Victoria Santa Cruz’s 2004 Book Now Available Online

I am pleased to announce the online edition of Victoria Santa Cruz’s book  Rhythm, the Eternal Organizer/Ritmo, el eterno organizador (trans. Susan G. Polansky, Ediciones Copé, 2004). This bilingual (Spanish and English) book, in which Santa Cruz explains her philosophy of rhythm, has long been out-of-print and was never widely available outside Peru.

I am grateful to Octavio Santa Cruz, Aldo Durán and Ediciones Copé, and Susan G. Polansky (Teaching Professor and Head of Department of Modern Languages), Keith Webster (Dean of University Libraries), and Marcie Hayhurst (Legal Assistant, Office of the General General Counsel) of  Carnegie Mellon University for working with me to make possible the broader dissemination of Victoria Santa Cruz’s book via Carnegie Mellon University Library’s online repository of digital scholarship. Thank you also to Javier León for communications translation support.

Video: Reunion of Founding Members of Victoria Santa Cruz’s 1960s Company (Black Theater and Dances of Peru)

During Afro-Peruvian Culture Month, 2018, Luís Rodríguez Pastor and Seminario Afroperuana de Artes y Letras organized the second reunion and public conversation of  founding members of Victoria Santa Cruz’s Peruvian company Teatro y Danzas Negras del Perú. These four videorecordings (in Spanish) document the public event, which took place at the Peruvian Ministry of Culture in Lima on June 30, 2018.


Video Message to Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama Seniors (1999)

(Ver la descripción del contenido en castellano e instrucciones para ver subtítulos en castellano a continuación)

Victoria Santa Cruz was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama from 1982 to 1999. This video message from Victoria Santa Cruz to (future) Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama seniors is from a movie for the class of 2002 by CMU alumnus Eric Feldman. This segment was filmed by Eric Feldman in Victoria Santa Cruz’s office at Carnegie Mellon University on December 12, 1999, just before she retired from teaching. In her message, Victoria Santa Cruz explains her approach to the development of interior rhythm.

I obtained a DVD copy of this video from the personal collection of Victoria Santa Cruz in Lima, courtesy of her nephew Octavio Santa Cruz. I have posted the video on YouTube with the permission of Octavio Santa Cruz and Eric Feldman (the videographer). Do not reproduce, redistribute, or modify without consent, but please feel free to share this link with others, especially former students of Victoria Santa Cruz or others who would appreciate her message.

Este mensaje de la profesora Victoria Santa Cruz (1922–2014) a los “seniors” (del futuro) de la Escuela de Arte Dramático en Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Estados Unidos) es de una película para la clase de 2002 de Carnegie Mellon de Eric Feldman. En su mensaje, Victoria Santa Cruz explica su acercamiento al desarrollo del ritmo interior. Victoria Santa Cruz fue profesora en la Escuela de Arte Dramático de la Universidad Carnegie Mellon desde 1982 hasta 1999. Este video se filmó en la oficina de Victoria Santa Cruz en Carnegie Mellon el 12 de diciembre de 1999. Se obtuvo de la colección personal de Victoria Santa Cruz en Lima, Perú, por Heidi Feldman, quien está realizando una investigación para un libro sobre el legado internacional de Victoria Santa Cruz. El video se publica con el permiso de Octavio Santa Cruz y Eric Feldman (el camarógrafo). No reproduzca, redistribuya ni modifique sin su consentimiento, pero no dude en compartir este enlace con otros, especialmente con los alumnos de Victoria Santa Cruz.

SUBTITULOS: Para activar los subtítulos, toque.”CC.” Para traducir los subtítulos al castellano, haga clic en el icono de configuración en la parte inferior de la pantalla de video. Haga clic en Subtitles / CC.Haga clic en Auto-traducir. Selecciona un idioma.