Category: PERFORMANCE

SPECIAL ISSUE | Crowd (Mis)Representation: Aerial Photography at Donald Trump’s Inauguration and the 2017 Women’s March

Author: Riley Nisbet Wayne State University Download PDF version In a press conference given on the day following Donald Trump’s inauguration, the administration’s first press secretary, Sean Spicer, circulated the lie that the crowd at his presidential inauguration was the...

SPECIAL ISSUE | The Power of Social Protests: Black Lives Matter and the Washington R*Dskins Football Team

  Author: María Piqueras Pérez University of Murcia Download PDF version Marked by Protests, demonstrations, the presidential campaign, a global pandemic and the death tolls that have come along together with mask wearing, 2020 has been a year characterized by dramatic...

SPECIAL ISSUE | Performance and K-pop Stans: Digital Activism in 2020

Download PDF version The Internet is at present the ideal space for political and communicative action. Public discourse is largely shaped by conversations around celebrities, bloggers and digital activists that take place on the Internet. However, the spreading potential of...

SPECIAL ISSUE | When Oppressed People Can Oppress People: Queer Trauma and Performance Working Together Towards Change

  Author: Corpus Navalón Guzmán University of Murcia Download PDF version Marginal social spaces created by those rendered ‘out of place’ can cultivate alternative ways of living […]. (Browne 2009, 541) It is August 1994, women, mostly residents in the USA,...

SPECIAL ISSUE | Dancing War Machines: An Analysis of Performance in the Musical Film West Side Story

Download PDF version Musical films are a favourite among viewers since their emergence in 1927 (Chilton 2020) tied to the arrival of the “talkies” and the consequent possibility of including sound within what were, until then, silent films. Their popularity...

SPECIAL ISSUE | Afro-Caribbean Women Reclaiming their Bodies and Sexuality: Nicki Minaj and Cardi B’s Ambivalent Self-Portrayals

  Author: Macarena Martín Martínez University of Sevilla Download PDF version Existing scholarship on the cultural representation of the Black female body has primarily focused on the dominant stereotypes imposed upon it (Bennett and Dickerson 2001, 4), rather than its self-representation....

Latina women stealing the show: the Super Bowl halftime performance unveiling the hypocrisy of Trump’s America

Download PDF version As I already claimed in my latest post in this blog regarding “race,” these are times of relativism by which any strategically essentialist claim dignifying an oppressed group is deemed discriminatory by a supposedly neutral alt-right (Fernández...

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