Search results for:
No result found! Try with different keywords!
Users
Organizers
Events
Advertisement
Oh Snap, this is a past event! 😵

Do you want to get notified when this event happens again?

Dancing Loyalty: Revolutionary Movements in Cuba after 1959

Advertisement

Dancing Loyalty: Revolutionary Movements in Cuba after 1959


Elizabeth Schwall

Dancing Loyalty: Revolutionary Movements in Cuba after 1959
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
4:00 – 6:00 pm | CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

After the 1959 Cuban Revolution, new professional opportunities opened up for dancers of African descent. As Fidel Castro desegregated public parks and beaches, Cuban choreographers founded new companies with racially diverse casts. This presentation examines how Afro-Cuban dancers embraced these opportunities and shaped their outcomes, arguing that even though black dancers faced considerable obstacles like racial prejudice and deflated wages, they made important strides in creating innovative dance art and a new category of revolutionary work.

Elizabeth Schwall is a Visiting Lecturer of Latin American History at UC Berkeley and a Fellow at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. She previously held a Mellon Dance Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University and has taught at Stanford University.



Map Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley, 2334 Bowditch St, Berkeley, California 94720, California, United States
Loading venue map..
Report a problem

Are you going to this event?

Organizer

Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley
Advertisement