Embodying Loyalty: Revolutionary Moments after 1959

Sunday, January 6, 2019: 12:00 PM
Salon 7 (Palmer House Hilton)
Elizabeth Schwall, University of California, Berkeley
How did Cuban citizens use their bodies and nonverbal movements to express loyalty to the 1959 Cuban Revolution? Why did physical explorations and interpretations of revolutionary ideals matter, if at all? This presentation examines a series of choreographed expressions of loyalty to argue that the physical body--its positions, stances, movements, and trappings--remained central to forging unity and imagining avenues for revolutionary change after 1959.
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