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Lecture: Violeta Luna “Cor-po/etics: A Poetics of the Body in Performance”
April 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lecture: “Cor-po/etics: A Poetics of the Body in Performance”
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:00 PM CDT Zoom Webinar Link forthcoming
A ritual poetics as counter-narrative to the politics of violence.
Violeta Luna is a San Francisco-based performance artist. Her works reflect and inquire upon the relationship between theatre, performance art and community engagement. Working in a multidisciplinary space that allows for the crossing of aesthetic and conceptual borders, Luna uses her body as a territory to question and comment on social and political phenomena. She has performed and taught workshops in the U.S. and abroad in places ranging from the Bay Area to most of Latin America, as well as in countries such as Rwanda, Egypt, India, New Zealand, Japan, and Canada to name a few. Luna’s work has also been featured in several recent and forthcoming books like “Performing Ground: Space, Camouflage and the arts of Blending In,” and “Freak Performance: dissidence in Latin America Theater.” Her collaborations include work with the Bay Area-based immigrant women’s rights organizations Mujeres Unidas y Activas and La Colectiva de Mujeres, as well as the performance collective Secos & Mojados. Luna is a Creative Capital and National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Fellow and artistic member of The Magdalena Project: International Network of Women in Contemporary Theatre.Link to Violeta Luna’s website.
Image: Lorie Novak, Silla, vestido y huesos.
Both events are free and open to the public. They are possible thanks to the generous financial support of the Anonymous Fund and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. The Center for Visual Cultures would also like to thank Art, Art History, Gender and Women’s Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium, Disability Studies Initiative, Graduate and Professional Students with Disabilities Initiative, Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS), Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies, Center for Humanities, and the Institute for Research in the Humanities.