Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers
Nov 11, 2020, 7pm (EST)
The Year of Fabrication
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
I was selected as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society for the Humanities and the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University. My current book project Choreotopias: Performance, State Violence, and The Near Past uncovers experimental dance and video art in twentieth-century Mexico, and how these aesthetic forms are mediated by gender, class, and race in the face of abusive power. As a Fellow, I will be expanding the theoretical framework in my book by exploring the relationship between truth, lies, and performance. Assessing how “truth” is produced, deployed, and mediated, I will deliberate not only if and how performance activates and represents truth-telling differently from print, televisual, and digital media, but also how the logics of racialization and gender are tied to who can use performance to make truth claims. I will be teaching seminars about the politics of movement and the fabrication of truth.
Invited talk at Stanford University’s Dance Studies Colloquium Series.
In conversation with Miguel Gutierrez at the Latinx Research Center.
Co-directing the Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers (www.flaccdanza.org)