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Lecture on the Move: Dr. Jade Power-Sotomayor and Maru Lopez
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May 25, 2024 at 11:00 am

Strauss Galleries

11AM – 12PM

$25 – 30


Join us for a moving discussion with MCASD’s Education Manager Maru Lopez, a Puerto Rican jewelry artist, educator, and craft researcher, and Dr. Jade Power-Sotomayor, a Cali-Rican educator, scholar, and performer who works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at UC San Diego.

The vaivén (a back-and-forth discussion) will explore the intersections between performance and the Caribbean through the artworks featured in MCASD’s special exhibition, Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today.

Museum admission is included with your registration. This program is intended for adult audiences. Capacity is limited to 25 participants. Students are eligible for $5 tickets with ID.

About Dr. Jade Power-Sotomayor

Jade Power-Sotomayor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at UC San Diego. Her monograph in progress ¡Habla!:Speaking Bodies and Dancing Latinx América theorizes the concept of "embodied code-switching" across distinct social dance spaces, examining how relationships between dancing and sounding indexes counter histories that continue to challenge the violent afterlives of the colonial encounter.

She has published in Centro Journal for Puerto Rican Studies, TDR, Theatre Journal, The Oxford Handbook of Theatre and Dance, Latino Studies Journal, Latin American Theatre Review, and Performance Matters. Her essays on the Fandango Fronterizo and on bomba dancing have been recognized with awards from the Dance Studies Association, American Society for Theatre Research, and the American Studies Association’s Sound Studies caucus.

She is also a dramaturg and co-directs and performs with Bomba Liberté.