mexican-American border (particularly in Arizona) during the beginning of 2001. The plays theme would prove to be prophetic, having been written before the issue garnered major media attention in 2006. This production was performed outdoors in San Isidro, Mexico on the border of San Diego, California in April 2001, in the context of a day-long program of political performance that brought together multiple performance groups including ETC
La carpa de los Rasquachis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino was initially the cultural wing of the United Farm Workers union in California's central valley. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their actos in the fields, agitprop improvisations communicated eloquently with the workers, who could neither read nor write, but recognized themselves and their values in the actos. By 1970 ETC had gained an international reputation, with major contributions to Chicano culture in the U.S. and to the development and expansion of the boundaries of theater everywhere. Theirs is a popular theater rooted in the American streets, early California history, Mayan/Aztec mythology and Mexican folklore and spiritualism, all geared toward expression of social, political and cultural perceptions. La Carpa de los Rasquachis was originally produced in 1974, and underwent several revisions until 1976, when it was locked into the definitive version seen in this revival performed by a new generation of ETC actors more than twenty years after its premiere. The carpa (itinerant tent show) presents the epic life story of the farmworker in America. Told through the struggles, frustrations and ultimate victory of a single Chicano, the Rasquachi saga (working-class, underdog) comes alive in corridos (Mexica ballads) that tell of lifes tragedies with an ironic, rollicking earthy good humor. The story follows Jesus Pelado Rasquachi, leaving his own mother and brother in Mexico as he heads for the United States, in hopes of getting rich as a bracero. Misfortune and fate, however, stalks his every footstep, in the guise of El Diablo and La Calavera. Tricked and betrayed at every turn, Jesus Pelado becomes a pathetic comic figure in the hands of the growers, contractors, bar owners, and social workers, and ultimately, the undertaker
The four roads( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino was initially the cultural wing of the United Farm Workers union in California's central valley. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their actos in the fields, agitprop improvisations communicated eloquently with the workers, who could neither read nor write, but recognized themselves and their values in the actos. By 1970 ETC had gained an international reputation, with major contributions to Chicano culture in the U.S. and to the development and expansion of the boundaries of theater everywhere. Theirs is a popular theater rooted in the American streets, early California history, Mayan/Aztec mythology and Mexican folklore and spiritualism, all geared toward expression of social, political and cultural perceptions. Valdez believes in a total theaterone where an elevation of sensation is achieved through a trinity of music, dance and drama to stimulate a New American Audience, a celebration of cultural diversity. The Four Roads is a documentary celebrating El Teatro Campesinos 25th anniversary. A retrospective showcasing the groups broad spectrum of theater projects, it contains a rich array of archival footage and interviews. The documentary is organized by the Mayan myth of the Four Roadscentral to ETCs philosophy and aesthetichere presented as the four roads of creation: the Road of the Heart, the Road of the Body, the Road of the Mind, and the Road of the Soul. It is a fitting homage to the outstanding artistic contributions of El Teatro Campesino to Chicano culture and to popular theater around the world
El fin del mundo( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Founded in 1965 by Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino was initially the cultural wing of the United Farm Workers union in California's central valley. With a pointed political mission, ETC performed their actos in the fields, agitprop improvisations communicated eloquently with the workers, who could neither read nor write, but recognized themselves and their values in the actos. By 1970 ETC had gained an international reputation, with major contributions to Chicano culture in the U.S. and to the development and expansion of the boundaries of theater everywhere. Theirs is a popular theater rooted in the American streets, early California history, Mayan/Aztec mythology and Mexican folklore and spiritualism, all geared toward expression of social, political and cultural perceptions. Valdez believes in a total theaterone where an elevation of sensation is achieved through a trinity of music, dance and drama to stimulate a New American Audience, a celebration of cultural diversity. This video documents ETCs Young Actors Ensemble workshop-created piece El Fin del Mundo. Created specifically for the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Fin del Mundo tells the story of character Mundo Mata (from the eponymous ETC play), who overdoses on drugs and goes to the land of the dead where he encounters his former acquaintances. They are all stuck in the afterworld repeating the vices and sins of their lives. Mundo's friends try to convince him to take over the world of the dead. This workshop was attended by children and teenagers ranging from ages 9 to 17. In some ways, then, in the context of its young performers, the production can be seen as an anti-drug piece. The training and style related to this piece left an indelible mark on later works by workshop participants, including Kinan Valdez, who has since then directed a number of ETC productions
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Luis Valdez--early works : Actos, Bernabé, and Pensamiento serpentino
Languages
English (145)

Spanish (28)

German (2)

Covers
Taking it to the streets : the social protest theater of Luis Valdez and Amiri BarakaVisiones : Latino art and culture