Power and Performativity: The Case of Tupada

Ramirez, Eileen Legaspi (2008) Power and Performativity: The Case of Tupada. Philippine Humanities Review, 10. p. 15. ISSN 0031-7802

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Tupada is a Filipino term for illegally staged cockfights. Linguistically, it finds its roots in the three-century long Spanish colonial occupation of the Philippines. It is precisely tupada's overriding spirit of furtive, unsanctioned action which initially informed the work of a loosely configured gathering of primarily Manila-based artists who trace their creative paths to the academe, street/conventional theater, political mobilization networks, gallery/studio/session work (in music, painting, installation, photography, video, film), and an assortment of mainstream/alternative professional endeavors. This paper dwells mainly on their body of work which taps into the idioms of tupada as a feisty, no holds barred, off the cuff event taking place on the sly.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue on Theatre and Performance Studies
Uncontrolled Keywords: cockfighting, cultural performance, cultural performance history
Depositing User: Repo Admin
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2017 11:08
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2017 11:08
URI: http://philippineperformance-repository.upd.edu.ph/id/eprint/272

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