BABE-25 Interview with Blanca Elia Montoya and her daugther Chiara Micchienzi

Document date: 06 August 2013

Identity Statement

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Extent and Medium

13 drawings; 41 photographs; 11 videos.

Reference Archivists

Hernández Nova, Leslie Nancy; Musa, Samir

Content and Structure


Location of the interview: Italy - Turin - The interviewees' house
Provenance of the intervieew: Peru, Italy - Chulucanas, Turin.
Name of the interviewer: Hernández Nova, Leslie Nancy

Blanca Montoya emigrated to Italy in 1989 and married a native of southern Italy. Her second daughter, Chiara, was born in Turin and was drawn to the traditional Peruvian dances, especially the marinera, which is a traditional dance in the city of Trujillo. In the interview, mother and daughter discuss dance as a fundamental method of sharing Peruvian culture and integrating it with their life in Italy. Chiara participates in her mother's work with in various marinera competitions throughout Europe. The interview contains an non-verbal element as Chiara Micchienzi and Leslie Hernández Nova dance together in a moment of a continuity of intersubjetivity of the interview. The production of the witness correspondes as following: The 11 photographs of the dance rehearsals were taken by the interviewer on August 2nd at the Valdocco Oratory of Turin (see the signed release for the various dates of the interviews). The interviewer has made the personalized thematic grid used for this interview available. There are hard copies of 9 digital photographs from the individual photography-based project, which were selected during the preparation of the project's exhibitions both at the Fondazione Merz (Corpi attraverso i confini: memorie dell’Europa di oggi) and at the State Archive of Florence (Immagine Memoria. Archivio di un'Europa in costruzione) and which are also avaible. Five videos of performance of marinera dane with the dancer Alessandro Ramos; 1 individual photography project including 29 photographs about marienra traditional dance.

Conditions of Access and Use


Italian, Spanish

Allied Materials


Archivist Notes

See the interview with the mother (BABE-026), the interview with the whole family during the ceremony dedicated to Vargas Llosa for the honoris Causa degree delivered by the University of Turin (BABE-052), the participant observation during the European marinera dance competition (BABE-057), and the participant observation during the project's exhibition at the Fondazione Merz (BABE-053). The interviewer has made the personalized thematic grid used for this interview available.

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