george sanchez
Performance

george emilio sanchez

In the Court of the Conqueror
April 21 - 22

The personal and the political are interwoven in a piercing artistic commentary on Native identity and institutional racism.

21/22 Hop Presents

2021/22 Artist-in-Residence

Part historical, part autobiographical, this solo performance focuses on key landmark cases of Federal Indian Law as well as the artist's own experiences of being raised in an Ecuadorian immigrant household that held cultural biases and prejudice towards indigenous people. The performance revolves around the 200 year-old history of US Supreme Court rulings that have diminished the Tribal Sovereignty of Native Nations in Indian Country.

In the Court of the Conqueror is the second installment of sanchez's performance series, Performing the Constitution. One of the inspirations for embarking on this series is to create narratives that point to, and highlight, the importance and relevance of how the creation of law and its ramifications have a direct link to how communities of color live and exist in this country. sanchez has created an artistic avenue by which to reflect and analyze the breadth and scope of how institutional racism and cultural tenets of racial and gender superiority are embedded in the nation's foundational document.

Generously supported by the David H. Hilton 1951 Fund No. 2, the Herbert Levine 1937 Fund, and Virginia R. and James W. Giddens '59

Photo: Zack Garlitos

Learn more about sanchez's 2021-22 Residency at the Hop >

george emilio sanchez is a writer, performance artist and social activist living and working on the ancestral homelands of the Lenapehoking, or Land of the Lenape, today known as Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York. Most recently he premiered XIV at Dixon Place in New York City in 2019.  He recently was named the Keith Haring Fellow by the MacDowell in New Hampshire, and he is a Social Practice artist-in-residence at Abrons Arts Center in New York City.  He teaches at the City University of New York's College of Staten Island and is the Performance Director for Emergenyc, a program that explores the intersection between arts and activism. 

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