THURS MAR 12 2015: Coco Fusco presents “Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba”

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Coco Fusco presents “Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba” as part of the MIT Women’s and Gender Studies Intellectual Forum.

Introduction by Ed Schiappa, John E. Burchard Professor of the Humanities and Head of the MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing Program.

Thursday, March 12th  12 – 1:30 pm, The Chipman Room, 6-104

Lunch will be served, please RSVP to and note dietary restrictions.


Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba is a study of the role of corporeal expressivity in development of social criticism in Cuban art. Fusco explores the work of performance artists from the 1980s to the present and examines how the Cuban state has wielded influence over performance through a combination of politics and practices that enable cultural production on the one hand and discipline public behavior on the other. The book will be published by Tate Publishing in the fall of 2015.