Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Digital Video Library
Time-span1970 - present
License InformationRegister at the site with your @wisc.edu email address to see Special Collections content.
PublisherHemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Performance and Theater from the Americas
LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, Portuguese
Resource TypesImages and Sound
DescriptionThe Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL) is a collaboration between New York University Libraries and the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics that provides a digital library of performance practices in the Americas. HIDVL documents the expression of social and political life through performance in the many cultures and political landscapes of the Americas. It includes online access to more than 600 hours of video. A trilingual Profile (English, Spanish and Portuguese) is created for each collection, contextualizing the videos with detailed production information, synopses, image galleries, texts, interviews, bibliographies and additional materials. The Hemispheric Institute Special Collections is a growing digital archive of performance and politics in the Americas. Curated by leading scholars, it includes teaching modules, artist profiles, image galleries, articles, scripts, bibliographies and other research materials. Its contents are only available to faculty and students of current Hemispheric Institute Member Institutions. Because UW-Madison is a member, these materials are available to you. To access them, you must create a Hemispheric Institute user account USING YOUR UNIVERSITY ( @wisc.edu) EMAIL ADDRESS, so you can be recognized as a Member by Hemispheric Institute staff, and then login to the website to gain member access to the Special Collections. If you experience any difficulties or have any questions, please contact the Hemispheric Institute through the "Email Us" section of their website.