In honor of Hispanic/Latine Heritage Month 2023, please join us on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 4-5:30 p.m. in Falvey Library’s Speakers’ Corner for a talk by Leticia Robles-Moreno, PhD, titled “Peruvian Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani: Weaving Shared Memory Landscapes through Theatre & Performance.”
Theatre and performance, as corporeal artistic expressions, acquire a transformative potential in times of political turmoil when violence, torture, and disappearance target bodies marked as disposable. Yuyachkani, the legendary Peruvian theatre collective that has worked together for over 50 years, continues to ask a question relevant for artists, academics, and activists alike: how can an absent body be made visible? This talk will reflect upon this question, and the labor of collective memory and resistance in Latin America.
Leticia Robles-Moreno is Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre & Dance at Muhlenberg College. Her research is focused on how theatre groups of “creación colectiva,” as well as artivist collectives in the Americas, generate alternative political subjectivities, communities, and spaces of belonging in times of socio-political unrest. Her book project Living After Death: Performance, Decay, and Collective Survival in the Americas analyzes the political aesthetics of theatre, art, and activism, as modes of anti-neoliberal and intersectional bodily coexistence.
This ACS-approved event, sponsored by Falvey Library, the Department of Spanish, and the Latin American Studies Program, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
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