Conveners: Zebba dal Farra, Ramon Rivera-Servera, Sarah Townsend
This teach-in will focus on the experience of sound as a fundamental component in the performance of social, cultural and political subjectivities and objectivities of the urban sector, approaching the subject of the city from a pluralistic perspective.
José Batista (Zebba) dal Farra Martins Director, musician, teacher, and researcher in the Department of Performing Arts in the School of Arts and Communications at the Universidade de São Paulo. He operates in the areas of “Poetics of the Body and Voice”, and “Theater Artist Education” and is currently coordinator of Performing Arts.
Ramón Rivera-Sivera researches contemporary performance in the United States with special emphasis on the ways categories of race, gender and sexuality are negotiated in the process of migration. His work documents U.S. Latina/o, Mexican, and Caribbean performance practices ranging from theatre and concert dance to social dance, fashion and speech. He is author of Performing Queer Latinidad: Dance, Sexuality, Politics (2012).
Sarah J. Townsend is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is currently completing a book manuscript titled The Unfinished Art of Theater: Avant-garde Intellectuals and Uneven Development in Mexico and Brazil and has begun research for a project on the invention of the phonograph and the development of recorded sound in the context of the geopolitical changes marked by the Spanish-American War.