Original Banana Republic

May 9, 2002
Performance Art

About the Program

In 1954, the elected government of Guatemala was overthrown by a coup encouraged by the United Fruit Company in collusion with the CIA. Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa uses this as a starting point for his Original Banana Republic performance that mines Guatemalan history and the Broadway musical. This minimalist dance musical without words or music derives inspiration from Elsa Miranda, Disney Cartoons, and political speeches to explore aspects of Latin American history.


2002.0509 ORI


grunt gallery (second location)
116-350 E. 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5T 4R8
Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations
​​In copyright. For uses beyond Fair Dealing, research requests, corrections, takedown requests, or other inquiries, please contact grunt gallery: archives@grunt.ca

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