RM. 301 CRITIQUES

Class 301 watched and reviewed a storytelling  performance by Jasmin Cardenas described here:

Did you know that the oldest man-made mummy ever found was in this hemisphere? King Tut may be the most famous mummy but 2000 years before Egyptian mummies the Chinchorro people of Chile were honoring their beloveds with their own unique methods. Storyteller Jasmin Cardenas invites you to hear about some of the incredible archaeological finds and stories of those first peoples of the Americas. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect cultural studies and literacy.

To view the performance of Jasmin Cardenas please click the video below.

Jasmine Cardenas

Aderonke

Mummies in the Americas was a splendid story about mummies over time. The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts did a wonderful job. The performance was informative and gave me new information that I didn’t know before. Jasmin Cardenas used a song and instruments that helped us keep focused on her performance. To understand new information as a 6th grader isn’t always fun but she made it fun.

 When Cardenas was talking her voice and the tones she was using were very good. She made countless errors on account of her script but even so, she was able to have a fantastic performance and I noticed that so I just want to give her props on that. In the middle of her performance, the performer allowed us to here a here Inca tribe music on a recording which she found I appreciate the time she took to get all of this information.

To help us understand the way to mummify a deceased person the performer used a song that I found very intriguing. The performer talked about different mummies from around the world for example King Tut and the girl that might have been named Shell. The performer also showed us photos of 

Mummies which I found that really fascinating.

Picture of a little girl from the Inca tribe that the performer showed us.

Overall this was an enjoyable performance and a pleasant thing for the Reva and David Logan Center for the arts to do. The performance was informative but fun. It gave me so much information I never knew. I think the performer was trying to leave me with the unique methods of mummifying and the reasons why they did this to these people.

Deiondre

We watched a performance about mummies in class online, on Thursday December, 3 2020. This act was played by Jasmine Cardenas. The act was very cool considering the fact that we watched it online as a whole class.

Mummies from all around the world

Jasmin Cardenas talks about all types of mummies from all over the world. She talks about very different time periods. She also talks  about the religion of a mummified person, and why they were mummified. Jasmin Cardenas would talk about how the mummies were made and prepared.

Mummies of all ages 

Jasmin Cardenas tells you about mummies from all different time periods that are thousands of years old.  While most people know about ancient egypt and their mummies. she would tell you around 10 types of mummies. Where they came from like the original mummy makers.

Description

Jasmin Cardenas was really detailed  about the regions that made mummies. and how they made mummies. She  told us  the clothes the little girl was  wearing . She also described how the first mummy makers made their mummies.

Overall,   the performance was great. Jasmin Cardenas gave us the truth about how mummies were made . My thoughts are that this is a great performance and I would recommend it if you are interested in mummies or if you want to learn something new. It made me feel curious as I would like to learn more.

Isabelle

My name is Isabelle and I am 12 years old, I give this performance ****  I Loved the “Mummies in America” lead by Jasmin Cardenas. My class watched it in December, during our online class. It talked specifically about what Mummies are (I found out they’re Soft Tissues that are Preserved). She also talked about the different types of Organs or Soft tissues that are preserved. She also talked about a very famous mummy who had lots of riches and Gold, She talked about the long complicated cycle of Mummification which is how the Mummies were wrapped and put into tombs and prepared for the Afterlife.

I enjoyed watching along to what she was saying. It was very creative and fun! She made a song talking about how they would prepare the bodies for the afterlife so that it would be fun and easier to remember. I also learned that other mummies can be found all over the world. I also discovered that Pachamama is another way of saying “Mother Earth”. I could visualize the setting and mummies. I visualized the deserts and the golden tombs and the people wrapped in linen cloth getting put into the tombs. It reminded me of a presentation I did in 3rd grade about mummies. They were very similar, they talked about why they did this so they would be able to go to the “Afterlife” and get judged and if they had a good heart they would be able to be reborn. 

I would recommend this to students my age.  It’s very entertaining and specifically teaches you about mummies and their traditions.  It also teaches you what happened numerous years before we were born.

Amare

Introduction

Hello my name is Amare, and me and my class watched a performance about mummies in class online, on Thursday December, 3 2020. This performance was performed by  Jasmin Cardenas. The act was very interesting the way she read intrigued me, considering the fact that we watched it online as a whole class. This performance was about mummies in America. She also made the performance very understanding by singing and showing pictures of the Chinchorro people of Chile.

The Way of performance 

The way she performed the performance was really good but she could have made it better. She could have explained it without using too much information and using more pictures and singing. But all around I would give this performance a good rating and applause to the people who made the performance.

When Jasmin Cardenas was singing, she was singing how the Chinchorro people of Chile would mummify the people. She would take out all of the organs and fill the body with fur, feathers, and other soft materials.  Then they would put the body all back together. Then they would wrap the Chinchorro people in linen cloth and cover the whole body with it.

About The Performer’s Background  

Jasmin Cardenas was wearing a nice red flowered dress. In the background, there was a nice blue cloth which she used for the background. She performed well in such a small environment.  Due to Covid-19, she couldn’t be around many people but she persevered through it and made the best she can out of it.

In conclusion Jasmin Cardenas performed really well in her environment. She made it easy for us to understand what she was saying. There is only one thing I would add to the performance and that would be to add more pictures and singing. It would make the performance more interesting. But overall she did really well performing.

Eduardo

The story-telling performance is played by Jasmin Cardenas and is about mummies. It took place at Reva and Logan center on Monday, October 12, 2020. This was a great performance and it has a lot of interesting facts and topics in it. This performance will give you a piece from the past.

Mummies  

In the performance Jasmin Cardenas talks about all types of mummies from all over the world. She talks about very different time periods as well. She also talks a little about the religion of a mummified person, and why they were mummified. Jasmin Cardenas would talk about how the mummies were made and prepared. For example Jasmin Cardenas had explained the reason why the Egyptians made mummies.

Facts 

In the performance there were a lot of mummies and I will tell you some. The first mummy makers were the chinchorro people. The incan culture believed that gods and spirits controlled their lives so they would occasionally make sacrifices to the gods. The egyptians would put their favorite pets or servants with them when he or she would be mummified. Also each culture would make mummies in different ways. 

Mummies from all ages

Jasmin Cardenas tells you about mummies from all different time periods that are thousands of years old and thousands of years in difference. While most people know about ancient egypt and their mummies. She would tell you around 10 types of mummies. She would also tell you where the mummies came from and the original mummy makers.

Description

Jasmin Cardenas was really fond of the regions that made mummies and how they made mummies. She even described the clothes of a little girl that was mummified on accident. She also described how the first mummy makers made their mummies. Jasmin Cardenas did not resist when helping the reader learn and understand mummies.

Overall the features that really contributed to the performance being successful was the vast amount of facts Jasmin Cardenas gave us and how descriptive it was. Last thoughts are that it is a great performance and I would recommend it if you are interested in mummies or if you want to learn something new. It made me feel curious as I want to learn more.