Literature and how to support:
Somatic Embodiment of Racial Trauma:
The Dance Union’s Town Hall on Collective Action:
Get informed on the pertinent terms. FAQ on being a person of color:
HTA-Ringvorlesung 2020 #6: Joana Tischkauhttps://www.wilsonstrassefm.com/podcast/episode/51549879/hta-ringvorlesung-2020-6-joana-tischkau
Scorers: Juan Urbina and Amelia Uzategui of Somatic Sauce
Artwork by Macarena Zúñiga Infante
Title: Put some popcorn in your salsa
Resources: wiggle, pop, step, stop
1) Googlea. "Celia Cruz" and choose a song
2) Imagínate. The 9 highlighted corn kernels are on your floor
3) Pruébalo. Step in and out of them while following the beat of the music
4) Muévelo. The kernels move through your space.
5) No Pares. Sigue Sigue! Follow them. Follow the music. Get what you need.
6) Sacúdete. Wiggle and pop your spine, pelvis, upper torso, and head together or alone whenever you want. Forget what it looks like.
7) Tranquilízate. Every now and then, pause. Listen to the music.
8) Guarachea. Respond to Celia’s voice. Go for the drama! Is the corn sweet? Azúcar!
Example of Latinx vernacular excellence toured and recorded internationally.
Check out Celia Cruz and The Fania All Stars - in Zaire, Africa 1974.
"In these times of ending and returning postcolonial struggles, postmodern recovery and "green sustainability" (to use some trendy terms), artists working in third intervals, at the margins of mainstream productivity would have to be at once very primitive and very cultured. Awkwardly, efficiently "low" and competently, unfittingly "high"; shuttling effortlessly between the avant- and arriére-garde and surfing in and out from the middle, between all fixed extremities. Socially marginalized, groups could thus be both provocatively high-tech, and defiantly vernacular in their creative moves."
- Rhythm at Play by Trinh T. Minh-ha